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Blind justice: Iranian man’s eye is gouged out as punishment for acid attack

In a literal application of the sharia law of an eye for an eye, an Iranian man convicted of blinding another man in an acid attack has himself had an eye gouged out, marking the first time Iran...

6 Mar 2015 - 11:32am
Harrison Ford seriously hurt after crashing his vintage plane on Los Angeles golf course

“Star Wars” star Harrison Ford has been seriously injured after crashing his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport.

6 Mar 2015 - 12:51pm
Harrison Ford seriously hurt after crashing his vintage plane on Los Angeles golf course

An airliner has skidded off a runway at New York’s La Guardia airport and slid to a halt just metres from frigid waters, as a snow storm battered the US coast from Texas to Boston.

6 Mar 2015 - 1:44pm
Harrison Ford seriously hurt after crashing his vintage plane on Los Angeles golf course

Islamic State militants have “bulldozed” the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq using heavy military vehicles, the government said.

6 Mar 2015 - 10:41am
Harrison Ford seriously hurt after crashing his vintage plane on Los Angeles golf course

Hillary Clinton broke her silence over a controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the US State Department to release them.

5 Mar 2015 - 7:09pm
British leader Cameron accused of 'cowering' from head-to-head debate

Plans for televised debates between Britain's main party leaders collapsed into chaos yesterday after Prime Minister David Cameron vetoed the broadcasters' plans, barely two months before the...

6 Mar 2015 - 1:01am

A US probe into policing in Ferguson, Missouri, found systemic racial bias targeted blacks and created a "toxic environment".

5 Mar 2015 - 10:32pm


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An unusual request has gone out to wealthy US donors writing large cheques to support former Florida governor Jeb Bush: Please don't give more than US$1 million at the moment.

6 Mar 2015 - 3:43am

In Kinshasa, the teeming capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where drivers often flout traffic rules, five chunky, arm-waving robots equipped with cameras and lights have been set up to...

5 Mar 2015 - 10:08pm

Toxic smoke covered a large part of Vancouver’s downtown core, and police urged residents to stay inside and shut their windows, after a major chemical fire broke out in shipping containers in...

5 Mar 2015 - 11:21am

A millionaire businessman in Finland has been fined €54,000 (HK$462,000) for speeding.

While the businessman's fine may seem extortionate, it is part of a Finnish tradition of "progressive...

5 Mar 2015 - 10:21pm

McDonald’s says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST.

5 Mar 2015 - 3:01pm

Gruesome details of injuries sustained by victims of the Boston Marathon bombings were recounted to jurors yesterday as lawyers for the Muslim student on trial for the attack admitted he carried...

5 Mar 2015 - 3:39pm

The threat that Islamic State poses to Egypt has become ever more apparent in recent weeks.

5 Mar 2015 - 10:08pm

US air accident investigators are reviewing a petition to reopen a probe into the February 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll pioneers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP "Big Bopper"...

5 Mar 2015 - 10:29pm

Libya has urged the UN Security Council to approve a request for military purchases as it struggles to combat Islamic State extremists and protect its oil fields.

5 Mar 2015 - 10:09pm

Mexican police and soldiers have captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the...

5 Mar 2015 - 10:08pm

A Mexican mayor who once said he stole "a little bit" from public funds has sparked outrage again after lifting a woman's dress while dancing on stage during his lavish 44th birthday party.

5 Mar 2015 - 10:08pm

They lurk in dark corners, feed off crumbs - and obey the commands of their human overlords.

Years in the making, and a contender for the most revolting creation to emerge from a laboratory...

5 Mar 2015 - 10:08pm

Americans living in the Rockies stand a better chance of dodging the impact of a zombie apocalypse than their fellow urbanites.

Cities would fall quickly, suggests the "large-scale exact...

5 Mar 2015 - 10:08pm

A second top Los Angeles hospital has reported an outbreak of drug-resistant "superbug" infections, and dozens more potential exposures, from procedures performed with a fibre-optic instrument...

5 Mar 2015 - 10:08pm

A study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in attacking cancer.

5 Mar 2015 - 10:08pm

Federal agents have searched more than a dozen homes in a crackdown on so-called "maternity tourism" operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the US.

5 Mar 2015 - 3:12am

Norway’s Nobel Peace Prize committee demoted its controversial chairman, in a move unprecedented in the long history of the award.

5 Mar 2015 - 7:50am

A top European rights body yesterday scolded France for failing to completely ban the smacking of children, in a ruling which that has reignited debate over the controversial topic.

5 Mar 2015 - 11:07am

Former CIA director David Petraeus, whose bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with...

5 Mar 2015 - 7:35am

Colombian authorities have detained a China-flagged ship travelling to Cuba for illegally transporting around 100 tonnes of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives.

5 Mar 2015 - 7:29am

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