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  • Aug 21, 2014
  • Updated: 2:06am

Islamic militants released a video showing the beheading of a man they said was kidnapped US journalist James Foley, and threatened to kill a second American unless President Barack Obama calls...

20 Aug 2014 - 10:56pm

Israeli air strikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said on Wednesday was an attempt to assassinate...

20 Aug 2014 - 10:08pm

A senior doctor who treated Nigeria's first Ebola patient has died, taking the death toll in Africa's most populous country to five, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:17pm

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said yesterday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old...

21 Aug 2014 - 12:30am

Texas Governor Rick Perry struck a tight smile for his mug shot and issued a spirited defence against charges of abusing his power, vowing "to fight this injustice with every fibre of my being"....

20 Aug 2014 - 9:15pm

Airlines are on alert as one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes rumbles to life, threatening ash clouds that could force flight cancellations across the North Atlantic, the busiest international...

20 Aug 2014 - 10:21pm

Columns by CNN host Fareed Zakaria, who was disciplined after a plagiarism controversy two years ago, are under scrutiny after new accusations from an anonymous internet watchdog.

21 Aug 2014 - 1:33am


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A political strategist who ran US President Barack Obama's winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:19pm

The family of an avid climber is grieving after the man fell 100 metres to his death in Yosemite National Park just hours after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal atop a mountain.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:19pm

The last time she took to the stage, the prototype of the mobile phone was undergoing its first trials. As she emerges from her 35-year hiatus to perform once again in Britain, singer Kate Bush is...

20 Aug 2014 - 9:19pm

The octopus's ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns, US researchers said.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:19pm

Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of a rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.

19 Aug 2014 - 7:28pm

They slipped into southwest France 10 years ago in a pottery shipment from China and have since invaded more than half the country, which is fighting back with drones, poison and even chickens.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:20pm

Israel said militants fired rockets from Gaza on Tuesday in violation of a truce and that it struck back with attacks in the Palestinian enclave, fighting that put talks in Cairo on a long-term...

19 Aug 2014 - 11:17pm

Police came under “heavy gunfire” and 31 people were arrested during racially charged protests in Ferguson, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:14am

Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants...

19 Aug 2014 - 8:57pm

Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients who fled a weekend attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in West Africa's...

20 Aug 2014 - 5:04pm

The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack...

19 Aug 2014 - 9:08pm

Cases in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including...

19 Aug 2014 - 10:09pm

Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk yesterday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key...

20 Aug 2014 - 1:43am

Pope Francis said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq were legitimate but added the international community - and not just one country - should decide how...

20 Aug 2014 - 1:28am

The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned yesterday that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress was made towards a lasting deal.

19 Aug 2014 - 8:48pm

Armed groups in Syria have several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could be diverted to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a report by a respected international...

20 Aug 2014 - 4:39am

Two photographers in Iran have been sentenced to a total of 75 lashes after negatively reviewing an illustrated book published by a local official.

20 Aug 2014 - 1:28am

A white-headed crocodile nicknamed Michael Jackson has been shot dead, reports said yesterday, after it apparently killed a fisherman in Australia's north.

20 Aug 2014 - 4:36am

Ever felt like your neighbour's antics could drive you to an early grave? Well, there may be reason for concern, said researchers who reported a link yesterday between having good neighbours and a...

19 Aug 2014 - 10:23pm

Chinese hackers allegedly attacked one of America’s biggest hospital groups, stealing personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients – the largest such breach in five years.

19 Aug 2014 - 11:26am


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