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Burkina Faso’s embattled President Blaise Compaore announced on Friday that he was stepping down to make way for elections following a violent uprising against his 27-year rule that saw parliament...

31 Oct 2014 - 10:24pm

More than 1,000 foreign fighters from 80 countries are streaming into Syria and Iraq each month despite three months of persistent air strikes against Islamic State, according to US intelligence...

31 Oct 2014 - 10:29pm

Moscow and Kiev clinch a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter despite the fighting in eastern...

31 Oct 2014 - 10:10pm

Ed Miliband, leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, has brushed off opinion polls indicating its support is collapsing in Scotland, for long its stronghold, ahead of next year's general...

31 Oct 2014 - 10:13pm

After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the US, health authorities are bracing for a new battle of the flu season.

31 Oct 2014 - 10:35pm

Enfeebled by its electoral loss to veteran leader Robert Mugabe and a post-vote split, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change was meeting yesterday to elect new leaders and devise a fresh...

31 Oct 2014 - 10:13pm

Israeli reopened the flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque under heavy police guard yesterday for Muslim prayers after a rare closure during clashes over the killing of a Palestinian by security forces.

1 Nov 2014 - 1:07am


Today's Poll

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9 Aug 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 443

RT, a Kremlin-funded broadcaster lauded by President Vladimir Putin, has launched a TV news channel in Britain, promising to challenge "dominant power structures" and scrutinise the British...

31 Oct 2014 - 10:09pm

US National Guard troops arrived in a Hawaiian town threatened by a slow-moving river of molten lava, and were greeted with cheers by residents of the community, where they are to provide security...

31 Oct 2014 - 10:13pm

The US and Australia said yesterday they were lifting sanctions against Fiji after elections in the Pacific island nation last month following eight years of military rule.

31 Oct 2014 - 10:19pm

A safari park in South America is caging humans instead of animals to give thrill seekers a chance to tickle a lion’s belly – albeit from the safety of a cage mounted on a truck.

31 Oct 2014 - 5:00pm

A skin-eating fungus that entered Europe through the global wildlife trade is threatening the continent's native salamanders, and could do the same in North America, scientists say.

31 Oct 2014 - 10:14pm

Nato's chief said the alliance must "keep strong" after its jets intercepted a large number of Russian aircraft flying close to European airspace over two days this week, in an "unusual" series of...

31 Oct 2014 - 8:35am

Footage shows how the FBI tricked its way inside a luxury Las Vegas villa used by defendant Paul Phua as part of a major international gambling bust.

31 Oct 2014 - 5:07am

Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of an assassination attempt of a hardline Jewish activist in Jerusalem, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the...

31 Oct 2014 - 5:28am

Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down...

31 Oct 2014 - 9:57am

Islamic State militants executed 600 Iraqi prisoners, forcing them to kneel on the edge of a ravine before they were shot, an international rights group said.

31 Oct 2014 - 5:28am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly revealed he's gay and says he wants to help people struggling with their sexuality. The declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the...

31 Oct 2014 - 5:28am

A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York has gone viral, sparking renewed debate about harassment endured by women and minority groups.

31 Oct 2014 - 4:54am

A liberal party with ties to the deposed regime took the most seats in Tunisia's parliamentary elections, beating Islamist rivals.

31 Oct 2014 - 5:28am

The grandson of Augusto Pinochet is organising followers of the former dictator to launch a political party in Chile.

31 Oct 2014 - 6:10am

Sweden's centre-left government has officially recognised the state of Palestine, becoming the first major European country to do so.

31 Oct 2014 - 5:28am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled a new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara that has been denounced as an environmental blight and evidence of his autocratic...

31 Oct 2014 - 5:28am

A British-based online dating service has admitted to US regulators that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.

31 Oct 2014 - 5:28am

Researchers on the trail of missing 1930s aviator Amelia Earhart say they are increasingly convinced that aluminium debris found on a South Pacific beach came from her lost plane.

31 Oct 2014 - 5:28am

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with the parents of 43 teachers-college students for the first time since they disappeared over a month ago, who later said they were frustrated by the...

30 Oct 2014 - 4:17pm

Saudi Arabia says it has detected six new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in 24 hours, the biggest daily jump for months with officials blaming lax hospital procedures...

30 Oct 2014 - 4:53pm


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