4:51 pm January 24, 2015 | No Comment
The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement were arrested and released Saturday as the city's police chief defended the investigation into mass protests, saying it was not "a show".
5:13 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
Thai authorities dealt a double blow to ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her powerful family on Friday, banning her from politics for five years and proceeding with criminal charges for negligence that could put her in jail.
1:19 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
Yemeni leader Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has offered to resign following a standoff with a powerful Shiite militia in control of the capital, throwing his country deeper into political turmoil.
12:42 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
As he scrubs the road to India’s Taj Mahal on his knees for less than five dollars a day, Ramjeet beams with pride at the thought of US President Barack Obama admiring his handiwork.
12:30 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
The mother of one of the Japanese men being held by Islamist militants on Friday urged the Tokyo government to pay the jihadists’ ransom and pleaded that her son’s life be spared.
11:57 am January 23, 2015 | No Comment
An Australian mother of four charged in Malaysia with the capital crime of drug trafficking was duped into carrying the drugs after falling for an online romance scam, her lawyer said on Friday.
11:05 am January 23, 2015 | No Comment
Ukrainian forces on Thursday ceded a long-disputed airport to Russian-backed rebels as an upsurge in clashes killed nearly 50 people and punctured Europe’s latest push for peace in the nine-month war.
10:09 am January 23, 2015 | No Comment
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in an official statement.
8:44 pm January 22, 2015 | No Comment
South Africa said on Thursday that it had moved around 100 rhinos to unspecified neighboring states as part of efforts to stem the illicit slaughter of the animals for their horns.
3:41 pm January 22, 2015 | No Comment
Thailand's army-stacked parliament will vote in an impeachment hearing against ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday, testing a fragile calm between the rural poor and the royalist establishment backed by the Bangkok middle class.
1:49 pm January 22, 2015 | No Comment
Worldwide child deaths will be halved over the next 15 years, polio, guinea worm and river blindness will be eradicated, and there will be a single-dose cure for malaria.
10:58 am January 22, 2015 | No Comment
Splits within the Taliban, and doubts over whether its elusive leader is even alive, are driving a growing number of militant commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Islamic State (IS) for inspiration.
9:18 am January 22, 2015 | 1 Comment
The leader of Germany’s “anti-Islamization” movement Pegida stepped down on Wednesday after a picture emerged of him sporting a Hitler-style haircut and moustache, along with racist slurs he posted on Facebook.
9:10 am January 22, 2015 | No Comment
Sikh activists said they filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in New York demanding the United States blacklist as a terrorist organization a hardline Hindu group linked to India’s ruling party.
8:52 am January 22, 2015 | No Comment
The Italian government on Wednesday said police had seized more than 5,000 ancient artefacts in a record 45-million-euro haul after dismantling a Swiss-Italian trafficking ring.
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