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.
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.
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.
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.