10:54 am January 29, 2015 | No Comment
One of the two hostages who died in a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in December was killed by ricochets of a police bullet or bullets, an inquest into the deadly stand-off heard on Thursday.
10:07 am January 29, 2015 | No Comment
An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also held by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday.
5:50 pm January 28, 2015 | No Comment
Work to set up an autonomous Muslim region in the Philippines to end a 45-year insurgency has been suspended and may be abandoned altogether because of a clash in which more than 50 people were killed, legislators said on Wednesday.
2:48 pm January 28, 2015 | No Comment
Australia's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the detention of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka on the high seas for almost a month was lawful, a win for the government's tough immigration policy.
12:57 pm January 28, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation will release an interim report on the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 7, a day before the one-year anniversary of the disappearance, deputy transport minister Aziz Kaprawi said on Wednesday.
12:08 pm January 27, 2015 | No Comment
A herder from northern China’s Inner Mongolia who had been protesting the government’s occupation of traditional grazing land has hanged himself outside a government building, a relative and an overseas rights group said.
10:45 am January 27, 2015 | No Comment
Australia faced a rise in temperature of potentially more than 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, an increase that would outpace global warming worldwide, the country’s national science agency said on Tuesday.
5:56 pm January 26, 2015 | No Comment
The website of Malaysia Airlines was commandeered for several hours on Monday by hackers who referenced the Islamic State jihadists and threatened to expose data taken from the carrier’s servers.
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".
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.
9:06 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
Authorities in Myanmar have detained 155 Chinese nationals for illegal logging, China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, denying reports that its citizens had been trapped by an armed conflict there.
4:56 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
A purported Islamic State threat to kill two Japanese captives could harden Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's resolve to break with Japan's pacifism
11:51 am January 21, 2015 | No Comment
Japanese air force jets are scrambling at a record pace to counter Chinese fighters intruding into its air space along its southern flank and Russian bombers and spy planes probing its northern defenses, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
3:19 pm January 20, 2015 | No Comment
A baby at the center of a Thai surrogacy scandal has been granted Australian citizenship, authorities said on Tuesday, after his birth mother said he was abandoned by a Perth couple who went home with his healthy twin sister.
3:14 pm January 20, 2015 | No Comment
hinese President Xi Jinping and the other six members of the Communist Party’s elite Politburo Standing Committee have been given 62 percent pay rises, state-run media said on Tuesday, as civil servants get their first increases since 2006.
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