Australia’s bid for UN Rights Council seat challenged

Human rights law center director says 'disconnect' exits between what Australia says at international level and its domestic actions. The United Nations is being urged to examine...

10 killed in Somalia clan fighting

At least 10 people have been killed and several others injured in renewed clan fighting in central Somalia, a government official said Saturday. "The two clan...

12 killed in Egypt bus accident

At least 12 people were killed when their bus plunged into a canal west of Egyptian capital Cairo. "So far, 12 passengers were killed and...

Soldier injured in S. Yemen blast

A soldier was seriously injured in a bomb blast Saturday in Yemen's southern Hadhramaut province, eyewitnesses have said. "An explosive device exploded at a military...

Thousands rally in southeastern Turkey to welcome Newroz

Celebration this year is of great importance as letter from jailed PKK head calling for peace is due to be read out. Thousands of people...

UPDATE- Fitch affirms Turkey’s credit rating, outlook stable

International credit rating agency says public finances in Turkey remain robust with no sign of fiscal slippage ahead of general election in June. ANKARA (AA)...

Georgia fights against Russia in Ukraine

Former president of Georgia Saakashvili accuses Russia of trying to re-establish Soviet Union KIEV/TBILISI (AA) - A number of Georgian bureaucrats have key roles in Ukraine supporting...

Houthis fire on protesters in Yemen’s Taizz

Shiite Houthi militants on Saturday opened fire to disperse an anti-Houthi protest in Yemen's central city of Taizz, eyewitnesses have said. Houthi militants sporting both...

Michelle Obama promotes girls’ education in Cambodia

Encourages students to ignore people who tell them they aren't smart enough for college. Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, has arrived...

US to bolster military defence of South Korea

Announcement by US military based on Korean Peninsula comes as North claims it is ready to launch nuclear war. By Alex Jensen SEOUL (AA) - The cold...

Afghanistan welcomes in spring with Newroz celebrations

For the first time in more than a decade Afghan forces, rather than foreign forces, guarded the annual Newroz celebration By Shadi Khan Saif KABUL, Afghanistan...

HK man killed parents, stored heads in fridge

Claimed father was arrogant, never game him a moment's peace, while mother looked at him 'sadly.' HONG KONG (AA) - A 31-year-old Hong Kong man has been...

Earthquake rocks Mexico, no damages reported

Tremor was felt in the city of Puebla and in several Mexico City boroughs. MEXICO CITY (AA) -- A 5.4-magnitude earthquake rattled southern Mexico on Friday afternoon,...

Pair convicted in terrorist plot to derail Canada-US train

Main terror plot was to damage a bridge that would derail a passenger train running from New York to Toronto. TRENTON, Ontario (AA) -- A...

Greek FM to visit Berlin

Kotzias will visit German capital for second time in two months, as relations suffer from disagreements on WWII reparations. BERLIN (AA) - Greek Foreign Minister Nikos...

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