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Barack Obama becomes first American president to enter the Arctic

September 3, 2015 8:30:12 am

Obama's visit to Kotzebue was designed to snap the country to attention by illustrating the ways warmer temperatures have already threatened entire communities and ways of life in Alaska.

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Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina stripped off immunity, prosecutors close in

September 2, 2015 10:15:06 am

Perez Molina, 64, has maintained his innocence and vows to face the legal process.

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Beirut clashes: ‘Unexpected’ ministry takeover leaves Lebanese bewildered

September 2, 2015 8:00:53 am

Angry protests that suddenly erupted last month over the government's failure to deal with the garbage crisis have evolved into the most serious anti-government demonstrations in Lebanon in years.

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Venezuela: Fire at Tocuyito Prison kills 17, injures 11

September 1, 2015 9:11:56 am

The fire at the Tocuyito facility in Carabobo state overnight left nine men and eight women dead.

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Ukraine clash: Death toll from violent protest rises to 3

September 1, 2015 9:15:41 pm

Ukrainian nationalists strongly oppose changing the constitution, saying that would threaten the country's sovereignty and independence.

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Fossils reveal scorpion-like predator which ruled the seas 460 million years ago

September 1, 2015 8:38:54 am

The sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches (170 centimeters), with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head and a spike tail, according to a new study.

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Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

August 31, 2015 1:11:59 am

Satellite images confirmed that Islamic State had begun its destruction of ancient sites in Syria’s Palmyra, blowing up a 2,000-year-old temple.

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Barack Obama expects improved US-Israel ties after Iran deal in place

August 29, 2015 7:37:54 am

Barack Obama encouraged skeptics of the agreement to 'overcome the emotions' that have infused the debate and evaluate the accord based on facts.

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2 French journalists arrested in blackmail of Moroccan king

August 28, 2015 2:04:54 pm

Dupont-Moretti said the Moroccan leadership filed a lawsuit in Paris and the arrests came after a sting operation.

Puerto Rico braces for tropical storm Erika after 4 dead in Dominica

August 28, 2015 11:11:46 am

Erika was located about 145 miles (235 kilometers) southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph) with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

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Australian survivor of WWII ‘Great Escape’ dies aged 101

August 28, 2015 10:42:45 am

Royle died Sunday at a Perth hospital following surgery on a hip fracture that he suffered in a fall in a nursing home three weeks ago, his son Gordon Royle said.

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Pak-origin man extradited from Pakistan to serve jail term in US

August 27, 2015 9:55:22 am

On December 1 last year, Ahmad was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison and ordered to forfeit USD 3.2 million in illicit proceeds.

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Virginia killings: Two television journalists shot dead during live show; gunman dies in hospital

August 27, 2015 12:29:42 pm

Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday morning while conducting a live television interview, their station, WDBJ7 said.

Gunman fires into busy Indian restaurant in Sydney, no injuries reported

August 26, 2015 1:44:30 pm

The bullet went through the front window of the restaurant and hit a shelf, they said, adding, the gunman, dressed in a blue tracksuit, was seen running south on Wigram Street after the incident.

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Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

August 24, 2015 12:00:46 am

Iraq’s defence minister Khalid al-Obeidi on Saturday toured Anbar, according to a statement issued by his office, and fired a top commander for failing to carry out his duty.

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Typhoon Goni leaves seven dead, two missing in Philippines

August 22, 2015 9:19:15 am

Other casualties were swept by rampaging rivers, landslides and a tornado, officials said.

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US will maintain necessary military presence in Asia-Pacific: Pentagon

August 22, 2015 8:53:37 am

Assistant Secretary of Defense David Shear said the US has a vested interest in ensuring that territorial claims are resolved peacefully and without conflict or coercion.

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US requests Australia to expand its role in fight against Islamic State

August 21, 2015 8:40:01 am

Australian aerial role in fight against the Islamic State in Syria has been so far limited to refuelling and intelligence gathering

Australia: PM Tony Abbott says 7 ‘jihadi’ suspects stopped at airport

August 20, 2015 7:34:19 am

Reports on Thursday said that the largest single group of suspected jihadis to attempt to leave Australia were stopped at Sydney International Airport on August 12.

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Fiji arrests 63 people accused of inciting political unrest

August 19, 2015 12:41:35 pm

Some fear Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is using the arrests to silence political dissent.

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Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti’s humanitarian crisis: UN

August 19, 2015 9:46:18 am

According to UN data, nearly 20,000 people have been affected and 170 killed by the disease since the beginning of the year.

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UN: Some sexual abuse charges against peacekeepers ignored

August 18, 2015 11:35:00 am

Senior officials in peacekeeping missions saw countries' investigations as unreliable and "powerfully motivated to exonerate their personnel."

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Australian government lawmaker introduces gay marriage bill

August 17, 2015 8:50:15 am

The push for gay marriage within government ranks is a leadership test for Abbott, a former Roman Catholic seminarian who has been described as Australia's most socially conservative prime minister in decades.

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Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

August 17, 2015 12:00:28 am

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, armed with rocket launchers, have been waging a bloody campaign against security forces since Ankara launched a two-pronged offensive to bomb Islamic State militants in Syria.

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New video shows Osama’s son Hamza bin Laden asking jihadists to attack US, allies

August 16, 2015 2:24:54 pm

"This is your duty," Hamza bin Laden said as he called to move the jihadist war from the Middle East to allies of the US and Jewish Americans, according to SITE Intelligence Group.