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Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack

29 July 2014, 17:41

Officials say the death toll in a road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on villagers travelling in the Philippines to celebrate Ramadan with their families has climbed to 23.

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Rats in US hospital eating corpse’s through anus and vagina

29 July 2014, 13:38

A former hospital worker has sued the hospital she worked at for emotional distress after a human-eating rat infestation.

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US man arrested for sending 100s of letters with powder

29 July 2014, 13:05

A man charged with sending hundreds of hoax letters containing a mysterious white powder has been arrested in Texas by US law enforcement.

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Gaza's sole power plant down after Israel attack

29 July 2014, 12:38

The only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip has been knocked out of commission by Israeli shelling, deputy director of the energy authority in the Palestinian territory says.

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Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

29 July 2014, 12:06

The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again, as a UN-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide.

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Japanese teen decapitates classmate - report

29 July 2014, 12:40

A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police said Tuesday, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.

Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty - US

29 July 2014, 12:10

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration has accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations.

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant

29 July 2014, 11:33

Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesperson for Gaza's electricity distribution company says.

Brazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre'

29 July 2014, 11:24

Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre", following the withdrawal of the country's ambassador in Israel.

Gaza militants kill 5 Israeli soldiers

29 July 2014, 10:46

Gaza militants who crossed into Israel via a tunnel killed five Israeli soldiers in a gun battle near the community of Nahal Oz close to the border with the Gaza Strip, the military says.

Russia sanctions may undermine EU's recovery

29 July 2014, 09:58

The EU is expected to take the plunge and impose tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, but the measures could hit its own struggling economy - especially should Moscow reply in kind.

Japan heatwave kills 15, 1000s hospitalised

29 July 2014, 09:33

Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8 000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures show.

Libya is paying Qaeda suspect's legal costs

29 July 2014, 09:01

The Libyan government is paying to defend alleged senior al-Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby against US terrorism charges, according to court filings.

Israel strikes house of Gaza Hamas leader

29 July 2014, 08:33

Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats have targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City, in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

29 July 2014, 08:02

Hillary Clinton says the US needs an 'orderly process' for thousands of unaccompanied migrant children.

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

29 July 2014, 07:40

France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants.

Memorial at sea for teen pilot after deadly crash

28 July 2014, 20:05

A number of people have gathered on a ferry near Samoa during a memorial service honouring the US teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.

Downing of MH17 'may amount to a war crime' - UN

28 July 2014, 17:59

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN says, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1 100 lives.

Israel carries out 3 strikes on Gaza, breaks lull

28 July 2014, 15:56

The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.

Associate of dead South Korea ferry boss arrested

28 July 2014, 14:52

A close associate of the man whose web of business holdings included a ferry that sank and killed more than 300 people in April has been arrested.

2 girls killed in Pakistan blasphemy row

28 July 2014, 14:48

A mob in Pakistan has torched an Ahmadi Muslim neighbourhood killing a woman and two girls in a row over blasphemy, in the latest attack on one of the country's most persecuted groups.

Boy, 4, killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza

28 July 2014, 13:43

Israeli tank fire has killed a four-year-old boy in the northern Gaza Strip, the first death since the two sides began observing an unofficial lull, Palestinian medics say.

US-Israeli tensions flare over mediation

28 July 2014, 13:27

Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.

Islamist militants kill 18 in Philippines

28 July 2014, 12:50

Islamist militants in the Philippines have killed 18 people in revenge for their clan's support of government efforts to bring stability to the region, the military has warned of more bloodshed.

US man killed after plane hits him

28 July 2014, 11:44

A father has been killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously injured while walking along a Florida beach after a small plane crash landed and struck them, authorities say.

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