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Dead Ukraine politician faced hostile mob

23 April 2014, 20:52

The Ukrainian town councillor whose apparent torture and murder helped to prompt a new government offensive was mobbed by a hostile, pro-Russian crowd before he disappeared, a video shows.

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Kids tried desperately to survive as ferry sank

23 April 2014, 16:19

South Korean divers continue their search for the bodies of those children who died after a ferry sunk, many of the children have broken fingers, evidence of their struggle to survive.

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Doomed ferry captain had 40 years at sea

23 April 2014, 15:09

A colleague has described Captain Lee Joon-seok as the nicest person on board the now sunken South Korean ferry, yet he has been accused of abandoning the stricken ship.

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Russia accuses US of 'running the show' in Kiev

23 April 2014, 14:04

Russia has accused the US of controlling the actions of the pro-West Ukrainian government, saying that Washington was now "running the show" in Kiev.

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Mumbai slum-dwellers wary of election promises

23 April 2014, 12:58

Winning votes from the slums is key to political success in India's financial capital, where the elites are apathetic and around half of the population lives in tightly-packed shantytowns.

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'Lost' driver jailed for Singapore border dash

23 April 2014, 13:58

A Malaysian motorist who tried to dodge Singapore's border control has been jailed for eight weeks after a judge rejected his pleas that he was lost and overheating in his car.

Obama to seek fresh start with Malaysia

23 April 2014, 12:53

Barack Obama will this weekend become the first US president to visit Malaysia for nearly 50 years, seeking to put decades of uneasy relations behind him as both cast wary eyes on a rising China.

S Korea ferry survivors are 'also victims'

23 April 2014, 12:52

The desperate, tragically fruitless search for survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster has so far overshadowed the damaging psychological legacy inflicted on those who survived.

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

23 April 2014, 12:35

The US Senate's report on the CIA's use of interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed military tribunals of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay .

Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe

23 April 2014, 11:50

Afghanistan's presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials say.

Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

23 April 2014, 11:45

Australia may use more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Ocean in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

Sherpas leave Everest, expeditions nix climbs

23 April 2014, 11:10

Sherpa guides are leaving Mount Everest's base camp as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced cancellations for this season.

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation

23 April 2014, 10:48

Ukraine has relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions.

US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

23 April 2014, 09:39

US army troops have arrived in Poland to begin a series of military exercises across Eastern Europe, in a move to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea.

S Korea ferry toll hits 146 as search toughens

23 April 2014, 09:44

The South Korea ferry death toll has hit 146 as the search gets tougher; divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.

Violent protest hits fabled Rio beach district

23 April 2014, 08:35

Violent protests have broken out in Rio's landmark beachfront district, Copacabana, following the death of a resident, an AFP photographer says, less than two months before the World Cup.

Pirates rob Japanese tanker in Malacca Strait

23 April 2014, 07:49

Malaysian marine police say pirates have raided a Japanese tanker in the Malacca Strait and pilfered several million litres of diesel fuel it was carrying.

Boy 'sexually assaulted' at international school

22 April 2014, 18:07

Indonesia has ordered the nursery of a prestigious Jakarta international school to close following an alleged sexual assault on a six-year-old boy by cleaning staff, an official says.

MH370 relatives reject death certificates proposal

22 April 2014, 17:04

Relatives of flight MH370 passengers have denounced the Malaysian government's suggestion that it would soon look into issuing death certificates for those on board.

Everest sherpas abandon climbing season

22 April 2014, 16:12

Nepalese guides on Everest are packing up and leaving the mountain after a meeting at which they decided to abandon this year's climbing season to honour their dead colleagues.

Militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan kill 8

22 April 2014, 15:12

Two militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan have killed eight people, including five policemen, officials say.

Biden offers Kiev US help, condemns corruption

22 April 2014, 14:41

US Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukrainian members of parliament that Washington was ready to help Ukraine's economy but warned them they must fight the "cancer" of endemic corruption.

Stowaway teen survives in wheel well, forces review of airport security

22 April 2014, 14:18

A stowaway who survived a long flight in jet wheel well has forced authorities to review airport security.

Militants kill 3 in Indian Kashmir before voting

22 April 2014, 14:07

Militants have killed two local officials and another man in Indian Kashmir in attacks aimed at intimidating Kashmiris planning to vote in the country's election this week.

'Evidence' of Russia troops in Ukraine - US

22 April 2014, 13:22

The US State Department released images provided by Ukraine which it says proves armed separatists in eastern Ukraine are actually Russian military or intelligence officers.

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