CANBERRA, Australia: A volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea has led to nearby communities being evacuated and some international flights being diverted.
ANTANANARIVO: A thick grey swarm of locusts engulfed Madagascar’s capital on Thursday, sending children scuttling and causing florists to burn tires in panic.
CANBERRA: Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extend
KIEV/DONETSK: US and Ukrainian officials on Thursday accused Russia of being directly involved in the Ukraine conflict after pro-Kremlin rebels seized control of a key southeastern border town where f
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since the crisis erupted two weeks
ISLAMABAD: A new bloc of the Pakistani Taleban has vowed to carry on the movement’s campaign of bombings and shootings, in the militants’ first video message since a major army assault on their strong
NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday denied reports that the son of a top minister was involved in influence peddling, seeking to staunch the type of corruption allegations that
KIEV: Ukraine said on Wednesday that a battalion of Russian soldiers had set up a base in the southeast of the country, as AFP correspondents reported an apparent retreat of government forces around t
GENEVA: Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease.
WASHINGTON: The US has labelled a Lahore, Pakistan money changer a “global terrorist,” saying he provided financial services to militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, blamed for the deadly 2008 attacks in Mu
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