SYDNEY: Ricochets from police gunfire killed one of the two hostages who died in a 16-hour siege at a central Sydney cafe in December, an inquest into the deadly stand-off heard Thursday.
KAMPALA: Uganda has issued a three-month ultimatum to Democratic Republic of Congo to relocate hundreds of ex-rebel fighters or they will be handed to the United Nations, an army spokesman said Thursd
ROME: Lawmakers cast ballots Thursday for a new Italian president in a vote testing Premier Matteo Renzi’s ability to rally his divided party behind his reform agenda and a single candidate who is als
TAIPEI: The mayor of Taipei apologized to a visiting British minister Tuesday for joking he would send a watch she gave him for scrap — compounding embarrassment after she broke a cultural taboo by pr
MEXICO CITY: A gas explosion ripped through a children’s hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, including 22 children, officials said.
WASHINGTON: A naturalized US citizen was jailed for five years for attempting to help Venezuela build a nuclear weapon by passing on secret information, the US Justice Department said.
MANILA: The Philippines has urged fellow Southeast Asian nations to demand that China immediately stop its land reclamation in contested South China Sea reefs, warning the 10-nation bloc’s credibility
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Thursday formally declared missing flight MH370 an “accident” and its passengers and crew presumed dead, a step that opens the door for compensation payments but which was me
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has formally declared missing flight MH370 an "accident" and its passengers and crew presumed dead, a step that opens the door for compensation payments but which was met with s
MANILA: A long, slow procession of coffins draped in the Philippine flag poured out of military transport planes in Manila, as the country mourned dozens of policemen killed in a botched anti-terror o
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