More than 190 missing after Indonesia ferry sinks

Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more...

India joins world campaign to promote peace

Global conflicts from terror and disputes pervade media coverage, and the international society is throwing back the question of 'peace'. Citizens around the world,...

Trump slams Canadian PM, accuses him of being dishonest

Lashing out at the longtime US ally and northern neighbor, President Donald Trump tweeted that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is “dishonest & weak”...

Xi to visit India in 2019 for Wuhan-style informal meet

India and China have expanded on the “spirit” of the Wuhan informal summit, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on...

Over 300 participants discuss international cooperation for peacebuilding

In an effort to promote multicultural coexistence and peace in New York, a place known for its diversity, 300 participants including judges, religious leaders,...

Maldives opposition slams decision by Elections Commission

The Joint Opposition in the Maldives condemned the Maldives Elections Commission in the strongest possible terms, after the Elections Commission announced that all political...

Absolute monarch renames Swaziland as “Kingdom of eSwatini”

The king of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarch, has changed the name of his country to the "Kingdom of eSwatini" to mark the 50th...

Former US first lady Barbara Bush has died aged 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, died on Tuesday, the...

Algeria military plane crash near Algiers kills 257

An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say. The aircraft came down just after taking off from...

Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her home town in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by...

China’s space lab set for fiery re-entry to Earth this weekend

China's defunct space lab, Tiangong-1, should fall to Earth over the weekend. At over 10m in length and weighing more than 8 tonnes, it is...

Russia says it expelled 60 US diplomats in tit-for-tat measure

Russia has expelled 60 US diplomats and closed the St Petersburg consulate in a tit-for-tat response to US action over a spy poisoning case...

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants. Ms Yousafzai, now aged 20...

Carabobo fire: Scores feared dead in Venezuela police station cells

A fire at a police station in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, in Carabobo State, has killed at least five prisoners in holding cells. However,...

Houston officer kills unarmed man walking with trousers down

A US police officer shot dead an unarmed man walking in traffic with his trousers down, and his family says it looks like "premeditated...

Beckham visits Indonesia to meet children tackling violence and bullying

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham travelled to Indonesia this week to meet children who have experienced classroom violence and bullying, and to see how...

China and N Korea confirm Kim Jong-un visit to Beijing

After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has visited China. The visit, confirmed by China and North Korea,...

Mai Khoi, Vietnam activist singer, detained after Europe tour

Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi was detained in Hanoi on her return home from a European tour. She was held for eight hours and...

‘North Korean train’ in Beijing fuels rumours of Kim Jong-un visit

A train believed to be carrying a senior North Korean official has arrived in Beijing, Japanese media report. Bloomberg news said the visitor was North...

Australian Prime Minister condemns Russian ‘recklessness’ in UK

Australia has strongly backed the expulsion of Russian diplomats by the US and European countries following the poisoning of a Russian spy in the...