Sexual harassment scandal dominates Golden Globes

Powerful speeches about Hollywood's sexual abuse scandal have dominated the 75th Golden Globe Awards. It was the first major Hollywood awards ceremony since the film...

Trump remains Republican front-runner

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Bombastic billionaire Donald Trump remains in the lead of a large pack of Republican candidates vying for their party's...

Canada scraps electoral reforms in u-turn

Abandoning a major campaign promise, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government dropped plans on Wednesday to overhaul the country's electoral system. The move, which prompted...

North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test

A seismic tremor was recorded in an area around North Korea's known nuclear site on Friday, and was suspected to be the fifth nuclear...

Pakistan says kills 100 ‘terrorists’ after suicide shrine attack

Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80...

Pakistan bride charged over ‘poisoned milk’ killings

A newlywed woman in Pakistan has been arrested on suspicion of killing her husband and at least 14 of his relatives with poisoned milk. Police...

Joint exercises prompt new nuclear threat

North Korea warned it would make a "preemptive and offensive nuclear strike" in response to joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises that began Monday. The news...

Rohingya children in Bangladesh being trafficked for sex

Girls in their early teens are being trafficked into prostitution in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, a BBC News investigation has found. Foreigners seeking...

Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s funeral

Big crowds are gathering for a five-day funeral ceremony for Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October aged 88. The monarch will be...

Iraq’s interior minister resigns

Iraq's interior minister resigned on Tuesday and said a deputy would take over his responsibilities, a few days after the deadliest of many car...

CIA chief says China ‘as big a threat to US’ as Russia

Chinese efforts to exert covert influence over the West are just as concerning as Russian subversion, the director of the CIA has said. Mike Pompeo...

Britain’s Brexit bill clears first legislative hurdle

Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to take Britain out of the European Union easily cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, paving the way...

Tony Abbott head-butt attacker pleads guilty in court

A man has pleaded guilty to head-butting former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott. Astro Labe, 38, admitted in court on Thursday to a charge of...

Iraqi says 61 bodies pulled from Mosul site

Iraqi's military said on Sunday 61 bodies had been recovered from a collapsed building that was boobytrapped by Islamic State in Western Mosul, but...

BJP defends Amitabh’s participation in fete

The BJP on Wednesday set about defending the government’s decision to associate actor Amitabh Bachchan with a television show to be telecast on May...

Afghanistan suicide bombings Kill over 26

Two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan on Saturday left at least 26 people dead and nearly 50 injured, officials said, days ahead of expected...

Hamas softens stance on Israel, drops Muslim Brotherhood link

The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Monday dropped its longstanding call for Israel's destruction, but said it still rejected the country's right to exist...

UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb

The UK terror threat has been increased to its highest level as police continue the hunt for the person behind the Tube bombing in...

Syrian rebels attack government forces

Syrian rebels and the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front have mounted an offensive against Syrian government forces and on Saturday took a strategic hill south...

Islamic State kills US Navy SEAL in Iraq

Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the...