Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘sorry’ over Cambridge Analytica ‘breach’

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network "made mistakes" that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by...

US investigating Facebook over misuse of private information

The US Federal Trade Commission is reported to be investigating Facebook after allegations that 50 million users' private information was misused by a political...

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...

Billionaire James Packer quits Crown Resorts over mental health

Australian billionaire James Packer has resigned as a director of his casino empire Crown Resorts Limited. The businessman is "suffering from mental health issues", a...

Xi Jinping tells parliament China must not be complacent

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the National People's Congress (NPC) that China must not become complacent about its development. Speaking at the closing session...

US and South Korea set date for postponed Foal Eagle military drills

Large-scale military exercises involving the US and South Korea will go ahead on 1 April, the two countries have announced. The drills are a major...

Civil society advocate comprehensive cooperation for peace

While the global society has been sending an interest and encouragement to the historic decision of the North Korea-US dialogue following the ‘Peace Olympics’...

Vladimir Putin wins Russia elections by a big margin

Vladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in Sunday's presidential election. With almost all the ballots counted, he...

Somalia clans secure peace with death sentences and fines

Two rival Somali clans have signed up to a groundbreaking peace deal which aims to end the cycle of revenge killings. Following three weeks of...

Australia bushfire: Dozens of buildings feared lost in Tathra

More than 70 homes and buildings are feared to have been destroyed in a bushfire in Australia, authorities say. The fast-moving fire engulfed the New...

Russians vote as Vladimir Putin seeks tighter grip on power

Russians began voting Sunday in a presidential election widely expected to cement President Vladimir Putin's power for another six years. Polls first opened in the...

Thousands of Syrians flee key towns as two major battles rage

Thousands of civilians streamed out of their towns to escape battles at opposite ends of Syria on Saturday, where two different offensives have prompted...

Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting FB data

The attorney general for the US state of Massachusetts is launching an investigation into alleged harvesting of Facebook profiles by a firm employed by...

Xi reappointed as China’s president with no term limits

Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China’s president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve. The National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp...

Russia spy poisoning: 23 UK diplomats expelled from Moscow

Russia is to expel 23 British diplomats amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in the UK. The...

North Korean foreign minister in surprise trip to Sweden

North Korea's foreign minister is in Sweden for a surprise visit, ahead of a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang...

At least four dead, 10 injured in Florida university bridge collapse

At least four people have been killed and 10 others hurt after a footbridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami, officials say. Rescuers are...

Maldives dismisses concerns raised in EU Parliament resolution

The Maldives Government has dismissed concerns raised in a resolution passed by the EU Parliament. The European Parliament through a resolution on Thursday asked the EU council...

Thailand rushes to contain rabies outbreak after a spike in cases

Thailand is rushing to contain the spread of rabies after a spike in cases across the country. The virus has been detected in 40 provinces...

Australia considers fast-track visas for white South African farmers

South Africa has dismissed allegations its white farmers are "persecuted" after an Australian minister said they needed help from a "civilised" country. Home Affairs Minister...