South Korea conducted live-fire military exercises near its disputed sea border with North Korea yesterday despite Pyongyang’s threat to respond with a “merciless” attack.
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A fight between rival gangs at an overcrowded prison on the outskirts of the northern Mexican manufacturing city of Monterrey left at least 44 dead yesterday, authorities said.
Rio de Janeiro’s four days of pre-Lent festivities hit their peak last night as hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the Brazilian city to watch dazzling dancers in the infamous Samba Parade.
Want to remember what Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was like? Just walk down the Avenue Habib-Bourguiba – until a few weeks ago still cordoned off by …
North Korea today threatened to launch “merciless” strikes against South Korea over its planned live-fire drills near their disputed sea border.
Four Chinese men face deportation from Zimbabwe after they were arrested on charges of cruelty to tortoises, according to local media.
Special courtrooms in the Seychelles and Mauritius and purpose-built “pirate prisons” are among measures to be outlined this week as world leaders gather to plan a crackdown on Somali pirates.
A zoo keeper was killed when a lioness pounced on him after security gates at Johannesburg Zoo’s conservation farm were apparently left open.
Almost a year after the start of the uprising in Libya, which eventually led to the ouster and killing of Colonel Gaddafi, new research suggests that more than a third of Libyans would rather return to being ruled by a strongman, rather than embrace democracy
China is set to overtake India as the world’s biggest gold market this year, as rising incomes in the country fuel demand for the precious
A Nigerian who tried to blow up an international flight near Detroit on behalf of al-Qa’ida started a life sentence without parole today.
Tech-savvy Karnataka will offer Rs 5,000 per annum to its government employees for becoming computer literate, as knowledge of using computers has been made compulsory for its staff below 50 years.
Almost a year after the start of the Libyan uprising that led to the ousting and killing of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, new research suggests more than a third of its citizens would rather return to being ruled by a strongman than embrace democracy.
The US says the Taliban are set to retake control of Afghanistan when Nato withdraws, raising fears of a failure of Western policy after a costly war.
An Iranian carrying explosives blew himself up and wounded four other people in two blasts in Bangkok.
An Iranian man was seriously wounded in Bangkok today when a bomb he was carrying exploded and blew one of his legs off.
The funeral of Alan McMenemy took place in a bitterly cold, rainy day at a parish church near Glasgow last week. His body was the final one of four British hostages in Iraq to be returned. The murdered security guard’s distraught father, Dennis, has accused the British Government …
Donald Trump has more reason than most to fear the Scottish wind.
An MP who first tried to introduce anti-gay legislation carrying the death penalty for some homosexual acts reintroduced the bill yesterday, raising concerns among rights activists who have been fighting it.
LONDON, February 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –A survey by dating site FreeDating.co.uk asked users how positive or negative they were to Valentine’s Day, and combined their answers with anonymised data from …
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A South African man who claims to be a famous Zulu folk singer returned from the dead after being held captive by zombies for the past two years has been detained on suspicion of fraud.
Britain will be pressing for governments everywhere to adopt “green accounting”, formally putting a value on environmental assets such as forests as much as on economic output, at a major
THE IMF has obtained assurances from the Department of Justice that the Legal Services Regulation Bill will not damage the independence of the legal profession.
A court here has refused to direct the Delhi Police to register an FIR against Anna Hazare and his team members for allegedly disrespecting the national flag during their anti-graft protest
Arctic weather continued to cause chaos across Europe this weekend, with more than 220 people reported dead as a result of the cold spell. Eastern Europe was worst hit with temperatures dropping as low as -37C. Authorities in 27 Serbian municipalities were forced to declare a state …
If everyone in the UK went vegetarian or vegan it would have the same environmental benefit as talking half of all cars off the road, according to new research. Scientists have calculated the impact of
The coldest night of winter so far left the majority of Britain blanketed in snow as temperatures dropped to -12C.
A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy’s plea to prosecute home minister P Chidambaram in the 2G case.
Around 200,000 homes at risk from flooding may face problems getting insurance from next year, the industry warned today.
The Polish ambassador to Ireland has described an article purporting to tell the story of a Polish woman living the ‘good life’ on welfare in Donegal as “potentially inflammatory”.
A leaked US military report claiming Pakistan supported the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan should be “disregarded”, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, said yesterday.
Scores of Egyptian soccer fans were crushed to death while others were fatally stabbed or suffocated after being trapped in a long narrow corridor trying to flee rival fans armed with knives, clubs and stones, in the country’s worst ever soccer violence that killed at least…