Pakistan protests turn deadly

Pakistan protests

One person has died and over 400 have been wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad.

UN peacekeepers rescued

Thirty-two Philippine UN peacekeepers have been rescued, but 44 Fijian peacekeepers are still missing in the Golan Heights.

Ukraine hands back prisoners

Ukraine has handed over a group of captured Russian paratroops and Russia has returned 63 Ukrainian soldiers.

Workers strike at Ebola clinic

Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, a further blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus.

Miners making their escape

Eleven gold miners trapped by a mine collapse in Nicaragua have walked out unharmed.

Long road for assault victim

The family of Andrew McInnes braced for the worst when told there was a 10 per cent chance he would survive brain surgery.

Tony Abbott under fire

A comment by Australian PM has earned a rebuke from indigenous leaders.

Drug ring Playboy model jailed

Australia seeks help for families

US investigates Obama threat

Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating a possible threat against President Barack Obama, local media reported.

Gun tourism is growing

Indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons are increasingly becoming a popular attraction.

Lennon's killer told of pain

Brazilian town's man drought

Coming out video goes viral

Thousands have donated to a gay US teen after a horrifying video of his experience went viral.

New sanctions loom for Russia

The European Union has warned Russia and is drawing up new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.

Another boat sinks off Libya

The Tunisian coast guard has recovered the bodies of 21 migrants who drowned when their boat sank in the Mediterranean.

Britain raises threat level

Iceland downgrades alert

Boy with brain tumour found

A seriously ill child taken from a British hospital earlier this week by his parents has been found in the south of Spain.

Fiji soldiers 'unharmed'

An al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebel group has this morning tweeted a picture of at least 38 of the 44 Fiji soldiers they are holding prisoner

Pakistan PM won't quit

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he will not resign following weeks of anti-government protests that have destibilised the nuclear-armed nation of 180 million.

Jihadist's mental health battle

IS wants 'Lady al-Qaeda' freed

US drops bombs on Iraqi city

The US military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli.

Sewol ferry owner mourned

The death of a South Korean linked to a ferry that sank in April, killing hundreds of children, remains a mystery.

Schapelle Corby's parole tightened

Schapelle Corby's parole supervision to be tightened after boyfriend arrested over drugs.

North Korean official defects

Japan's toilet paper panic

Media crackdown worsens

China has ordered its journalists to learn ''Marxist news values" as prescribed by the Communist Party.

Drug hope as Ebola hits Senegal

With Ebola now in a fifth African country, researchers have new hope for a drug that cured 18 monkeys of the deadly disease.

Ebola may exceed 20,000

More than 20,000 people may be infected with the Ebola virus before the outbreak in West Africa is controlled.

Air France suspend flights

Kiwi nurses on Ebola front line

Lesotho PM flees country

Lesotho's prime minister, Thomas Thabane, has accused his country's army of staging a coup against him and fled to neighbouring South Africa.

Volcano erupts in PNG

Residents near an erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea are waiting to see if they need to evacuate.

Rights group probes video

A graphic video in which castaway fishermen are murdered on the high seas is yielding information on the killers.

Refugees 'live like animals' in Nauru

Police investigated after death

PNG volcano quietens

PNG's volcano is spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appears to be subsiding.