Afghan rivals sign unity deal

PACT: Afghanistan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.

Rival candidates in the bitterly disputed Afghan presidential election have signed an agreement on a unity government.

Car bomb kills three in Kabul

White House security review video

GET OUT: A US Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex on Friday.

White House security will be reviewed after an armed man got to the front door of President Barack Obama's home.

Kurds flee jihadists video

Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind the border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on Thursday.

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have flooded into Turkey, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State militants.

Trouble on Glasgow streets

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond announces in Edinburgh that he will resign.

British relief over the Scottish people's decision to reject independence has given way to squabbling.

Bainimarama claims victory

Heading for victory: Frank Bainimarama votes in Suva in Wednesday's election.

Fiji’s first democratically elected prime minister in eight years formally claims victory.

Ad Feedback
australia

Putin to face icy G20 reception

LEADERS SUMMIT: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says continued hostilities with Ukraine will likely earn Russian President Vladimir Putin an icy reception at the G20 leaders meeting.

Sydney pays this man to have sex

Eamonn Duff meets Fred Allen - the one man frontline keeping Sydney's illegal brothels at bay.

Toddler's family thank searchers

Putin will attend G20

americas

White House security review video

GET OUT: A US Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex on Friday.

Security procedures at the White House will be reviewed after an armed man made his way through the front door of President Barack Obama's home before being stopped.

Clouds delay rocket launch

Bad weather has delayed a SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station for NASA

Looters target Los Cabos

Editorial cartoonist fired

FERGUSON: The suburban St Louis city is still recovering from violence that emerged from protests surrounding African-American teen Michael Brown's death.

Guns in US kill more blacks

The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African-Americans as it is for white Americans, according to a new study.

europe

Pope heads for Albania

HOLY VISIT: Pope Francis in on a trip to Albania.

The Pope is off to Albania for a packed one-day visit that will spotlight the country as a model of inter-religious harmony.

Paris tries to stop 'love locks'

Paris officials have put up plastic panels on an iconic pedestrian bridge in an attempt to stop lovers sealing their passion with padlocks attached to the bridge.

Nazi gas chambers found

Explosion rocks eastern Ukraine after amended cease-fire

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond announces in Edinburgh that he will resign.

Trouble on Glasgow streets

British relief over the Scottish people's decision to reject independence has given way to squabbling.

middle east

Iran seeks give and take

Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants.

Turkish hostages freed

Forty-nine hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have been freed.

Rift widens between Obama and US military

Islamists offers hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'

Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind the border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on Thursday.

Thousands of Kurds flee jihadists video

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have flooded into Turkey, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State militants.

asia

Afghan rivals sign unity deal

PACT: Afghanistan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.

Rival candidates in the bitterly disputed Afghan presidential election have signed an agreement on a unity government.

'Whale hunt will continue'

Japan vows to continue hunting whales, despite the International Whaling Commission voting in favour of a NZ-led resolution.

Bikini comment apology

Teachers held without charge

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Killers have likely fled island

The killers of two British tourists are likely to have fled a Thai resort island amid false police leads and a contaminated crime scene.

africa

Four killed in Boko Haram attack in northern Cameroon

Troops stand on September 16, 2014 in Maiduguri on a armored personnel carrier (APC) recovered from Boko Haram insurgents in Konduga. Several Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in a fierce battle with Nigerian troops in a northeastern town near Maiduguri,

Four civilians were killed in the remote north of Cameroon in a cross-border attack by Boko Haram militants, according to state radio.

Kenyan mall massacre still haunts

For Maurice Adembesa Ombisa the horror of Nairobi's mall massacre lasted just minutes. For his family it's still going.

Doctor's Ebola ordeal

Gunmen kill 15 at college

LOCKDOWN: An empty street in Freetown is seen at the start of a three-day national curfew.

Sierra Leone imposes Ebola curfew

Sierra Leone ushered in a controversial three-day curfew across the entire country in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola virus.

south pacific

Bainimarama claims victory in Fiji

Heading for victory: Frank Bainimarama votes in Suva in Wednesday's election.

Fiji’s first democratically elected prime minister in eight years formally claimed victory today.

Victory for Bainimarama

Coup leader Frank Bainimarama is on verge of sweeping a historic vote to become Fiji's first elected leader in eight years, as international observers give the ballot stamp of approval

Bainimarama set to retain power

Family sues Samoa over prison death

TROUBLE AHEAD: Climate Change and rising sea levels in Kiribati Islands in the Pacific ocean.

Kiribati witnesses ice melt

The president of Kiribati says visiting the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the threat his islands face.

Video

White House security review

Security procedures at the White House will be reviewed after an armed man made his way through the front door of President Barack Obama's home before being stopped.