More Russian troops in Ukraine

Russian tank, military

Russian troops are strengthening their positions in eastern Ukraine and smuggling in arms to separatist forces, Kiev's military says.

Another beheading video

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be US journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US hostage Steven Sotloff.

No warrant for boy's parents

UK prosecutors withdraw arrest warrant for British couple who took five-year-old son with brain tumour to Spain.

Separate Ebola outbreak

The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31.

Hamas' support grows

Popularity of Hamas militant group among Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza Strip spikes significantly.

Abuse of twins alleged

The Australian father of surrogate twins from Thailand has reportedly been charged with abusing them.

Cat meows to save owner

 Move over Lassie, the new hero in town is Sally the cat who saved her owner from his burning home.

Kiwi connection in incest case

New Zealand outpaces Australia

Remembering a rare bird

She was once among billions. But Martha died alone, a victim of humanity's thoughtlessness.

Caracas 'railroading' figure

Venezuela's Leopoldo Lopez has been in military custody for more than six months, accused of inciting anti-government riots.

Air strike orders

Heroin death toll skyrockets

Divided over Ferguson killing

Many are convinced there was no justification for a police officer to kill Michael Brown. Many others are certain it was justifiable.

Scots narrow the gap

Support for Scottish independence rises dramatically in latest poll with only 17 days until a referendum.

Passport stripping plan

New British plan to seize passports of nationals fighting in the Middle East who return home to conduct terrorist operations

Blast toll reaches 8

Tumour boy case in court

Kiev hits Russian 'aggression'

Ukraine's president accuses Russia of "direct and undisguised aggression" after military setbacks.

Back to school after war

Israeli schoolchildren return to the classroom while sorting through the trauma of a violent summer.

Two-month siege broken

Iraqi security forces have broken the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants.

'Greatest escape' in Golan

US drops bombs on Iraqi city

Land grab provokes anger

Israeli appropriation of nearly 1000 acres of land prompts criticism from the US and protests from Palestinians.

Detained Americans seek help

Rare interviews with US media for detained Americans in North Korea may signal an attempt by Pyongyang to reopen a long-stalled dialogue.

Pakistan protests spread

Pakistan anti-government protesters storm the state TV building, taking station briefly off air.

Hong Kong braced for protests

China to control HK candidates

Airport bomb plot thwarted

Three men have been arrested after plotting to bomb Manila's international airport and a nearby mall.

Boko Haram captures town

Boko Haram has captured the Nigerian town of Bama, after a long battle left at least 59 dead.

Ebola threatens food security

The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa.

US expands African drone ops

Unrest after Lesotho 'coup'

US strike targets leader

Unknown if US air strike in Somalia targeting Islamist militant group al Shabaab leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, succeeds.

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

PNG volcano quietens

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

Volcano erupts in PNG

Rights group probes video

Fiji prays for peacekeepers

Hundreds light candles and pray for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers seized in Syria.