Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:38:57 GMT
(image)The pontiff described disinformation as the greatest harm the media can do because "it directs opinion in only one direction".
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:28:49 GMT
(image)A US Marine pilot is missing after ejecting from a fighter jet off the coast of Japan on Wednesday, officials said.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:32:02 GMT
(image)Junaid Jamshed, a Pakistani pop star turned evangelical Muslim cleric, was on board an aircraft that crashed into a mountainside on Wednesday, a airline official told Reuters.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:50:42 GMT
(image)Australia's former Ambassador to Italy Mike Rann says the Italian referendum which has seen the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is nowhere near as serious as Britain's Brexit vote.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:48:02 GMT
(image)Time Magazine has named US President-elect Donald Trump Person of the Year, citing the upheaval in American politics brought about by the election campaign and victory of the New York businessman.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:14:21 GMT
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:09:00 GMT
(image)A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with has crashed after it lost contact with ground control on Wednesday, police said.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:57:05 GMT
(image)Bolivian authorities detained the chief executive of airline LaMia, the owner of the plane that crashed last week in Colombia and killed nearly all of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team, prosecutors said.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:57:19 GMT
(image)There are few things more British than a traditional countryside pub, and few more interesting to Chinese investors than one visit by Xi Jinping.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:37:25 GMT
(image)President-elect Donald Trump took a shot on Tuesday at one of America's the nation's largest manufacturers, Boeing, sharply criticising a pending order for a new Air Force One and suggesting that the company was "doing a little bit of a number" with the cost of the next generation of presidential aircraft.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:49:24 GMT
(image)Fake news is creating confusion, punching holes in what is true, and leaving the reader doubting true news.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:19:03 GMT
(image)Unless we share our memories, the sense that nothing can stop this shaking is only likely to increase.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:55:52 GMT
(image)An overseas tip about an imminent bombing of the Metro Red Line's Universal City station has forced federal and local law enforcement in Los Angeles to swiftly ramp up security across its sprawling transit system, authorities said Monday.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:22:04 GMT
(image)The harrowing farewell message came Sunday, just three short sentences.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:58:31 GMT
(image)For 75 years now, Japan has reflected on the attack with remorse. The leaders of another Asian power appear to have forgotten those lessons.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:20:51 GMT
(image)The death toll from an earthquake in Indonesia which led to the collapse of shops and houses continues to rise.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:49:32 GMT
(image)The Syrian army and its allies pushed into rebel-held parts of Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, looking closer than ever to achieving the five-year war's most important victory.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:58:24 GMT
(image)Instead of looking for people with the highest levels of experience, expertise, and competence, Donald Trump seems to be making his choices based on criteria like who he's seen on Fox News, or who praised him effusively, or who has a cool nickname.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:34:38 GMT
(image)Schiff suggested that Washington team up with European allies to impose sanctions that would hit the Russian economy.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:31:04 GMT
(image)Riots have raged for hours in central Athens as dozens of anarchists threw petrol bombs, fireworks and stones at police after a peaceful march to commemorate the police killing of an unarmed teenager eight years ago.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:07:40 GMT
(image)Buzz Aldrin is being cared for in Christchurch hospital by one Dr David Bowie. In the words of Aldrin publicist: "You can't make this stuff up."
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:58:37 GMT
(image)Biden has a long history of, well, just saying stuff. This is almost certainly that. But there is more in this case.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:26:19 GMT
(image)Revelation comes after Donald Trump questions pricing of new Air Force One jet from Boeing.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:14:02 GMT
(image)Merkel also defended her refugee-friendly position and spoke out against those spreading hate speech.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:02:06 GMT
(image)Beijing is deploying "strategic patience" as it waits to work out how to deal with the President-elect, says former prime minister.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:07:07 GMT
(image)A "shocked and scared" Sara Connor and her British DJ boyfriend hired a scooter in Jimbaran after the Byron Bay woman learnt police were looking for her.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:56:47 GMT
(image)New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's sudden resignation was perfectly timed to to give a boost to one small community.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:58:05 GMT
(image)A Cambodian court has rejected an appeal by an Australian victim of an internet dating scam against her 23-year jail sentence on heroin smuggling charges.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:39:31 GMT
(image)Paris: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will step down to run in primary contests to be the Socialist Party candidate in presidential elections next year, despite predictions that he will struggle to surmount strong dissatisfaction with his government and deep divisions on the left.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:19:00 GMT
(image)Physically, it was in well-heeled Chevy Chase, where Connecticut and Nebraska Avenues cross, that the cops captured a gunman after he opened fire in the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria on Sunday.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:20:49 GMT
(image)One of Indonesia's most senior ministers has called on Australia to help find a solution to the 2009 Montara oil spill which caused lasting negative impacts in one of the country's poorest provinces.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:28:22 GMT
(image)Heather Spohr didn't vote for Donald Trump, but that doesn't mean she's not interested in keeping up with what her soon-to-be president has been saying.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:11:03 GMT
(image)As certain as day follows night, a new dawn has greeted a very uncertain Italy after voters rejected PM Matteo Renzi via a referendum that was meant to be about Senate reform.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:27:43 GMT
(image)When American foreign-policy elites are more upset than China, perhaps it's time for some introspection.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:59:05 GMT
(image)When her girlfriend, Cash Askew, didn't respond to her texts that night, Taylor assumed she was having fun, dancing to the music.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:38:10 GMT
(image)Justin Ross Harris was supposed to drop Cooper off at his day care. Instead, he drove straight to work, parked his vehicle and went inside — leaving Cooper in the SUV.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:14:11 GMT
(image)New Zealand's next prime minister will have big shoes to fill after the shock departure of John Key.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:19:40 GMT
(image)Police in Tamil Nadu in south India are on high alert for fears that millions of grief-crazed supporters will swarm out onto the streets.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:28:31 GMT
(image)A deadly sinkhole in an industrial part of San Antonio swallowed two cars Sunday evening, killing one person and nearly trapping another who had to be rescued by passersby.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:13:12 GMT
(image)The jury has deadlocked in the case of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder after he was recorded on video last year firing a barrage of bullets at a fleeing motorist's back.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:37:25 GMT
(image)The visit comes after Barack Obama went to Hiroshima with Shinzo Abe in August.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:47:05 GMT
(image)A man fired a rifle inside a Washington pizza restaurant that has been subjected to harassment based on conspiracy theories tying it to child abuse, the police said.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:20:27 GMT
(image)Dr Carson has never held public office and as recently cast doubt on his suitability for a Cabinet role, saying he would be "like a fish out of water" as a federal bureaucrat.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:25:28 GMT
(image)He is London's most prominent advocate of cycling but Boris has been forced to give up his bike.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:37:35 GMT
(image)"I don't know quite how to put into words how proud I am of our people," one member of the tribe said. "It's a beautiful day. It's a powerful day."
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:57:58 GMT
(image)Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader was the product of a strategy devised even before he became a presidential nominee, say those involved in its planning.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:47:21 GMT
(image)New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has announced he is retiring after eight years as the country's leader.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:08:05 GMT
(image)New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has announced his retirement as the country's leader, saying he had "nothing left in the tank" and it was time to move on.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:22:28 GMT
(image)Authorities in Ghana have closed a fake US embassy run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained visas, the US State Department says.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:47:33 GMT
(image)Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is heading for a heavy defeat on Sunday in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution, according to exit polls.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:58:04 GMT
(image)After the president ordered her to stop attending meetings, his vice-president has quit her job as housing secretary.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:58:15 GMT
(image)Fidel Castro's ashes were placed in the niche of a boulder on Sunday, capping nine days of official mourning when hundreds of thousands of Cubans said farewell.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:58:19 GMT
(image)Recovery teams have so far found 30 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California warehouse a fire broke out during a weekend dance party
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:58:28 GMT
(image)Voters in Austria have rejected a shift to the far-right, with voters on Sunday endorsing Alexander Van der Bellen, the independent candidate for president.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:58:31 GMT
(image)President-elect Donald Trump warned U.S. companies that moving manufacturing to other countries would be a "very expensive mistake" as they will face heavy new taxes.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:49:21 GMT
(image)Three women including a local politician and two journalists were shot dead with a rifle in front of a restaurant in the small Finnish town of Imatra around midnight.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:49:35 GMT
(image)Cuban President Raul Castro says his government will prohibit the naming of streets or public monuments after his brother Fidel.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:48:36 GMT
(image)An Australian man has been charged with careless driving after crashing a multi-million-dollar McLaren F1 supercar in New Zealand.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:49:44 GMT
(image)A magnitude 5.5 quake has been recorded in the upper South Island of New Zealand.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:24:03 GMT
(image)Austria could deliver the first freely-elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War II.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:27:27 GMT
(image)Russia says it is ready for talks about a withdrawal of all Syrian rebels from the city, but rebels insist they won't leave.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:27:16 GMT
(image)The militant group summoned commanders to choose a successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:38:46 GMT
(image)US Army sergeant charged with desertion after being freed in a prisoner swap with the Taliban has asked Barack Obama for a pardon.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:44:36 GMT
(image)Tens of thousands of Cubans packed a public square to bid a final farewell to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:08:05 GMT
(image)'I see President Putin as the leader of the free world,' says leader of fringe group aiming to preserve privileged place of whiteness in West.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:14:34 GMT
(image)Barack Obama told Americans that the weight of the presidency would restrain Donald Trump. Now we know that everything is up for grabs.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:36:52 GMT
(image)Brazil's president on Saturday bestowed honours on the victims of an air crash as Air Force troops unloaded 50 coffins flown in overnight from Colombia, site of the disaster this week that killed 71 people and wiped out a soccer team.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:27:10 GMT
(image)Authorities fear up to 40 people may have died after a massive fire broke out during a late-night party in a warehouse that housed artist studios in Oakland, California.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:58:27 GMT
(image)Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and French President Francois Hollande agreed that a deal on Greece's bailout review must be reached by Monday, when euro zone finance ministers are meeting in Brussels, Tsipras' office said on Saturday.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:21:11 GMT
(image)A twin-engine Indonesian police plane went missing on Saturday with 15 people on board en route to the island of Batam, south of Singapore, police said.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:15:00 GMT
(image)Andreas Tölke, a German fashionista, threw open his Armani couch, the city of Hamburg opened up its schools, and Berlin turned department stores into shelters for thousands of families.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:09:47 GMT
(image)A diplomatically explosive phone call between president-elect Donald Trump and the president of Taiwan risks provoking a cold war between the United States and China with potentially catastrophic economic and security implications for the region and the world, according to Bob Carr
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:39:02 GMT
(image)China has lodged a diplomatic protest after US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of diplomatic protocol by holding direct talks with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:27:40 GMT
(image)China's military needs to put more focus on technology rather than force of numbers, President Xi Jinping said.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:19:48 GMT
(image)Service aims to increase trade that is stymied because of tense political relations with Pakistan.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:39:08 GMT
(image)US military veterans to meet with elders to determine how they can aide activists protesting a pipeline project near a Native American tribe's reservation.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:15:27 GMT
(image)Police have revealed predawn arrests on Friday were aimed at preventing opponents of the president using protests to topple the government.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:28:03 GMT
(image)China-backed Hong Kong leaders have widened their legal fight against the city's fledgling independence movement, targeting four more lawmakers over oaths taken at a Legislative Council swearing-in ceremony in October.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:49:08 GMT
(image)One of the world's fastest vehicles, a McLaren F1 sports car, has come off the road during a tour in New Zealand.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:48:16 GMT
(image)By stumbling into one of the world's most fraught diplomatic disputes Donald Trump has again demonstrated he either knows or cares little about his new job.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:37:15 GMT
(image)State-sponsored hackers who unleashed a digital bomb in key parts of Saudi Arabia's computer networks over the last two weeks damaged systems at the country's central bank.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:28:05 GMT
(image)An Australian university student has been slammed by Americans after she wrote an article on a popular US political website titled: What Australia Can Teach America About Guns.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:36:23 GMT
(image)An Oklahoma appeals court has thrown out the life sentence given to a teenager who was convicted of fatally shooting an Australian baseball player three years ago.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:07:48 GMT
(image)The president-elect’s inner circle is now utterly dismissing the existence of facts.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:54:12 GMT
(image)Two members of New York City's council are calling on President-elect Donald Trump to provide federal funds to reimburse the city for the $1 million-a-day cost of protecting him and his family in their home in Trump Tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:28:05 GMT
(image)Let's face it: Most political speeches tend to be a little boring. And Russian President Vladimir Putin is a man known for his ability to speak for a very long time — his marathon question-and-answer sessions have been known to last four hours or more.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:59:06 GMT
(image)Reports that Beijing's already notorious smog contained bacteria with antibiotic-resistant genes spread through the city last week like pathogens in a pandemic disaster movie.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:51:22 GMT
(image)* Iran MPs to discuss bill aimed at suspending nuclear deal
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:48:06 GMT
(image)Edgar Garwe sits repairing mobile phones behind the counter of his tumble-down stall, worrying about a scarcity of customers and how he'll pay his two children's school fees.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:57:48 GMT
(image)After 22 years in power, defeat and a concession from Yahyah Jammeh would be momentous. Human rights groups say he has routinely crushed dissent by imprisoning and torturing opponents.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:57:47 GMT
(image)Dozens of hearses carrying the coffins of those killed when a plane flying Brazil's Chapecoense football team crashed in Colombia left Medellin for the airport on Friday.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:15:00 GMT
(image)Khaled al-Assad was beheaded by Islamic State for protecting some of the world's most important artefacts - and now others are taking up his fight.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:39:05 GMT
(image)Fidel Castro's death on November 25 at the age of 90 has forced Cubans to think about what kind of future they want for their island.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:46:42 GMT
(image)If President-elect Donald Trump needs a lesson on the difficulty of reviving US manufacturing, he need look only as far as his daughter's closet.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:26:40 GMT
(image)Thousands gather in Jakarta for the latest rally demanding the city's Chinese Christian governor be jailed for his alleged insult to the Koran.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:56:31 GMT
(image)Saudi Arabia was finally persuaded to turn off its oil tap and buoy the markets in a three-cornered deal with Moscow and Tehran.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:34:18 GMT
(image)The raw, lingering emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign erupted into a shouting match between Clinton and Trump aides on Thursday.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:38:52 GMT
(image)Brazil's Supreme Court has indicted the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, for embezzlement.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:56:39 GMT
(image)Britain is past the surprise of June's referendum and well into the stage of trying to make Brexit happen. Except it isn't.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:07:58 GMT
(image)David Remaley said he had a "sick feeling" when he saw TV news video of police vehicles blocking the road to his son's home in rural Westmoreland County.