Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:54:00 GMT
(image)2017 is shaping up as a year in which moderates face off against a marked rise in right-wing Islamic political activism as Indonesian society becomes increasingly conservative.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:50:06 GMT
(image)The Philippines has filed a low-key diplomatic protest over reports that China has installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons on seven artificial islands in the flashpoint waters of the South China Sea.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:56:19 GMT
(image)Maritime security and trade have been key themes during Abe's other stops - in Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:20:53 GMT
(image)Sightings of the stereotypical ugly American usually are reported from abroad, but this
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:40:15 GMT
(image)This is not the first time that president-elect Trump has criticised either the EU or NATO. The latter especially was on high rotation in his campaign.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:17:13 GMT
(image)The man who killed dozens of people in a shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve has been caught by police, local media reports.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:11:17 GMT
(image)An Australian man who narrowly avoided being shot in a beachside nightclub in Mexico believed there may have been more than one gunman firing into venue, which was packed with hundreds of revellers at the time.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:51:10 GMT
(image)A furious alleged victim of Rolf Harris' wandering hands 40 years ago has challenged him in court to admit his guilt and apologise to everyone he has attacked.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:00:15 GMT
(image)French President Francois Hollande responded to US President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of the European Union.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:00:10 GMT
(image)Trump said the "One China" policy was up for negotiation. China's foreign ministry, in response, said it was the foundation of China-US ties.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:08:50 GMT
(image)US troops are to stay in Norway for a year, with the current batch being replaced after their six-month tour.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:20:04 GMT
(image)The wife of the man who carried out a deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting, a law enforcement official said Monday.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:30:25 GMT
(image)The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says it is making "urgent enquiries" to determine if any Australians have been affected.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:37:57 GMT
(image)Iraqi special forces pushed into a new district in Mosul near the Tigris river and battled Islamic State militants there on Monday, bringing them closer to recapturing the east of the city.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:28:24 GMT
(image)Hundreds of Australian holidaymakers stranded in Bali after Tigerair was forced to cancel flights to and from the tourist island will be flown home on Tuesday.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:49:06 GMT
(image)As the number of reports against him grows, police insist that "the state cannot be pressured" in its dealings with firebrand cleric Habib Rizieq.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:49:04 GMT
(image)Rescue workers recover body of pilot and 15 villagers killed by Turkish plane crash in Kyrgyzstan.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:30:54 GMT
(image)South Korean prosecutors will decide on Monday whether the head of Samsung Group, the country's biggest conglomerate, should be arrested as an influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-hye's government gained momentum.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:19:13 GMT
(image)Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said news conferences traditionally held in the White House briefing room could be moved to a larger space, not in the White House, to allow for "more press, more coverage from all over the country".
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:20:13 GMT
(image)Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies returned to the skies on Saturday with a flawless delivery of communications satellites into orbit, its first flight since a September 1 fireball destroyed a rocket and its payload on a Florida launch pad.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:13:13 GMT
(image)Anis Amri, the Berlin Christmas market attacker, may have been high on a cocktail of cocaine and ecstasy when he ploughed a truck into a crowds of shoppers in the German capital, police believe.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:30:40 GMT
(image)US President-elect Donald Trump has backed Brexit, blasted NATO as obsolete and described the immigration policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as 'catastrophic'.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:21:08 GMT
(image)Serbia's president said on Sunday that Kosovo had shown it wanted war with after it deployed special forces to prevent a train entering its territory.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:38:04 GMT
(image)A few weeks after the election of Donald Trump, pundits with their eyes glued to Twitter believed they'd finally deciphered the master plan behind the president-elect's tweeting.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:10:59 GMT
(image)Researchers excavating the remains of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to Anne Frank.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:39:56 GMT
(image)The stand-in for Donald Trump had a military haircut. The Mike Pence substitute wasn't silver haired.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:36:51 GMT
(image)Former Indiana governor Mike Pence gets his new title this week: vice-president.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:15:11 GMT
(image)Outgoing CIA director John Brennan on Sunday issued a stern parting rebuke to President-elect Donald Trump, warning him to watch what he says in public.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:57:26 GMT
(image)Major powers have sent a clear message to the US President-elect, with France warning Donald Trump that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem could derail efforts.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:13:16 GMT
(image)China's foreign ministry on Sunday again rejected President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:20:58 GMT
(image)Britain could change its economic model to regain competitiveness if it were to leave the European Union without an agreement on market access, British finance minister Phillip Hammond says.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:36:51 GMT
(image)Head of international energy body says policies are important, but the economic facts "are stubborn".
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:49:48 GMT
(image)Thailand faces more hardship from unseasonable floods that have killed 40 people in its south, with more rain expected in the major rubber-producing and tourist region in coming days, a top disaster agency official said on Sunday.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:00:29 GMT
(image)One of the most famous scenes in cinematic history was first shot in a Manhattan street. But then it disappeared.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:49:42 GMT
(image)It was the moment that summed up the whirlwind of confused emotions that must have filled 18-year-old Kamiyah Mobley.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:49:42 GMT
(image)Hundreds of protesters demanding jobs clash with police in several Tunisian towns on the sixth anniversary of the country's revolution.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:59:27 GMT
(image)Charlie Brotman, 89, the announcer at every inauguration since 1957, said he got the "shock of his life" when he was sacked by Mr Trump's aides.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:49:01 GMT
(image)Zhou created the Pinyin system of Romanised Chinese, which vastly increased literacy in China and eased the agonies of foreigners studying the language.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:38:52 GMT
(image)The last trip of America's chief diplomat brought wartime enemies together on what was once a battlefield.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:07:15 GMT
(image)Philippines President orders his security forces to bomb kidnap-for-ransom groups operating in the country's southern islands, even if hostages are killed.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:18:31 GMT
(image)It was the dead of night when Iraqi commandos advanced into the neighbourhood deep in eastern Mosul.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:18:54 GMT
(image)Pinned to the ground by officers who kneed and struck him, Lawrence Crosby screamed whatever he could think of to convince them that he was a law-abiding PhD student, not a violent car thief.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:17:12 GMT
(image)Donald Trump criticised civil rights leader John Lewis a day after the Georgia congressman said he doesn't consider him "a legitimate president."
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:17:31 GMT
(image)US President-elect Donald Trump said that he would keep intact sanctions against Russia "at least for a period of time".
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:38:18 GMT
(image)Islamic State militants launched their biggest attack in months on government-held areas of the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, leaving dozens of dead.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:15:00 GMT
(image)The Russian hacking story is a rare public display of how spies seek to navigate the realm of knowns and unknowns.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:15:16 GMT
(image)The science of flatulence is not just about potty humour.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:57:49 GMT
(image)Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul said up to 30 civilians were killed in an air strike on a district held by Islamic State this week.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:45:03 GMT
(image)Their announcement came as additional House Democrats called for FBI Director James Comey's resignation, following a closed-door briefing from spy chiefs.hacking.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:39:47 GMT
(image)Bangladesh police said on Saturday they had arrested one of the men behind a militant attack on a Dhaka cafe last year that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:18:52 GMT
(image)An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 struck off Indonesia's Maluku archipelago on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:27:16 GMT
(image)A week of protests ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as US president is set to kick off on Saturday with a civil rights march in Washington by activists angry over the Republican's comments on minority groups including Muslims and Mexicans.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:59:13 GMT
(image)The former MI6 agent who compiled the dossier on US president-elect Donald Trump reportedly felt "duty bound" to share the intelligence he had uncovered.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:38:56 GMT
(image)A pilot has died after a fighter jet crashed at a children's air show in Thailand on Saturday.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:10:30 GMT
(image)China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a far-ranging three- week training mission during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinised and speculation soared over what future role the flat-top will play amid China's growing military ambitions.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:26:30 GMT
(image)Future ones will show Lady Liberty as Asian, Hispanic and Indian "to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States," the mint said in a statement.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:34:14 GMT
(image)It is an image familiar to every Indian -- an icon in an iconic pose.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:09:35 GMT
(image)Renegade troops sealed off Bouake as evening fell, even as a government delegation headed by Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi pursued talks with the mutiny's leaders inside the city.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:39:47 GMT
(image)Snowdon earned a reputation as one of the country's foremost photographers during a career that spanned six decades.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:58:18 GMT
(image)US President-elect Donald Trump won't send a representative to the annual gathering of the world's economic elite next week in Davos, which takes place just days before his inauguration.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:58:10 GMT
(image)"I don't think you can really exaggerate how bad things are here because almost every day it gets worse."
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:11:52 GMT
(image)Joshua Kushner, 31, kept a low profile while building his venture capital business. That may be about to change.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:28:00 GMT
(image)The government has drafted a law that would crack down on the camps' worst excesses, including electroshock and other "physical punishments."
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:19:48 GMT
(image)The fact is that unusually high political turbulence has actually been a feature of politics for much of the last decade.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:39:05 GMT
(image)Legislative move comes despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:58:59 GMT
(image)Secrets shared with the White House could be passed on to the Kremlin, US spies reportedly told their Israeli counterparts.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:15:23 GMT
(image)US President-elect's incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn took a call from the Russian ambassador last month, a Trump spokesman said on Friday.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:20:42 GMT
(image)US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday reprised his election campaign attacks on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, declaring her "guilty as hell" and deriding her supporters' criticism of how the FBI handled an investigation into her emails.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:49:53 GMT
(image)British Prime Minister Theresa May said the person who wrote reports containing details of compromising material Russia allegedly collected on US President-elect Donald Trump has not worked for the British government for years.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:00:50 GMT
(image)A woman has told a London court that when she was 12 years old Rolf Harris asked her for a cuddle then put his hand up her skirt and "touched me where no one had touched me before".
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:11:50 GMT
(image)President-elect Donald Trump said his administration would produce a full report on hacking within the first 90 days of his presidency and accused "my political opponents and a failed spy" of making "phony allegations" against him.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:00 GMT
(image)It's raining, which is awkward given we are on the way to interview a rain shaman who claims to have metaphysical powers that can prevent downpours on important events.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:01 GMT
(image)It's an end-of-term ritual. The outgoing president glides from the peak of one success to the next, sketching a preferred draft of his own legacy and at the same time, daring historians to repudiate it.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:00 GMT
(image)It is an old adage of American politics that when a president leaves office the electorate, craving change, selects the candidate from the opposing party who is least like the incumbent.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:49:37 GMT
(image)A shocked Vice President was awarded the nation's highest civilian honour in a surprise ceremony.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:30:35 GMT
(image)At best it's careless to call anyone a Nazi – but to liken all of the US intelligence agencies to Hitler's goons is to recklessly seek trouble.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:08:36 GMT
(image)Israel in the past has targeted positions of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah group inside Syria where the Iranian-backed group fights alongside the Syrian army.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:38:02 GMT
(image)At 2:30pm on Thursday, Representative Maxine Waters of California (Democrat), was on the floor of the House of Representatives, arguing for the importance of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:58:30 GMT
(image)New York: A scandal that could complicate the South Korean political ambitions of former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon features an unlikely central character: a New York fashion designer whose wedding was broadcast on reality TV and who authorities said falsely touted ties to Middle Eastern royalty.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:59:04 GMT
(image)Some Chinese analysts say they doubt the US would dare block access to the islands.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:04:11 GMT
(image)Republican politicians will begin voiding dozens of new US regulations at the end of the month to fulfill their promise to undo President Barack Obama's legacy.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:37:03 GMT
(image)There's a joke among Asian Americans that people think we all look the same. That joke became my own personal Pizzagate late on Wednesday.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:47:32 GMT
(image)El Salvador, one of the world's deadliest countries, has recorded a rare day without a single homicide.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:57:39 GMT
(image)Donald Trump doesn't yet seem to have learned that being liked can be a very bad thing and that there are times when it's worth making an active effort to earn a good enemy.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:59:55 GMT
(image)Taiwan objected on Thursday to an "unreasonable" Nigerian request to move its representative office out of the capital Abuja, a day after China announced plans to invest a further $40 billion in the African country.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:19:13 GMT
(image)The inspector general of the US Justice Department says he will investigate the actions of the department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were followed by FBI director James Comey.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:48:49 GMT
(image)The 66-year-old former officer faced virtually no challenges from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:36:33 GMT
(image)Letters announcing the ban were sent to market vendors this week, with businessmen given just 48 hours to get rid of their stock.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:50:02 GMT
(image)What do social media companies offer the media, especially in terms of all-important political reporting? Maybe nothing at all.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:39:02 GMT
(image)French National Front leader Marine Le Pen was spotted at Trump Tower during an unannounced visit??to New York less than four months before France's presidential election.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:57:47 GMT
(image)President-elect Donald Trump urged people to buy products from L.L. Bean after the founder's granddaughter sparked controversy by donating to a political action committee that supported his campaign.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:12:08 GMT
(image)Let others tremble at the thought that Donald Trump may go too far. Peter Thiel worries that Trump may not go far enough.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:48:19 GMT
(image)Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order directing government agencies to provide contraception to 6 million Filipino women who don't have access to birth control and other reproductive health-related services.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:38:11 GMT
(image)Already convicted of 22 killings of women, Mikhail Popkov has now confessed to 59 more, police told the Siberian Times.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:08:46 GMT
(image)Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson called U.S. intelligence findings of Russian interference in the presidential election "troubling" on Wednesday.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:04:06 GMT
(image)About 1000 people have been evacuated in the northern Argentine province of Jujuy after intense rains caused a mudslide that killed two women and injured at least five other people.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 03:48:03 GMT
(image)Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has repeated threats to kill municipal mayors involved in drugs as the number of Filipinos killed in his deadly crackdown tops 6200.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:04:04 GMT
(image)How did US intelligence officials come to brief President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump and lawmakers about supposed Russian plans to try to blackmail Trump? There are far more questions than answers. But here is a look at the story so far.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:12:02 GMT
(image)There was anticipation about which Trump would appear before the hacks. Alas, those expecting the worst weren't disappointed.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:14:07 GMT
(image)A former MI6 officer who produced a dossier making lurid allegations about Donald Trump is "terrified for his safety" after he was unmasked by an American publication.