Mar 20, 2013 01:37 EDT
The government has insisted that bloggers and posts on social media would not be caught by a new system of press regulation, but campaigners warned the new rules could be open to interpretation.
Mar 20, 2013 01:28 EDT
The Sea Shepherd anti-whaling fleet docked in Australia Wednesday claiming victory over Japan, as Canberra indicated fugitive founder Paul Watson would not face arrest if he came ashore.
Mar 19, 2013 23:26 EDT
The government gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for the first of a planned new generation of nuclear power plants.
Mar 19, 2013 23:24 EDT
The government sent a Royal Air Force plane to crisis-hit Cyprus on Tuesday carrying one million euros in emergency loans for British military personnel, the defence ministry said.
Mar 19, 2013 23:20 EDT
Newspapers railed against a new system of press regulation agreed by political leaders, which the biggest media groups have warned raises "deeply contentious issues".
Mar 19, 2013 23:12 EDT
The government was Wednesday set to unveil plans to grow the country's recession-threatened economy, despite insisting on greater state savings as it struggles to meet its deficit-reduction target.
Mar 19, 2013 23:04 EDT
Britain's government was Wednesday set to unveil plans to grow the country's recession-threatened economy, despite insisting on greater state savings as it struggles to meet its deficit-reduction target.
Mar 19, 2013 22:46 EDT
At least 27 people were killed by landslides caused by heavy rains in a mountainous area of the Brazilian sate of Rio de Janeiro, authorities said.
Mar 19, 2013 22:32 EDT
Speculation intensified Wednesday that Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard could be toppled by her party within days, with one report saying ex-leader Kevin Rudd was five votes from victory.
Mar 19, 2013 22:31 EDT
A French hostage has been executed in Mali, a man claiming to be a spokesman for Al-Qaeda in North Africa told Mauritania's ANI news agency.
Mar 19, 2013 22:20 EDT
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt went on trial on genocide charges over the killing of almost 1,800 indigenous people during the dark days of his country's civil war.
Mar 19, 2013 21:30 EDT
US President Barack Obama left Andrews Air Force base en route to Israel at the start of a four-day trip to the Middle East.
Mar 19, 2013 21:29 EDT
North Korea on Wednesday condemned training flights by nuclear-capable US B-52 bombers over the Korean peninsula as an "unpardonable provocation" and threatened military action if they continue.
Mar 19, 2013 21:26 EDT
President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan met with Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica on Tuesday in a first taste for the new pontiff of a long-running dispute that pits the island against its giant neighbour China.
Mar 19, 2013 20:49 EDT
Barack Obama departed en route to Israel for a four-day trip to the Middle East, a journalist traveling with the US president said.
Mar 19, 2013 20:21 EDT
FBI director Robert Mueller warned that the sharp budget cuts affecting all US agencies, including the federal police force, threaten crucial counter-terrorist operations.
Mar 19, 2013 19:47 EDT
US lawmakers dropped an effort to include a ban on assault weapons in a broader gun control package Tuesday, conceding the difficulties of passing such legislation through Congress.
Mar 19, 2013 19:26 EDT
Eurozone finance ministers said Tuesday they still stood ready to help Cyprus after the island's parliament voted down a debt bailout accord which included an unprecedented bank deposit levy.
Mar 19, 2013 18:45 EDT
Seven US Marines were killed and seven more wounded when a mortar round exploded while still in its launch tube during a training exercise in Nevada, the military said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 18:25 EDT
The number of detainees on hunger strike at Guantanamo military prison has nearly doubled since last week, officials at the detention center confirmed Tuesday.