Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:23 EDT
Bangladeshi police on Friday shot dead a protester in fresh clashes with thousands of supporters of the nation's biggest Islamic party angered by the ongoing war crimes trials of their leaders.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:19 EDT
A day after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians, US President Barack Obama Friday will face scrutiny over his strategy on Syria during an overnight stay in Jordan.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:13 EDT
Australian police said Friday they had smashed a crime syndicate operating across Asia, leading to 27 arrests and the seizure of drugs and assets worth millions of dollars.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:12 EDT
South Korea said Friday that an IP address identified as a source of a major cyber attack this week was not based in China as originally believed.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:03 EDT
In the furnace of the Ifoghas mountains, a purgatory of dust and sharp black rock straddling the Mali-Algeria border, soldiers hunt down a ghost-like enemy, invisible but ever present.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:02 EDT
Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano said he will hand out a mandate for the formation of a new government on Friday in a bid to break a deadlock created by elections last month, but the identity of the possible prime minister is still a mystery.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:51 EDT
Japan logged a huge surge in air purifier sales last month, as Tokyo warned that smog was blowing into its territory from China, which is grappling with an air pollution crisis.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:49 EDT
Palestinians sour at Barack Obama's perceived failure to honour their historical struggle have invoked the US civil rights movement and South Africa's apartheid in a bid to win his sympathy.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:45 EDT
The United Nations launched a campaign Friday to lift a deadly taboo on talking about toilets and to turn the world into an "open defecation-free zone."
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:43 EDT
Two former Philippine soldiers who took part in a failed coup in 2003 were sentenced on Friday to long prison terms, officials said, after both spurned President Benigno Aquino's offer of pardon.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:39 EDT
Cyprus is scrambling to overhaul its banking sector to avoid financial meltdown, after the European Central Bank threatened to pull the plug on emergency funding for the island's lenders.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:38 EDT
An emergency session of the Cyprus parliament to race through a raft of bills aimed at raising billions of euros to secure an international bailout was delayed on Friday, local media said.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:20 EDT
Cypriot Finance Minister Michalis Sarris left Moscow on Friday after two days of talks aimed at securing a financial lifeline from Russia without reaching an agreement.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:19 EDT
A US Marine shot and killed two colleagues before apparently turning the gun on himself at a military base in Virginia, US media reported early on Friday.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:17 EDT
Technology giants including Apple and Microsoft on Friday defended their pricing policy in Australia at an official inquiry launched over concerns that they were overcharging customers.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:16 EDT
Around 207,000 children aged 11 to 15 took up smoking in 2011, a rise of 50,000 on the previous year, Cancer Research UK figures released on Friday showed.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:16 EDT
The Met Office has predicted more unseasonable weather with heavy snowfall and rainfall expected across the country on Friday and over the weekend.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:03 EDT
A bomb planted on a motorbike killed six people and wounded another 15 on Friday in a crowded Pakistani market in troubled southwestern province Baluchistan, police said.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:53 EDT
British energy giant BP on Friday said it would return up to $8.0 billion (6.2 billion euros) to company shareholders by repurchasing shares, a day after completing the sale of its stake in a Russian joint-venture.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:48 EDT
Residents of China's "richest village" bid farewell on Friday to the man who made Huaxi a socialist paradise, with a 20-vehicle funeral procession transporting his coffin and a helicopter flying overhead.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:45 EDT
An Indian court overturned a gag order on Friday that prevented media access to the trial of four men charged over the fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi last December, lawyers said.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:23 EDT
Southern China was warned Friday to prepare for more heavy rain and hailstorms after 24 people died when severe weather lashed five provinces, including a "super-tornado" in one city and egg-sized hailstones.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:23 EDT
Sri Lankan state media called Friday for the dismantling of the UN human rights chief's office after Colombo was angered by a resolution calling for a probe into alleged war crimes in the island.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:10 EDT
US coach Jurgen Klinsmann dubbed Friday's World Cup 2014 home qualifying match against Costa Rica a "must-win" a term which might apply to his future as coach as well as to the team's hopes of qualifying.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:02 EDT
Covered from head to toe in white, their faces partly masked by embroidered triangular cloths, Algerian women marched through the capital Thursday to defend their traditional Islamic dress.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:47 EDT
It's hard enough for same-sex couples to marry in the United States, but divorce is a headache as well, and one that supporters of gay marriage hope the US Supreme Court can resolve.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:43 EDT
Charred bodies lay unclaimed on the streets of a riot-hit town in central Myanmar, witnesses said Friday, as global pressure mounted for an end to the Buddhist-Muslim unrest.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:42 EDT
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard set about rebuilding her Labor party's tainted image on Friday after a botched leadership coup as a slew of ministers who supported rival Kevin Rudd quit.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:38 EDT
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with taking financial advantage of France's richest woman, as part of a probe into illegal party funding that could shatter his hopes of a political comeback.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:35 EDT
American lawmakers averted a feared government shutdown by approving a stopgap spending bill, but heated debate over future federal spending took shape as they clashed over budget plans.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:21 EDT
A maiden century from opening batsman Peter Fulton put New Zealand on track for a big first innings total on day one of the third and deciding Test against England at Eden Park on Friday.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:13 EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's new leader Xi Jinping are to hold landmark talks Friday in the hope of further cementing the two countries' partnership with a range of strategic agreements.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:06 EDT
US officials involved in enforcing international sanctions against North Korea expressed optimism on Friday that China was willing to cooperate to disrupt financing for Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:56 EDT
Singapore on Friday strongly rejected a whistleblower's allegation that its banks facilitate massive tax evasion by a powerful family in neighbouring Malaysia's Sarawak state.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:31 EDT
Two Italian marines flew back to India on Friday to face murder charges, after Rome dramatically reversed a decision that they would not return which had triggered a diplomatic firestorm.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:17 EDT
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Friday set about rebuilding her Labor party's shattered image after a botched leadership coup dealt a huge blow to its already slim election prospects.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:16 EDT
Adrian Sutil said he hoped his problems were in the past after he recovered from a year in the Formula One wilderness following an assault conviction to lead a race for the first time.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:40 EDT
New Zealander George Lowe, the last surviving climber from the expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary that conquered Everest in 1953, has died aged 89.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:32 EDT
Red Bull's Mark Webber led the first free practice session at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday with championship leader Kimi Raikkonen snapping at his heels.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:28 EDT
Two Italian marines charged with murder in India are on their way back to New Delhi after the government in Rome agreed they should return to face trial, the foreign ministry said on Friday.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:26 EDT
Angry mobs took to the streets of a riot-hit Myanmar town for a third day on Friday, as international pressure mounted for an end to communal unrest that has left 10 people reported dead.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:20 EDT
US talk show star Ellen DeGeneres arrived in Australia on Friday, declaring she was happy enough to "kiss the ground" as she began a six-day visit officials are hoping will help boost tourism.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:15 EDT
North Korea posted a new propaganda video Friday, showing paratroopers descending on Seoul in an invasion scenario that envisages taking around 150,000 US residents in South Korea hostage.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:04 EDT
Japan will send Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso to China next month in what would be the first high-level meeting of the Asian powers' new governments amid diplomatic tensions, a report said on Friday.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:01 EDT
With just over a year to go until the World Cup, some of Europe's leading nations are hoping to take a major step towards sealing their places in the finals in Brazil in a busy week of qualifying.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:51 EDT
Shaun Maloney revealed he is relishing life under new Scotland manager Gordon Strachan as the squad prepare for their World Cup qualifier against Wales.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:45 EDT
Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher faced opposition from within her own government over the Falklands War, with one MP warning her "it'll make Suez look like common sense".
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:38 EDT
Residents of China's "richest village" bid farewell on Friday to the man who made them wealthy by transforming the rural settlement of Huaxi into a socialist paradise.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:28 EDT
Opening batsman Peter Fulton was closing on on his maiden Test century as New Zealand took control on day one of the third and final Test against England at Eden Park on Friday.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:23 EDT
In a fresh blow to South Korea's new president, Park Geun-Hye, her nominee for defence minister stepped down on Friday at a time of elevated military tensions with North Korea.