Category: Foreign News

Ban Ki-Moon with Antonio Guterres

UN appoints Antonio Guterres as new secretary general

The UN General Assembly on Thursday formally appointed Antonio Guterres as the new secretary general of the United Nations, replacing Ban Ki-moon.


Jayaram Jayalalitha: Ailing India chief minister gives up powers

The ailing chief minister of India’s southern Tamil Nadu state has handed over all her responsibilities to her deputy, the state governor has said.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Colombia’s President Santos donates Nobel money to conflict victims

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said he will donate the money from the Nobel Peace prize to help the victims of the 52-year conflict in his country.

Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott says Europe is facing ‘peaceful invasion’ of asylum seekers

The former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has urged Europe to adopt harsh Australian-style border protection policies to avoid “losing control” in the face of record numbers of people seeking asylum.

Yahoo headquarters

Yahoo sold to US telecoms giant Verizon

YAHOO has agreed to sell its core business to telecom giant Verizon for $US4.8 billion ($6.4 billion), ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as an independent company, the firms announced.

France Paris Bastille day attack

Truck attacker kills up to 80 in Nice Bastille Day crowd

An attacker killed up to 80 people and injured scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday, officials said.

Istanbul airport attack

Suicide bombs kill 31, wound close to 150 at Istanbul airport

Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up in the main international airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing 31 people and wounding close to 150, officials said.


EgyptAir plane carrying 66 has crashed – aviation officials

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday morning, Egyptian aviation officials said.

Brussels Airport Attack

Explosions hit Brussels airport, metro station; at least 13 killed: Belgian media

BRUSSELS – Two explosions tore through Brussels airport on Tuesday morning killing 13 people in what Belgian public broadcaster VRT called a suicide attack, and a further blast struck a metro station in the capital shortly afterwards.

Bangladesh Central Bank

Hackers steal $100 million from Bangladesh account at NY Fed

Hackers stole $100 million from the account of Bangladesh’s central bank at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last month, laundering the purloined funds through Sri Lankan banks and casinos in the Philippines.

Jakarta explosion

Blasts, gunfight in Indonesian capital; at least 3 dead

Several explosions went off and gunfire broke out in the centre of the Indonesian capital today and police said they suspected a suicide bomber was responsible for at least one the blasts.

Special Police forces in France

Gunfire in north Paris as police hunt shooting suspect: police source

Shots rang out in the Saint Denis area of northern Paris early on Wednesday as special police forces launched an operation to catch one of the suspects from Friday night’s shooting in the French capital, a police source told Reuters.

Paris terror attack

Multiple Paris terror attacks leave as many as 120 dead

The death toll in attacks across six sites in Paris could exceed 120, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said on French television early Saturday. He said at least five assailants have been killed.

Muslims at hajj festival

More than 717 pilgrims die in stampede in worst haj disaster in 25 years

At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a stampede outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage in 25 years.


Strong quake shakes Chile, tsunami warning issued

A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the Andean nation’s entire coast.

MH370 plane debris

Malaysia confirms wing part washed up on beach is from missing MH370

A piece of a wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday, confirming the discovery of the first trace of the plane since it vanished last year.