Category: Foreign News
Attack at nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul nightclub attack: Manhunt underway for shooter

A manhunt is underway in Turkey for an unknown attacker who opened fire on New Year’s revelers in an Istanbul nightclub.

Barack Obama with Vladimir Putin

Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for US election hacking

The Obama administration on Thursday announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions that included the expulsion of 35 Russians.

Court Decision

Madras High Court bans Sharia courts in TN

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to ban all unauthorised ‘Sharia’ courts functioning on premises of mosques in the state while hearing a petition of a man who was allegedly forced to give talaq by one such court in the city.


Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa dies

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 p.m. on Monday at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. She was 68.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

New Zealand PM John Key resigns

John Key, the New Zealand Prime Minister and leader of the National party, has resigned in a decision that has taken the country by surprise.

Five shot in Downtown Seattle

Five shot in downtown Seattle near scene of anti-Trump protests

A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday evening following an argument and wounded five people, one man critically, not far from protests against the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump elected president of the United States

Republican Donald Trump has defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the US election, according to ABC election analyst Antony Green, and will become America’s next president.

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.