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Prabowo withdraws presidential candidacy

22 July 2014, 23:45

Indonesian former general Prabowo Subianto has withdrawn his presidential candidacy after denouncing the election process undemocratic.

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France raid nets three suspected jihadists

22 July 2014, 22:44

Two men and a woman have been arrested in a dawn raid in southern France on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Syria and planning attacks at home, police say.

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World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

22 July 2014, 21:37

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.

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'I no longer talk to Obama' - Turkey's Erdogan

22 July 2014, 20:33

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

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Extreme weather in Vietnam kills 27

22 July 2014, 19:32

Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes.

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Over 30 financial institutions defrauded by phone apps

22 July 2014, 17:29

More than 30 financial institutions in six countries have been defrauded by sophisticated criminal software that convinces bank customers to install rogue smartphone programs.

MH17 bodies arrive by train in govt-held town

22 July 2014, 15:20

A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

Travel alert: US warns against travel to Israel, Gaza

22 July 2014, 14:04

The United States warned Americans against traveling to Israel and the Gaza Strip, urging them to postpone any visits amid the current conflict.

Obama strengthens LGBT workplace rights

22 July 2014, 12:31

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order outlawing federal employment discrimination based on gender identity and strengthening other LGBT protections.

Australian watchdog warns of MH17 scams

22 July 2014, 11:07

Australia's consumer watchdog has warned people to be wary of scams seeking to take advantage of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy, saying false Facebook profiles had already been set up.

Israeli aircraft bomb 5 Gaza mosques, stadium

22 July 2014, 09:33

Israel has bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip, a Gaza police official says.

South Korea ferry owner's body found

22 July 2014, 07:49

South Korean police believe they have found the body of a fugitive businessman who owned the Sewol ferry that sank in April killing hundreds.

Obama strengthens gay, transgender workplace rights

21 July 2014, 22:42

US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday outlawing federal employment discrimination based on gender identity and strengthening other LGBT protections.

Kerry caught on open mic over Gaza deaths

21 July 2014, 21:44

US Secretary of State John Kerry, caught on an open microphone, has been overheard making what seemed to be a sarcastic remark about Israel's insistence it is doing its utmost to avoid civilian casualties.

French minister slams 'anti-Semitic' protests

21 July 2014, 20:46

France's interior minister has slammed "intolerable" acts of anti-Semitism after a rally against Israel's Gaza offensive descended into violence pitting pro-Palestinian crowds against Jewish businesses.

India police beat back protesters of alleged child rape

21 July 2014, 19:44

Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.

Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam, China deaths up to 26

21 July 2014, 18:42

A typhoon that barrelled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media says, while in China the death toll rose to 26.

HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in US

21 July 2014, 17:46

The rate of HIV diagnoses in the US has dropped more than 30% over the past decade, but is on the rise among certain gay men, researchers say.

Persecution of Iraqi Christians a 'crime' - Ban

21 July 2014, 16:46

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by Islamic State militants could constitute a crime against humanity.

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Israel

21 July 2014, 15:45

A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.

Dutch anger swells at treatment of MH17 bodies

21 July 2014, 14:20

Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies.

Fighting erupts once again in eastern Ukraine

21 July 2014, 13:09

Ukrainian army tanks are reported to be launching an assault to break pro-Russian rebels' hold on the eastern city of Donetsk in the first major outbreak of hostilities in the area since flight MH17 was shot down.

2 US-Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza fighting

21 July 2014, 11:57

Authorities and family members say two Americans who were soldiers with the Israel Defence Force have been killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas military wing claims abducted Israeli soldier

21 July 2014, 10:44

The armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas group has claimed that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier, prompting celebrations in the streets of Gaza City.

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

21 July 2014, 09:14

Rebels have piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777.

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