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Top comics festival honours Charlie Hebdo in France

29 January 2015, 16:00

One of the world’s leading comics festival is set to open in France under tight security as it dedicates this year’s event to the murdered cartoonist of Charlie Hebdo.

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Malaysia declares MH370 an accident, passengers dead

29 January 2015, 16:00

Malaysia formally declared missing flight MH370 an "accident" and its passengers and crew presumed dead, a step that opens the door for compensation payments but which was met with skepticism by distraught relatives.

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Japanese teen 'axe murderer’ also poisoned classmate

29 January 2015, 14:35

A 19-year-old Japanese university student arrested on suspicion of killing a 77-year-old woman has confessed she had poisoned a former high school classmate, a report says.

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Philippines mourns cops killed in anti-terror bloodbath

29 January 2015, 13:11

A long, slow procession of coffins draped in the Philippine flag have poured out of military transport planes in Manila, as the country mourns dozens of policemen killed in a botched anti-terror operation.

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AirAsia jet 'was in sound condition before crash'

29 January 2015, 12:10

The AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month killing all 162 people was in sound condition and all crew members were properly certified, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says.

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Saudi airman gets 35 years for raping boy in Las Vegas

29 January 2015, 09:57

A Saudi air force sergeant convicted in the rape of a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas casino hotel has been sentenced to 35 years to life in prison for the crime.

ISIS releases new message by Japanese hostage

29 January 2015, 08:19

ISIS has released a message purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaeda.

YouTube overloaded, staff can't filter content

29 January 2015, 08:19

Google has said that YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist videos.

Sydney siege hostage killed by police bullet ricochet

29 January 2015, 07:11

One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured three other hostages, an inquest has heard.

Zombie or miracle? Cat claws his way back from dead

29 January 2015, 07:11

A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead.

So tired of dating, woman marries herself

28 January 2015, 20:28

A 40-year-old woman from Texas decided to marry herself after she could not find true love after years of waiting for a worthy partner.

Hezbollah missile attack kills two Israeli soldiers

28 January 2015, 17:30

A Hezbollah missile attack killed two Israeli soldiers and Israel responded with air and ground strikes on southern Lebanon, where a UN peacekeeper was killed.

Hopes fade in finding more AirAsia crash victims

28 January 2015, 14:22

Hopes of finding 92 victims still missing from an AirAsia plane crash has faded as Indonesian search and rescue authorities say the remaining bodies could have been swept away or lost on the seabed.

Teen axe murderer: I just wanted to kill someone

28 January 2015, 11:43

A 19-year-old college girl has murdered an elderly woman with an axe and a scarf because she ‘just wanted to kill someone’, news reports in Japan say.

Massive probe into police killing of teen girl

28 January 2015, 11:34

Prosecutors have promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities say struck an officer with a stolen car.

Missing students' parents reject official account

28 January 2015, 10:44

Parents of 43 Mexican college students missing since last year angrily rejected the attorney general's declaration that investigators are certain the youths have been killed.

Mexico: Murdered students were mistaken for rival gang

28 January 2015, 09:44

The 43 Mexican students who disappeared have been murdered on the orders of a drug cartel who mistook them for members of a rival gang, the government says, finally confirming the deaths of the students.

Truck laden with cats seized in China

28 January 2015, 08:17

Police in Hanoi have seized a truck carrying over a ton of cats smuggled from China to sell to restaurants in northern Vietnam, authorities say.

Mr Incredible convicted of attacking Batgirl in US

28 January 2015, 07:12

A man who dresses as the comic superhero Mr Incredible has been sentenced to 3 years probation after pleading guilty to attacking a woman costumed as Batgirl in Hollywood Boulevard.

Man arrested for having sex with pony

27 January 2015, 20:46

A 44-year-old man from Doncaster was arrested by police for allegedly having sex with a pony in a stable.

Man to star in porn film after penis chopped off twice

27 January 2015, 20:46

After having his manhood chopped off twice by his wife, Fun Lung has been given a second chance to restore his sexuality again by starring in a porn film.

Indonesian military calls off AirAsia wreckage recovery

27 January 2015, 14:01

The Indonesian military called off efforts to recover the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month after failing for several days to lift the fuselage.

Facebook: Internal glitch caused hour-long global outage

27 January 2015, 12:36

Facebook, Instagram suffer self-inflicted hour long outage affecting users worldwide.

Man claims White House drone

27 January 2015, 11:14

Drone crash at White House complex prompts lockdown; man takes responsibility

Journalist shot dead on Indonesia’s Sumatra

27 January 2015, 09:48

A newspaper editor on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island has been shot dead by an unknown assailant, a report says.

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