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Jihadists free 70 kidnapped children in Syria

01 October 2014, 14:25

The Islamic State group has freed more than 70 Kurdish school children its fighters kidnapped in northern Syria in May, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.

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More bodies found after Japan volcano

01 October 2014, 12:55

Seven more bodies have been found by rescuers combing the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials say, taking the death toll to at least 43.

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12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India

01 October 2014, 11:53

At least 12 people killed and dozens injured after 2 trains collide in northern India.

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First Ebola case diagnosed in US

01 October 2014, 10:22

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials have announced.

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Woman gets 30 years after daughter starves

01 October 2014, 09:17

A suburban Atlanta woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child cruelty charges.

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White House front door now locks automatically

01 October 2014, 06:59

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach.

Couple has threesome with sex doll

30 September 2014, 20:53

A couple has revealed that they share their sex life with several sex doll.

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

30 September 2014, 18:56

First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic.

UN: Ebola orphans 3 700 children in West Africa

30 September 2014, 16:49

At least 3 700 children in West Africa have seen one or both parents die because of the Ebola epidemic, the UN Children's Fund says, and many are being rejected by surviving relatives out of fear of infection.

Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

30 September 2014, 14:50

Wildlife populations of about 3,000 species plummet far worse than previously thought.

Nearly half of world's elderly lack pension

30 September 2014, 13:20

Nearly half of the world's elderly receive no pension, while many of those who do receive too little and are widely seeing their benefits slashed.

Man to hang for train rape, murder

30 September 2014, 11:34

An ex-train employee gets death penalty for rape, murder of 13-year-old girl on night train.

More and more Frenchmen joining Mideast jihad

30 September 2014, 11:34

French government says more and more radicals from France are joining jihad in Syria and Iraq.

Man killed in noodle shop row

30 September 2014, 10:04

A Japanese man who allegedly kicked a fellow diner to death in a fight over seats in a noodle bar calmly returned to his food as the other man lay dying.

Man arrested for shooting outside Ethiopian embassy

30 September 2014, 08:29

US Secret Service agents arrested a man after he fired a gun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington.

White House intruder got into building

30 September 2014, 07:04

White House intruder got much farther into White House mansion than previously described.

Rains complicate delivery of Ebola supplies in West Africa

29 September 2014, 21:59

The rainy season in West Africa is compounding difficulties in getting supplies delivered and new treatment centres built as donors rush to isolate people infected with the deadly Ebola virus and stop its rapid spread.

5 more bodies found at Japan volcano

29 September 2014, 20:03

Toxic gases and ash from still-erupting Mount Ontake forced Japanese rescue workers to call off the search for more victims.

Ebola: Australia won't send doctors to West Africa

29 September 2014, 14:16

Australia has ruled out sending doctors to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak there because of logistical problems in repatriating any Australian who became infected with the deadly virus.

Heart attacks, suicides as India politician jailed

29 September 2014, 12:29

Six people have killed themselves and 10 died of cardiac arrest in southern India after a court sent a powerful female politician to jail for corruption, a news report says.

2 men get death for killing imam in China

29 September 2014, 11:05

Chinese state media say two men have been sentenced to death and another to life imprisonment for killing a pro-government Muslim cleric in the far western city of Kashgar.

Recovery of bodies suspended at Japan volcano

29 September 2014, 09:31

Japanese soldiers have managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort.

Mexican students missing after deadly protest

29 September 2014, 08:20

Mexican authorities are searching for 58 students who went missing after protests turned deadly in the troubled southern state of Guerrero.

Recovery of bodies underway at Japan volcano

29 September 2014, 07:10

Military and other rescue workers have started airlifting more than two dozen bodies from the ash-blanketed peak of a Japanese volcano, as family members of the missing waited at a nearby school.

Police smash graffiti gang that stopped trains

28 September 2014, 16:43

Spanish police said they have smashed a guerrilla-style graffiti gang that forced trains to a sudden and dangerous halt to paint over carriages in lightning operations.

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