Australia scientists uncover dinosaur footprint that may be world's largest

Reuters 28 Mar 08:31 PM

Scientists have found what could be the world's largest dinosaur footprint - measuring nearly 1.7 metres (5.6 ft) - on a remote part of Australia's northwestern coastline.Read Full Story »

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EU urges Hungary to ensure migrant holding camps comply with asylum rules

Reuters 28 Mar 08:27 PM

Hungary must ensure that its new policy of detaining migrants on its border does not break EU rules on protecting people in need of asylum, the European Commission said on Tuesday as the legislation came into force.Read Full Story »

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Reuters 28 Mar 08:26 PM

The inaugural flight of a new charter service from North Korea's capital to the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong landed on Tuesday, the official Xinhua news agency said.Read Full Story »

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Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

Associated Press 28 Mar 05:54 PM

The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor.Read Full Story »

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China calls for explanation after Paris police shoot dead Chinese man

Reuters 28 Mar 05:50 PM

French police said on Tuesday they opened an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering rioting in the French capital by members of the Chinese community and a sharp reaction from Beijing.Read Full Story »

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Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

Associated Press 28 Mar 05:47 PM

Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels.Read Full Story »

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Huge cyclone makes landfall in Australia

Bbc 28 Mar 12:57 PM

A powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east Australian coast, causing major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.Read Full Story »

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Kathrada: South Africa's anti-apartheid veteran dies aged 87

Bbc 28 Mar 12:49 PM

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died aged 87, his foundation says.Read Full Story »

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Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

Bbc 28 Mar 11:33 AM

A Singaporean couple have been jailed for starving their domestic worker from the Philippines, in a case that has shocked the city-state.Read Full Story »

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Bbc 27 Mar 08:39 PM

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders during mass protests on Sunday.Read Full Story »

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Australia paceman Tait announces retirement

Reuters 27 Mar 02:24 PM

Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Monday due to persistent elbow injuries.Read Full Story »

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South Korea court sets hearing on ex-leader Park's arrest warrant for Thursday

Reuters 27 Mar 01:47 PM

A South Korean court said on Monday it would hold a hearing on ousted leader Park Geun-hye's arrest warrant on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (0130 GMT).Read Full Story »

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United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

Reuters 27 Mar 12:25 PM

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Reuters 27 Mar 11:34 AM

Philippine troops have rescued three Malaysians held captive by Abu Sayyaf rebels, the military said on Monday, the second such operation in four days as security forces step up offensives against the notorious Islamist group.Read Full Story »

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Six school children feared dead in Japanese avalanche

Bbc 27 Mar 10:41 AM

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Thousands evacuate Queensland, Australia as cyclone Debbie nears

Bbc 27 Mar 10:40 AM

More than 3,500 Australian residents have been evacuated as a cyclone carrying winds up to 240km/h (150 mph) moves towards the Queensland coast.Read Full Story »

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South Korea 'to seek arrest' of ex-leader Park Geun-hye

Bbc 27 Mar 10:37 AM

South Korean prosecutors have said they will seek an arrest warrant for former president Park Geun-hye, for her role in a corruption scandal.Read Full Story »

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Opposition leader Navalny and hundreds others arrested during Russia protests

Bbc 27 Mar 10:35 AM

Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow.Read Full Story »

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Syria rebels 'take control' of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

Bbc 27 Mar 10:32 AM

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Reuters 27 Mar 09:52 AM

Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 15 others, as an apparent argument that may have started earlier in the day turned violent, authorities said.Read Full Story »

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Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

Reuters 27 Mar 09:50 AM

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UK police make another arrest in parliamentary attack investigation

Reuters 27 Mar 08:21 AM

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week's attack on parliament, "on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts", the Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.Read Full Story »

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One killed, 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting

Xinhua 26 Mar 05:06 PM

One person was killed and at least 14 others were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, local media reported.Read Full Story »

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Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Bbc 26 Mar 02:46 PM

China has lifted a total ban on imports of Brazilian meat imposed over allegations that companies have been selling unsafe produce for years.Read Full Story »

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Sylhet blasts kill four amid Bangladesh militant raid

Bbc 26 Mar 02:40 PM

Six people - two police officers and four civilians - have been killed in twin bombings in north-eastern Bangladesh, officials say.Read Full Story »

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Fights erupt at pro-Trump rally on California beach

Reuters 26 Mar 02:10 PM

Supporters of President Donald Trump holding a rally on a popular southern California beach clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday and four people were arrested, law enforcement said.Read Full Story »

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Hong Kong election: Carrie Lam becomes first female leader

Bbc 26 Mar 01:08 PM

Carrie Lam has been elected as Hong Kong's new leader, becoming the first woman to hold the top job.Read Full Story »

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Reuters 25 Mar 01:34 PM

At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province including both prisoners and staff, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Saturday. Read Full Story »

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EU seeks post-Brexit unity by going back to roots at Rome

Reuters 25 Mar 01:33 PM

Sixty years ago, Britain shunned a meeting in Rome where six war-scarred neighbours founded what became the EU; on Saturday, it is again absent, this time from a sombre birthday party as it quits a bloc which now embraces most of Europe.Read Full Story »

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Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

Reuters 25 Mar 11:06 AM

President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.Read Full Story »

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Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill

Bbc 25 Mar 09:49 AM

US President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the failure of his healthcare bill.Read Full Story »

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Reuters 24 Mar 08:32 PM

Five children were among the 12 people killed after a plastic boat carrying 22 Syrians to Greece sunk off Turkey's Aegean coastal town of Kusadasi on Friday, the private Dogan news agency (DHA) said.Read Full Story »

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