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Syrian army kills top al-Qaeda leader - report

06 March 2015, 11:46

The Syrian army has carried out an operation that killed the military commander of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in north-western Syria, state media reports.

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Man gets 7 years in Australia child bride case

06 March 2015, 10:33

A court in Australia has sentenced a man to seven and a half years in prison for taking a 12-year-old as his bride and making her pregnant, media reports say.

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Angry mob lynches rape accused to death in India

06 March 2015, 09:15

Local reports say a rape suspect was pulled out of a jail and lynched by a mob in north-eastern India, with anger raging over the high rate of sexual violence in the country.

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British teacher jailed for trying to join ISIS

06 March 2015, 08:13

A chemistry teacher has been jailed for six years in Britain for trying to join ISIS in Syria, against the wishes of his family who desperately tried to stop him.

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US teacher jailed for showing class violent movie

06 March 2015, 08:13

A former teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

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Indonesia says to press ahead with executions

05 March 2015, 13:09

Indonesia’s security minister says Jakarta would press ahead with the execution of two Australian drug smugglers and other foreign convicts, ruling out an offer of a prisoner swap put forwards by Canberra.

US ambassador doing 'well and in great spirits' after attack

05 March 2015, 11:45

US Ambassador Mark Lippert says he is well and in great spirits as he recovered from surgery to treat wounds on his face and arm suffered in a knife attack at an event in central Seoul.

German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore

05 March 2015, 10:38

A Singapore court has sentenced two young German men to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane for spray-painting a metro train in the city-state last year.

Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

05 March 2015, 09:20

Hillary Clinton has broken her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary for state, saying she wanted the US state department to release them swiftly.

Facebook posts about job land US contractor in Emirates jail

05 March 2015, 09:20

US contractor arrested in Emirates for Facebook posts about work, accused of cyber-slander.

Condoms a work bonus at Australian broadcaster

05 March 2015, 08:13

An Australian broadcaster has revealed how it discourages staff from having babies and taking maternity leave, a big jar of condoms at work.

Blade-wielding man attacks US ambassador in Seoul

05 March 2015, 07:07

The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been slashed on his face and arm in Seoul by a blade-wielding assailant opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills.

World's oldest person wonders about secret to longevity too

05 March 2015, 07:08

The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time, a day before her 117th birthday.

Avoid sugar at all costs

04 March 2015, 17:59

Adults and children must cut amount of sugar they consume every day in fizzy drinks and sweet foods to lower their risk of obesity and tooth decay, the World Health Organization said.

German Islamic State member arrested

04 March 2015, 17:59

German man arrested at Duesseldorf airport on suspicion of membership in Islamic State group.

Jay Z stumbles in bid to buy music company

04 March 2015, 16:30

Minority owners of Norwegian music streaming service Wimp announced Wednesday they had blocked rap mogul Jay Z's $56-million bid and said the ball was now in the rap star's court.

British citizen fighting ISIS killed in Syria

04 March 2015, 13:38

British citizen killed in Syria fighting alongside Kurds against Islamic State group.

India bans broadcast of gang-rape documentary

04 March 2015, 12:17

An Indian court has banned the country's media from broadcasting a documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and murdered a New Delhi student is shown blaming the victim, police say.

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

04 March 2015, 10:09

Federal agents target industry that helps Chinese women have American-born babies.

Billionaire sorry after telling PM to commit suicide

04 March 2015, 08:37

Flamboyant mining billionaire and politician Clive Palmer has apologised after coming under fire for suggesting Prime Minister Tony Abbott commit suicide.

Hospital sends stillborn babies to laundry by mistake

04 March 2015, 07:18

A Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two stillborn babies wrapped in linens to a laundry facility, leading to a grisly surprise for the cleaners.

Bus carrying China opera troupe falls off cliff, killing 20

03 March 2015, 17:41

A bus carrying an opera troupe has fallen off a cliff in central China, killing 20 people and injuring 13, a report says.

Saudi gunpoint rapist beheaded

03 March 2015, 15:03

Saudi Arabia has beheaded a convicted rapist, bringing to 36 the number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom this year.

'Gang rape victim shouldn't have fought back’

03 March 2015, 13:59

One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus says in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.

Mourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov

03 March 2015, 13:58

Mourners are lining up outside a Moscow human rights centre for the funeral of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

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