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WHO urges governments to raise tobacco taxes

07 July 2015, 14:59

Governments around the world should increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products to save lives and generate funds for stronger health services, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

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Wealthy family 'knifed to death' in Vietnam

07 July 2015, 13:43

Six members of a wealthy family in southern Vietnam were found knifed to death in their home after an apparent break-in, news reports say.

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US boy dies after being beaten for eating cake

07 July 2015, 09:18

Police say a 9-year-old boy has died in the US after he allegedly was handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.

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ISIS video shows killing of 2 Syrian activists

06 July 2015, 13:34

ISIS has released a new video purporting to show the killing of two Syrian activists in the militants' stronghold of Raqqa, allegedly for spying on the extremists.

More than 1 million expected at pope's Mass in South America

06 July 2015, 13:34

Pope Francis will travel to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil for a Mass expected to draw more than a million people, as Latin America's first pontiff tours his home continent with a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.

US, allies step up campaign against ISIS

06 July 2015, 10:46

The US and its allies have stepped up their campaign against Islamic State with 38 air strikes on targets belonging to the group in Iraq and Syria, a joint command statement says.

US man shoots off firework from his head, dies

06 July 2015, 08:19

A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July holiday tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities says.

Four Pakistani soldiers, 12 militants die in clash

05 July 2015, 16:02

At least four soldiers and 12 militants were killed in a clash on Sunday in Pakistan's troubled tribal belt where the army is fighting a major offensive against Taliban insurgents.

ISIS video shows mass execution in Syria's Palmyra

05 July 2015, 08:33

The ISIS group has released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in an ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra.

Brave dog Leo honored with monument in Serbian town

04 July 2015, 18:02

Serbian town honors dachshund Leo who died defending 10-year-old girl from another dog.

Owner, crew of capsized Philippine ferry charged with murder

04 July 2015, 17:49

Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized killing 59 people, an official said Saturday.

Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank

04 July 2015, 09:33

A New York City man in a wheelchair has been arrested two days after he pocketed $1 212 in a daytime bank robbery.

Mourners hold minute's silence for Tunisia attack victims

03 July 2015, 14:28

Mourners held a minute's silence at Tunisian beach resort in tribute to the 38 victims of the country's worst-ever jihadist attack.

Transgender lizard discovered

03 July 2015, 13:01

A lizard that can change its sex has been found in the Australian wild for the first time.

Child dies in crash involving Bollywood actress

03 July 2015, 11:41

A four-year-old girl has died in a car accident involving popular Bollywood actress and Indian lawmaker, Hema Malini.

14 killed as train falls into canal in Pakistan

03 July 2015, 08:27

At least 14 people have died after a train carrying soldiers fell into a canal in Pakistan following the partial collapse of a bridge.

Police save Christian couple from 'blasphemy' mob

02 July 2015, 17:34

Police in Pakistan saved a Christian couple from a Muslim mob who were attempting to lynch them for allegedly committing blasphemy.

Pilot pulled back wrong throttle in accident

02 July 2015, 14:47

The captain of a TransAsia Airways ATR plane that crashed in Taiwan killing 43 people, had switched off the working engine after the other lost power, the Aviation Safety Council has confirmed.

HIV stigma, fear linger in UK as infection rates continue to rise

02 July 2015, 13:27

HIV infection rates in the United Kingdom continue to rise to panic from observers.

Dog eats leg of man found dead in Australian home: report

02 July 2015, 12:03

Police checking on a home in suburban Australia found the body of a man whose leg had been gnawed to the bone by a dog, a report said.

Ferry with 173 on board overturns in Philippines

02 July 2015, 10:42

A ferry with 173 people on board overturned in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday as rescuers rushed to the scene, the coast guard said.

Young Greeks flee abroad as crisis deepens

02 July 2015, 14:48

What does the future look like for young people in crisis-hit Greece, where years of hardship and sky-high unemployment were followed this week by bank closures? The answer: self-imposed exile.

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