4:12 pm October 30, 2014 | No Comment
Soldiers using heavy diggers stepped up their desperate search on Thursday for victims of a landslide in Sri Lanka, feared to have buried alive 100 people on a tea plantation.
2:10 pm October 30, 2014 | No Comment
The ethnic Uighur mayor of a major city in China's unruly far-western region of Xinjiang is being investigated for corruption, state media said on Thursday, one of the few minority officials to be caught up in the government's war on graft.
11:47 am October 29, 2014 | No Comment
A former Sydney bouncer said to have masterminded a failed plot by Islamic State militants to behead a random member of the public in Australia is believed to have died in the Middle East, Australian media reported on Wednesday.
6:56 pm October 28, 2014 | No Comment
Hong Kong democracy activists on Tuesday marked one month of mass protests, calling on supporters to gather for an evening rally wearing the masks they have used to ward off police tear gas and pepper spray.
3:00 pm October 28, 2014 | No Comment
Israel pledged on Monday to build more than 1,000 new settler homes in Arab east Jerusalem, in a move the Palestinians warned was likely to trigger an "explosion" of violence.
4:21 pm October 27, 2014 | No Comment
China's legislature is considering abolishing the death penalty for nine of the 55 crimes it is currently available for, state media said on Monday, including illegal fundraising, which has been at the centre of several controversial cases.
4:24 pm October 26, 2014 | No Comment
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters were on Sunday forced to suspend a planned vote on their next steps — hours before it was due to begin — due to differing opinions about how to move their month-long campaign forward.