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    New Zealand earthquake: Heavy rain hampers evacuation

    BBC | Updated at 09:12am on November 15, 2016

    Gale force winds and heavy rain in the South Island of New Zealand are impeding the airlift of hundreds of people still stranded after Monday's powerful earthquake, officials say...

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    Trump and Putin 'will try to mend ties', Kremlin says

    BBC | Updated at 09:02am on November 15, 2016

    United States president-elect Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin will try to ‘normalise US-Russia ties’, the Kremlin has said, following a phone conversation between the two...

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    Weekend attacks leave 34 dead in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

    Associated Press . Yangon | Updated at 01:44am on November 15, 2016

    Myanmar’s government said Monday that 34 people were killed after they attacked government troops in Rakhine state over the weekend, but residents of the villages belonging to the Muslim Rohingya minority said the victims they saw were unarmed civilians...

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    Prosecutors quiz Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London

    Reuters | Updated at 05:28pm on November 14, 2016

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faced questioning on Monday by prosecutors at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been holed up for four years,...

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    Pakistan claims Indian shelling kill its seven soldiers

    Reuters | Updated at 03:31pm on November 14, 2016

    Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed by Indian shelling across the frontier in the disputed Kashmir region overnight, Pakistan's military said on Monday, as tensions between...

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    China to burn, not bury, as it tackles trash challenge

    Reuters | Updated at 10:24am on November 14, 2016

    Thousands of tonnes of urban waste are hidden behind scrubbed white walls at a new power plant on the outskirts of the Chinese city of...

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    Trump hires Republican insider, conservative firebrand for White House

    Reuters | Updated at 09:42am on November 14, 2016

    US president-elect Donald Trump on Sunday picked Reince Priebus, a Washington insider who heads the Republican National Committee, as White House chief of staff, signaling...

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    Aftershocks rattle New Zealand after powerful quake kills two

    Reuters | Updated at 09:08am on November 14, 2016

      A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 rattled New Zealand's South Island on Monday, hours after a more powerful quake killed at...

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    Trump to deport three million migrants

    BBC | Updated at 08:54am on November 14, 2016

    US president-elect Donald Trump has said he will deport or jail up to three million illegal migrants initially.Those targeted would be migrants with criminal records,...

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    Satellite images show Myanmar Rohingya villages torched

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:36am on November 14, 2016

    Hundreds of buildings in Rohingya villages in western Myanmar have been torched, according to new satellite images released on Sunday as fresh fighting flared in the strife-torn region...