• Images

    Al Shabaab kills six in Kenya attack

    Reuters | Updated at 11:31am on October 06, 2016

    Suspected Islamist militants from the Somali group al Shabaab killed six people in an attack in northeast Kenya on Thursday, a regional...

  • Images

    India kills three attackers on Kashmir army camp

    Reuters | Updated at 11:10am on October 06, 2016

    Indian soldiers shot dead three suspected militants who tried to raid an army base in northern Kashmir on Thursday, police said, the latest in a wave...

  • Images

    Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov 4

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:25am on October 06, 2016

    The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on November 4, after a coalition of the world's largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday...

  • Images

    Hurricane Matthew kills 39 as Haiti death toll rises

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on October 06, 2016

    Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 39 people, the death toll in struggling Haiti alone rising to 35, local officials said, as the storm headed northward...

  • Images

    Portugal's Guterres poised to be next UN secretary-general

    Reuters | Updated at 07:50am on October 06, 2016

    Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is poised to be the ninth United Nations secretary-general and is expected to be formally recommended to the 193-member General Assembly for election by the Security Council on Thursday...

  • Images

    Three win Nobel chemistry prize for molecular machines

    Associated Press | Updated at 04:39pm on October 05, 2016

    Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard ‘Ben’ Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for...

  • Images

    World Court rejects Marshall Islands suit seeking nuclear disarmament

    Reuters | Updated at 03:00pm on October 05, 2016

    The International Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected a suit filed by the tiny Marshall Islands against the world's nuclear powers that sought to force...

  • Images

    Turkish soldier killed, 18 IS fighters ‘neutralised’ in Syria

    Reuters | Updated at 11:29am on October 05, 2016

    One Turkish soldier was killed and three slightly wounded in a clash with Islamic State fighters in Syria in which 18 militants were ‘neutralised’, the Turkish military said in a statement on Wednesday...

  • Images

    Kaine, Pence blast Trump, Clinton at US vice-presidential debate

    Reuters | Updated at 10:02am on October 05, 2016

    Democrat Tim Kaine accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of breaking a promise to release his tax records in a debate on Tuesday where the vice presidential contenders bickered and interrupted each other...

  • Images

    Thailand detains Hong Kong pro-democracy activist

    Reuters | Updated at 09:48am on October 05, 2016

    A teenage Hong Kong student leader who helped organise massive pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled city in 2014 was detained on arrival in Thailand on Wednesday and barred entry, immigration officials and supporters said, apparently at China's request...