North Korea warns threats a ‘big miscalculation’ in letter to Australia lawmakers
North Korea has sent a letter to Australia’s parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be...
Dozens killed as Taliban launch fresh assaults on Afghan bases
Militants launched two separate attacks on Afghan security installations killing dozens of soldiers Thursday, the latest in a series...
Texas set to execute serial killer
Texas was set Wednesday to execute a confessed serial killer who raped, tortured and murdered three girls and a...
Israel attacked several Syrian military sites
On Wednesday, Israel attacked several Syrian military sites in response to a roadside bombing that wounded four of its troops on the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday. The major targets were Syrian military headquarters, a training facility and artillery batteries. The strike was carried out at night Read more
Christians and Muslims  take a stand against modern slavery
Andrew Forrest’s Global Freedom Network has been launched at the Vatican, with support from Christians and Muslims, to help and try to help free millions of men, women and children held in modern-day slavery. Forrest, his  used personal contacts to bring the 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church, 85-million strong Anglican... Read more
Putin signs Crimea annexation bill as Ukraine decides to fight
Vladimir Putin approved Russia’s annexation of Crimea today as the Ukraine fired up tensions by saying it is ready to ‘go to war’ over the Black Sea peninsula.The decree signed by Mr Putin and posted on the official government website today is one of the steps which would formalise... Read more
State of emergency in Thailand as Bangkok demonstrations ease
Thailand’s government agreed to end a state of emergency in Bangkok to help lure tourists back to the capital following months of anti-government protests.An emergency decree imposed 22 January will be lifted on Wednesday, deputy prime minister Yukol Limlamthong told reporters in Bangkok. The government will instead use an... Read more
1,500-Year-Old Frozen Moss Revived In The Antartic
According to the study published in Current Biology, scientists have been able to extract and revive moss that is believed to be 1500 years old from beneath the ice of the Antarctic.This is a major first development for scientists as previously they have only been able to pull out... Read more
Multiple casualties in Afghan suicide attack
A suicide bomber has killed at least 15 civilians at a market in Maimana, the capital of Faryab Province, in northern. Afghanistan. Provincial Governor Mohammadullah Patash said on March 18 that dozens of others were wounded when the bomber, who was driving an auto rickshaw, exploded his device  near... Read more
8 Chinese sailers missing after ships collide off Coast of Japan
One Chinese crew member was in a critical condition and eight others were missing after two cargo ships collided at the mouth of Tokyo Bay early Tuesday, Japan´s coastguard said.The Panamanian-flagged Beagle III, a 12,630-ton vessel carrying steel coil, sank after colliding with the South Korean-registered Pegasus Prime in... Read more
Malaysia rejects US criticism on not sharing information about missing Boing 777
US security officials said on that  Malaysia had still not invited the FBI to send a team to Kuala Lumpur to assist in the probe into the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.”I have been working with them,” Malaysia’s Defence and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told Reuters on... Read more
We didn’t do it- Afghan/Pakistan Taliban deny involvement in missing Malaysian plane episode
As the search for the missing Malasyain Boing 777 widens, some observers have suggested the plane might have flown to mountainous areas abutting Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan where Taliban militants are holed up. However,  Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan denied these claims and said the... Read more
Obama seeks to ease Mideast deadlock in meeting with Palestinian president
President Barack Obama is seeking to ease the deadlock in elusive Mideast peace talks as a deadline nears.Obama meets at the White House on Monday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas The meeting marks a renewed foray by Obama into a diplomatic minefield that he’s mostly left up to Secretary... Read more
Google Doodle for Holi is a riot of colours!
After the International Women’s Day Google doodle video that had Indian faces like legendary Bollywood playback singer Asha Bhosle and Olympian boxer M C Mary Kom, the search engine giant has on display a special doodle for the Indian festival of colours, Holi. Read more
Victory in Yabroud- Syria
On 16 March, Syrian troops, backed by Hezbollah fighters, captured most, if not all, of Yabrud, after entering the eastern part of the town the previous night. Government forces had secured the town’s main square, the Al-Akhzar Grand Mosque and the town’s Catholic church.Most of the opposition forces withdrew... Read more
Gazans to remain without electricity as fuel delivery gets delayed
Gazans will have to stay without power till at least Monday as the only power plant in the besieged enclave is still out of fuel.On Sunday, the deputy director of Gaza’s Energy Authority, Fathi al-Sheikh Khalil, said that “We were expecting the delivery today (Sunday) of 500,000 liters of... Read more
Australia increases efforts in search for missing Malaysian airlines Boeing 777
Australia has accepted a request from Malaysia to take charge of the “southern vector” of the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner which has been missing along with its entire complement of passengers for a week.The Australians have allocated additional surveillance resources to bolster the two Australian Orion aircraft... Read more