Category: world news

US takes out just promoted ISIS official

Just weeks after ISIS suffered a major loss when its chief spokesman was taken out in an air attack, the US announced it had quickly killed his designated successor in a...

Sirte: The final stand for ISIS in Libya?

US-backed government militia in Libya are pushing forward in their battle to expel ISIS from the coastal Libyan city of Sirte, despite ongoing attacks from the terror...

Iraqi forces, supported by US troops, close in on Mosul

Hundreds of US troops have arrived at an air base 40 miles south of Mosul to support Iraq’s efforts to liberate that city from ISIS, a US defense official told

Second typhoon in three days expected to smash Taiwan

Taiwan is about to be soaked by its second severe storm in just three days, with typhoon Malakas forecast to pass by the northern end of the island early on Saturday.

Suicide attack leaves 25 dead

A suicide attack at a Pakistani mosque in the country’s tribal areas killed at least 25 people Friday, an official told CNN.

Alleged hitman says Duterte ran death squad

The man who publicly accused Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte of running a hit squad and personally killing people won’t be given state protection.

Chinese actress' death sparks cancer treatment debate

The death of a young Chinese actress from cancer has sparked a debate online – because she initially chose traditional Chinese medicine over chemotherapy.

Concern over falling NZ parrot numbers

Conservationists seek public help to protect the famously inquisitive birds.

US regulators order recall of 1m Samsung Note 7 phones

US safety regulators announce a formal recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone after battery issues lead to overheating and the phone catching fire.

At the epicentre of an epidemic

Karkardooma is at the epicentre of Delhi’s chikungunya outbreak, among the worst the Indian capital has ever seen, reports Atish Patel.