Category Archives: WORLD NEWS

Galaxies die by slow ‘strangulation’

When galaxies stop making stars, their death is usually a slow process that chokes them of the necessary cool gases over about four billion years. That is the conclusion of…

Obama joins Modi at Republic Day parade

US President Barack Obama has attended India’s Republic Day parade in Delhi, the first US head of state to do so. Mr Obama was chief guest at the annual military…

Saudi King Abdullah passes away

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died, royal officials have announced, weeks after he was admitted to hospital. King Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been…

Oscar Pistorius ‘heartbroken’ at seeing Steenkamp body

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial he was “heartbroken” when he saw the body of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. “I crouched down over her… and…

Pakistan’s Musharraf charged with high treason

A court in Pakistan has charged former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with treason, the first army chief to face such a prosecution. Mr Musharraf is accused of unlawfully suspending the…

Flight MH370: Thai satellite ‘shows 300 floating objects’

A Thai satellite has detected some 300 objects in an area of the southern Indian Ocean being searched for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The image was taken by the…

Turkey downs Syria military jet ‘in airspace violation’

Turkish forces have shot down a Syrian military jet they say was violating their airspace despite warnings. Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned such action by Syria merited a…

MH370 Malaysian plane: Indian Ocean searched for plane

An international search of the southern Indian Ocean is continuing for a second day as authorities try to locate a missing Malaysian airliner. Five military and civilian aircraft are taking…

Australia sees possible plane debris

Australia is investigating two objects seen on satellite images that could potentially be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, officials say. Planes and ships from Australia, New Zealand and…

Ukraine crisis: Russia warns West over Crimea sanctions

Russia has told the US that Western sanctions over the Crimea dispute are unacceptable, and has threatened “consequences”. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov issued the warning in a telephone call…