Thousands of people crammed into boats and army trucks have fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia after record rainfall turned the Sava River into a deadly torrent and caused the worst floods in more than a century.
Chinese regulators have launched an investigation into Microsoft, the company said, in the latest setback for US tech companies viewed with growing distrust by Beijing.
The families of 38 Australians and permanent residents have been dragged into the geopolitical brinksmanship of Russia and the West. Vladimir Putin’s unwillingness to accept blame for arming the separatists in eastern Ukraine who shot Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 down has only infuriated people in Australia. While the prime minister Tony Abbott downplays the politics and his government manoeuvres to recover the remains of the missing at the crash site, the question naturally remains: if Australia wanted to get tough with Mr Putin what are its options. Below is a list of options on the table.
Ukranian and rebel forces are locked in a struggle for control of the MH17 crash site, driving Australian and Dutch investigators to opt for high-risk strategies that so far have failed to win them access to the debris field where the Malaysian aircraft went down.
As China’s economy first opened up to market-based reform, Deng Xiaoping famously suggested that some naturally, particularly through hard work, “should be allowed to get rich before others”.
A thin river of blood mixed with water ran down Shamali Street in Gaza’s al-Shati Camp as ambulance sirens wailed above the cries of shocked families who had minutes earlier raced from their houses to find at least eight children torn to pieces by rocket fire.
Echoing calls from US President Barack Obama, the United Nations Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza.
There is a real possibility that not all the remains of MH17 disaster victims will be recovered, the Australian Federal Police confirmed yesterday.
A top AFP officer has admitted he was initially not comfortable with deploying unarmed Australian officers to the site of downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
The lawyer who helped negotiate $2.7 billion from the Libyan government to compensate families of victims of the Lockerbie air disaster two decades ago says the Malaysian government and its agencies should be kept out of the investigation because of an insurmountable conflict of interest.