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Australia ready to deploy police to secure MH17 site

Australia ready to deploy police to secure MH17 site

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 15:35

The deployment of an international police force to secure the MH17 crash site in Ukraine is moving closer, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday, with 50 Australian officers on standby in London.

Sudanese death row Christian woman arrives in Italy

Sudanese death row Christian woman arrives in Italy

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 15:13

A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday on an Italian government plane, officials said.

Sudanese death row Christian woman arrives in Italy

Sudanese death row Christian woman arrives in Italy

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 15:11

A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday on an Italian government plane, officials said.

UN chief in Baghdad to meet Iraqi leaders

UN chief in Baghdad to meet Iraqi leaders

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:56

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Thursday on an official visit to Iraq.

Kerry reaches out to Hamas allies to press truce

Kerry reaches out to Hamas allies to press truce

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:55

Kerry -- who is in Egypt, which has drafted a truce proposal for the Israel-Hamas conflict -- spoke by phone with the foreign ministers of Qatar and Turkey, a US official said.

Islamist militant group may be planning attack in Norway: Police

Islamist militant group may be planning attack in Norway: Police

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:54

An Islamist militant group with ties to Syria may be planning an attack in Norway, possibly within the coming days, Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of the Police Security Service, PST, said on Thursday.

 Air Algerie flight with 116 onboard from Burkina Faso to Algiers feared crashed

Air Algerie flight with 116 onboard from Burkina Faso to Algiers feared crashed

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 00:56

An Air Algerie flight that had taken off from Burkina Faso`s capital Ouagadougou went missing on Thursday.

Gunmen kill two foreign women in western Afghanistan: Officials

Gunmen kill two foreign women in western Afghanistan: Officials

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 15:49

Two foreign women were shot dead by unknown gunmen while travelling in a taxi in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said.

Kerry says `some progress` in Gaza truce efforts

Kerry says `some progress` in Gaza truce efforts

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:20

Washington`s top diplomat said global efforts to end 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing as the Palestinian death toll rose to 718 Thursday and airlines kept flights to Israel suspended over rocket fears.

Nigeria`s abducted girls not forgotten: UN chief

Nigeria`s abducted girls not forgotten: UN chief

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:05

UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday voiced his full support for the worldwide vigils to mark 100 days since the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists, noting the girls are not forgotten.