Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:46:10 AM
US, Australian hostages 'freed in Taliban prisoner swap'

US, Australian hostages 'freed in Taliban prisoner swap'

The Afghan Taliban have freed two Western hostages in exchange for three imprisoned senior militants, officials and Taliban sources say.

2019-11-19 18:46:32
Sydney blanketed by smoke from NSW bushfires

Sydney blanketed by smoke from NSW bushfires

People in Sydney woke up to a city shrouded in smoke on Tuesday, as scores of bushfires rage across the region.

2019-11-19 15:18:38
US says Israeli settlements are no longer illegal

US says Israeli settlements are no longer illegal

The US has shifted its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, no longer viewing them as inconsistent with international law.

2019-11-19 14:24:19
UN court to hear Myanmar genocide case in December

UN court to hear Myanmar genocide case in December

Gambia will open its case against Myanmar before the UN's top court in December accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslims, the tribunal said Monday (Nov 18).

2019-11-19 13:37:18
15 killed in north China coal mine blast

15 killed in north China coal mine blast

Fifteen people were killed and nine others injured in a coal mine gas explosion in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said Tuesday (Nov 19).

2019-11-19 12:49:32
100 protesters still barricaded in Hong Kong campus

100 protesters still barricaded in Hong Kong campus

About 100 protesters remain barricaded inside a Hong Kong university campus surrounded by police, as the standoff enters a third day.

2019-11-19 12:01:46
Food and fuel shortages as death toll mounts in Bolivia

Food and fuel shortages as death toll mounts in Bolivia

Bolivian officials have flown basic provisions into the capital, La Paz, amid reports of food and fuel shortages.

2019-11-18 15:47:41
10 shot, 4 killed at backyard party in California

10 shot, 4 killed at backyard party in California

At least 10 people were shot and four of them were killed at a football watch party in Fresno, California, Sunday night, police said.

2019-11-18 13:33:41
Police surround Hong Kong campus after violence

Police surround Hong Kong campus after violence

Police are surrounding a Hong Kong university campus after a fiery overnight stand-off with hundreds of protesters inside.

2019-11-18 13:22:39
Hong Kong police officer wounded in leg by arrow

Hong Kong police officer wounded in leg by arrow

A Hong Kong police officer has been wounded in the leg with an arrow as security forces and anti-government protesters engaged in renewed clashes.

2019-11-17 21:01:01
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind to file review petition against Ayodhya case

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind to file review petition against Ayodhya case

The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind will file a review petition challenging the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict as it is "not based on evidence and logic", the prominent Muslim organisation's chief Maulana Arshad Madani said on Sunday.

2019-11-17 18:59:45
Democrat wins governor election in Louisiana

Democrat wins governor election in Louisiana

Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards has secured a second term as Louisiana governor after a tightly fought election race.

2019-11-17 15:11:31
UN rights chief warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control'

UN rights chief warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control'

The UN rights chief voiced alarm Saturday at the deadly crisis in Bolivia, warning that excessive force by police was "an extremely dangerous development" and could see the situation could spin out of control.

2019-11-17 13:31:40
Hong Kong sees fresh university clashes

Hong Kong sees fresh university clashes

Fresh violence erupted around a besieged Hong Kong university campus on Sunday morning, as protesters braced for a possible final police push to clear them after fiery clashes overnight.

2019-11-17 13:26:48
Sri Lanka election: Ex-defence chief Rajapaksa set to win

Sri Lanka election: Ex-defence chief Rajapaksa set to win

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief looks set to win the country's presidential election.

2019-11-17 12:18:07