MOSCOW (AFP) - French actor and newly-minted Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu on Saturday compared President Vladimir Putin to the late Pope John Paul II and said the ex-KGB agent is what Russia needs as a leader.22 minutes ago
Gunmen slaughtered a Baghdad family in the latest bloodshed of an escalating sectarian conflict in Iraq.52 minutes ago
RIYADH (AFP) - A new case of the deadly coronavirus has been detected in Saudi Arabia where 15 people have already died after contracting it, the health ministry announced on Saturday on its Internet website.58 minutes ago
TOKYO (AFP) - An aide to the Japanese premier returned home from a controversial trip to North Korea on Saturday, reportedly saying he had demanded Pyongyang's act swiftly on its kidnapping of Japanese nationals.1 hour, 1 minutes ago
The Fiji government has taken delivery of another Airbus.1 hour, 11 minutes ago
New Zealand and Australian police are joining forces in an operation that aims to crack down on heavy vehicles operating unsafely.1 hour, 37 minutes ago
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande has signed into law a bill allowing same-sex marriage, making France the 14th country to legalize gay weddings.
France's official jo...
LONDON (AFP) - British detectives said they had identified a number of "people of interest" in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, who went missing on holiday in Portugal in 2007.May 18, 2013, 8:05 pm
MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines Saturday rejected Taiwan's allegations that Filipino coastguards had intentionally murdered a Taiwanese fisherman whose death has triggered a major diplomatic spat.May 18, 2013, 7:59 pm
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea on Saturday launched three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, apparently as part of a military drill, South Korea's defence ministry said.May 18, 2013, 7:54 pm
CANNES, France (AFP) - Jewellery worth $1.May 18, 2013, 7:28 pm
MEXICO CITY (AFP) - When Malcolm X's grandson was beaten to death in a seedy Mexico City bar last week his name joined the hundreds of US citizens who have been murdered in this country in recent years.May 18, 2013, 7:08 pm
JAKARTA (AFP) - A British woman could face the death penalty in Indonesia after being arrested for allegedly smuggling crystal methamphetamine into the country from China, an official said on Saturday.May 18, 2013, 5:58 pm
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Europe's top trade official for the first time late on Friday officially cited Chinese mobile telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE Cor...
CAIRO (AFP) - Demonstrators calling for Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to resign and demanding early elections clashed with riot police in Cairo.May 18, 2013, 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (AFP) - A rush-hour collision between two commuter trains in a suburb north of New York City Friday injured 60 passengers, five of them seriously.May 18, 2013, 4:37 pm
TOKYO (AFP) - Yahoo Japan Corp. has said it suspects up to 22 million user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its Yahoo! Japan portal.May 18, 2013, 4:20 pm
SHANGHAI (AFP) - British long jump hero Greg Rutherford said he's facing his "biggest challenge" since taking London Olympics gold when he goes up against his two predecessors at Shanghai's Diamond League meet.May 18, 2013, 3:55 pm
By Xiaoyi Shao and Michael Martina
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's housing inflation accelerated to its fastest pace in April in two years, driven by a jump in prices in Beijing and Shangha...
BAQUBA, Iraq (AFP) - Bombs targeting Sunnis, including two near a mosque and one at a funeral procession, killed 67 people in Iraq, officials said, after dozens died in two days of attacks on Shiites.May 18, 2013, 3:18 pm
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