Militants kill UN soldier in Mali's capital: security sources

Militants kill UN soldier in Mali's capital: security sources

Bamako (AFP) - Militants opened fire on two Bangladeshi United Nations peacekeepers in Mali's capital Bamako on Monday, killing one and wounding the other, security sources said."Armed men that we have not yet identified shot at two peacekeepers who were on board a UN vehicle on Monday night. One of



Qld govt won't meet Carmody conditions

Qld govt won't meet Carmody conditions

QUEENSLAND'S government says Chief Justice Tim Carmody can't set judicial policy from the bench because it could breach the separation of powers.

Deadly tornado batters US-Mexico border

Deadly tornado batters US-Mexico border

A tornado raged through the US-Mexico border on Monday, destroying homes and flinging cars into the air in one Mexican city, where at least 13 people were killed, authorities said.

Blues set to sack Malthouse

Blues set to sack Malthouse

Mick Malthouse is set to be sacked as Carlton coach on Tuesday after slamming the club's board and executive in an interview.

TV appeal in takeaway murder hunt

TV appeal in takeaway murder hunt

The murder of man shot dead outside a Tyneside takeaway where he worked is to be featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

VIDEO: Mexico tornado kills 13 in seconds

VIDEO: Mexico tornado kills 13 in seconds

A powerful tornado has swept through northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread destruction.

Kim's makeover: 'I started crying'

Kim's makeover: 'I started crying'

SHE is known for wearing body-con dresses, plunging necklines and sky-high heels. But Kim Kardashian’s style didn’t alway impress husband Kanye West.

Jony Ive anointed Apple's first ever Chief Design Officer

Jony Ive anointed Apple's first ever Chief Design Officer

There's no question that Apple's Senior Vice President of Design and great tech innovator Jonathan Ive has become the company's chief visionary since Steve Jobs' passing, bringing the Apple Watch into existence and turning Mac OS X and iOS and the beautiful user experiences they are today. Now, a pr

Siege gunman's creepy letters

Siege gunman's creepy letters

HE WROTE to the Pope and the UN Secretary-General, but the Sydney siege gunman’s birthday message to the Queen was the most shocking.

Blues have to cut rogue Mick loose

Blues have to cut rogue Mick loose

ANALYSIS: CARLTON Football Club has been left with no option but to sack coach Mick Malthouse after his appearance on SEN this morning.

WATCH: Pennsylvanian teen told to tear down tree house after complaint

WATCH: Pennsylvanian teen told to tear down tree house after complaint

After she spent two months building a treehouse for a school project, Elise Truchan is being told to tear it all down after a neighbour filed a complaint.

Family, friends come together in Winnipeg to remember Teresa Robinson

Family, friends come together in Winnipeg to remember Teresa Robinson

Family, friends and supporters gathered at Calvary Temple to remember 11-year-old Teresa Robinson on Monday night.

Cameron meets Juncker to discuss Britain's EU terms

Cameron meets Juncker to discuss Britain's EU terms

British Prime Minister David Cameron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday began renegotiating the terms of Britain's EU membership ahead of an in-out referendum.Cameron hosted a dinner for Juncker at Chequers, the...

Memorial Day is first in 14 years when US is not in major ground war

Memorial Day is first in 14 years when US is not in major ground war

US President Barack Obama said the Memorial Day observed Monday is especially meaningful because it is the first in 14 years that the US is not engaged fighting a major ground war.Obama marked the day, which is set aside as a holiday to remember members...

Quebecor cuts ties with journalist accused of inventing stories

Quebecor cuts ties with journalist accused of inventing stories

The Quebecor media group has cut ties with longtime foreign correspondent Francois Bugingo, following allegations that many of his stories were untrue

Guelph barrel discovery: Cleanup costs estimated at $300,000

Guelph barrel discovery: Cleanup costs estimated at $300,000

As work to remove chemical drums from a water main construction site in Guelph and clean up the contaminated soil left behind continues, people living in the area say they're just ready for it to be over.

Bridge in southwestern N.S. damaged by truck towing excavator

Bridge in southwestern N.S. damaged by truck towing excavator

A bridge over a busy provincial highway in southwestern Nova Scotia has been closed after it was struck by a truck towing an excavator.

'I wanted to cry': N.S. tenants concerned about inaction over racist graffiti

'I wanted to cry': N.S. tenants concerned about inaction over racist graffiti

A racist slur spray-painted on the side of a Sydney apartment building has some residents upset it stayed there so long.

Challenge for Notley cabinet is to manage expectations: analysts

Challenge for Notley cabinet is to manage expectations: analysts

Political analysts say Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's first cabinet may be small but it will have to manage big expectations.

Threats deemed not credible after several planes searched in U.S.

Threats deemed not credible after several planes searched in U.S.

Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners caused a scare involving at least five international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Jellybean Row painting in Australia sets new Guinness World Record

Jellybean Row painting in Australia sets new Guinness World Record

A group of Australian children set a new world record over the weekend, after painting an iconic Newfoundland scene — the Jellybean Row houses in St. John's.

Grandson charged in death of Richmond Hill woman

Grandson charged in death of Richmond Hill woman

A 23-year-old man is facing a murder charge in the death of his grandmother, who police say was found dead in an apartment north of Toronto over the weekend.

Russia's bizarre World Cup prison plot

Russia's bizarre World Cup prison plot

A POLITICIAN from Vladimir Putin’s party has come up with a controversial plan that would help keep World Cup construction costs down.

Tornado, floods as storms wreck havoc from Mexico to the US Great Lakes

Tornado, floods as storms wreck havoc from Mexico to the US Great Lakes

A tornado ripped through a city on the Mexico-US border on Monday, killing at least 10 people as first responders in Central Texas searched for a dozen people believed to be missing after the vacation home they were staying in was swept away in torrential flooding.

South China Sea dispute: Southeast Asia maritime build-up accelerates

South China Sea dispute: Southeast Asia maritime build-up accelerates

Southeast Asian nations are prioritising spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain.

Triple murder suspect Jed Allen found dead

The 21-year-old suspected to have murdered his sister, mother and her partner at their home has been found dead.

Embattled Assad relies on Hezbollah support

QALAMOUN MOUNTAINS, Syria/BEIRUT — When Lebanon’s Hezbollah first joined Syria’s war on the side of President Bashar Al-Assad, its role was a closely guarded secret. Today, as Hezbollah plants its flag in land won from rebels north of Damascus, its role could har

Malaysia finds 139 graves in extensive migrant 'detention' camps

  Malaysian national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar, center, speaks during a press conference a day after the government announced the discovery of camps and graves, the first such sites found in Malaysia since a regional human-trafficking crisis erupted earlier this month, near Malaysia

Under fire from opposition, Modi tries to shed anti-poor image

NEW DELHI — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi told thousands of supporters his government was devoted to the poor on Monday, directly tackling criticism he has governed for the rich and failed farmers in his first year in office. On the eve of the government&rsqu

City government has no business messing with Uber

Somehow, the folks at the Taxi & Limousine Commission got the impression they're now the Taxi, Limousine & Apps Commission. That's the only explanation for the TLC's drive to regulate,...

Spilling the truth on the fight for a $15 minimum wage

Did The New York Times just inadvertently tell us what the real goal of the raise-the-minimum-wage campaign is? A Times editorial last week cheered Los Angeles' enactment of a $15-an-hour...

Monis claimed connection to Iranian rulers

A SHOPPING centre manager and a former lawyer for Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis are among witnesses who will give evidence about him at an inquest.

A vanishing country as climate changes

You're probably heard climate change will cause stronger storms, drier droughts and possibly mass extinctions. But one of the clearest -- and far-less-talked-about -- injustices of climate change is that it threatens to disappear entire countries.

Sunset Review (PC)

Sunset is a video game created by Tale of Tales that tries to do something new with the idea of narrative in the video game space, using just one character that gamers control and actually interact with while also making an apartment a sort of medium that allows others to express themselves.

Tiny Troopers 2 Coming Soon to Windows Phone

Tiny Trooper is one of the most popular games available on Windows Phone platform. Developed by Game Troopers, the game overwhelmingly positive reviews in Windows Phone Store, which is probably one of the reasons that a sequel will soon be released. The folks over at Game Troopers have just l

Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate is calling the claims ridiculous. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-f

Why the BlackBerry Storm was the single biggest disaster in smartphone history

We’ve seen a couple of high-profile smartphone flops in recent years, including the Amazon Fire Phone and the Facebook-centric HTC First. However, neither of those phones bombed quite so spectacularly as the 2008 BlackBerry Storm, which was RIM’s first attempt at launching a genuine iPh