Another 2,100-plus migrants rescued in Med: Italian coastguard

Another 2,100-plus migrants rescued in Med: Italian coastguard

Rome (AFP) - The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue on Sunday of more than 2,150 migrants as they sailed across the Mediterranean on rickety boats, bringing the number of people rescued this weekend to 5,800.The bodies of eight migrants were found on board two of the rescued vesse



Why Baltimore's star prosecutor will have a hard time convicting the 6 charged cops

Why Baltimore's star prosecutor will have a hard time convicting the 6 charged cops

Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn Mosby filed charges against six members of the city's police department Friday in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, a case that experts say is both rare and difficult to prove. "I can't think of any situation like this where six officers get indicted where

Finland dropped 6 depth charges on a suspected Russian submarine but says it doesn't want to 'create...

Finland dropped 6 depth charges on a suspected Russian submarine but says it doesn't want to 'create...

The Finnish government is refusing to confirm whether it believes that a submarine — presumably from Russia — entered its territorial waters because it's worried about a repeat of the "farce" that Swedish authorities got themselves into after submarine sightings there last October. Commodore Ola

Aussie visas to the highest bidders

Aussie visas to the highest bidders

THE Abbott Government is considering a radical overhaul to the immigration system that would allow the richest foreigners to buy their way into Australia.

Budget will be a 'horror story'

Budget will be a 'horror story'

A CROSS between a Stephen King horror story and The Scream. That’s how the upcoming federal Budget has been described.

Aussies rally behind Carrie's campaign

Aussies rally behind Carrie's campaign

IN A moving acceptance speech at the Logies, Carrie Bickmore urged people to wear a beanie today to raise awareness for brain cancer. And the nation has responded.

The questions the AFP must answer

The questions the AFP must answer

WHY did the AFP tip off Indonesian police about the Bali Nine, exposing them to the death penalty? It’s one of many questions the agency might finally answer today.

Wait Begins for Naming of Baby Princess

Wait Begins for Naming of Baby Princess

Britain's newborn princess spent her first night at home in Kensington Palace, but the guessing game continues over what her name will be. It's possible she will be named Sunday by her parents, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, but there's no fixed timetable for the announcemen

Burundi Journalists Protest Closing of Radio Station

Burundi Journalists Protest Closing of Radio Station

Dozens of Burundian journalists gathered in the capital, Bujumbura, calling for the government to give the media space to operate freely, the call coming days after the government shut down privately owned radio and blocked some social media sites.   Burundian journalists marked World Press Fr

Saudi-led Coalition Lands Special Forces in Yemen

Saudi-led Coalition Lands Special Forces in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition battling Shi'ite Houthi insurgents in Yemen landed several dozen special forces in Aden Sunday, its first ground deployment in the battle for control of the Arab world's poorest country. The coalition denied that a major ground offensive is under way, but the special for

Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis Rally Against Racism

Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis Rally Against Racism

Several thousand people, mostly from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority, protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and scuffling with police on horseback into the night. The demonstration came days after a rally in Jerusalem Thursday turn

Monster Hunter Ultimate 4 Will Add Free Metroid DLC

Monster Hunter Ultimate 4 Will Add Free Metroid DLC

The May DLC roll out for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate contains some serious fan-favorite goodies, including the Varia suits and arm cannon from everyone's favorite Metroid-taming bounty hunter, Samus Aran. There's also a bit of Street Fighter and Mega Man cosplay gear tossed in for gamers with a deep a

SNL Spoofs A Pirated Floyd Mayweather And Manny Pacquiao Fight In Cold Open

SNL Spoofs A Pirated Floyd Mayweather And Manny Pacquiao Fight In Cold Open

SNL airs a pirated version of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight and the distorted video is hilarious.

Man-on-the-spot Kennedy says win against Phoenix was City's best of the season

Man-on-the-spot Kennedy says win against Phoenix was City's best of the season

Josh Kennedy, after a couple of early sighters, was the man who made the crucial difference for Melbourne City in its shock elimination of Wellington Phoenix.

Logies 2015: Carrie Bickmore claims Gold Logie

Logies 2015: Carrie Bickmore claims Gold Logie

For some, the biggest race of the night is the popularity contest which crowns someone the 'most popular' personality on Australian TV.

Western Morning News published Royal baby: Prince Harry says Princess is "absolutely...

Western Morning News published Royal baby: Prince Harry says Princess is "absolutely...

Prince Harry has described the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter as "absolutely beautiful" as her doting grandparents visited the baby princess for the first time. Harry spoke movingly about his niece from Australia where he has been working with the country's armed forces and said he could

Cornwall left frustrated by rain after being poised to defeat...

Cornwall left frustrated by rain after being poised to defeat...

Cornwall and Wiltshire shared the points in their Unicorns Knock-out Trophy game after a frustrating afternoon at St Austell. Cornwall did well to bowl the visitors out for 140 and with lengthy rain delays in the afternoon became favourites as Duckworth Lewis came into play. They had reached 25 wi

Punters to splash out £1m on guessing royal baby's name

Punters to splash out £1m on guessing royal baby's name

The royal family and the Middletons seem to be gathering at Kensington Palace to meet the new princess.

O'Gorman rejects Waters' 'climate of fear' claim

O'Gorman rejects Waters' 'climate of fear' claim

Head of Amnesty Ireland and advocate for the Yes side Colm O'Gorman has rejected claims from John Waters that people had been scared into silence by the Yes campaign for marriage equality.

Motorcyclist was fundraising for charity when he had fatal crash

Motorcyclist was fundraising for charity when he had fatal crash

The man who died in a motorcycle accident in Co Clare today was fundraising for an Irish charity when he was involved in the fatal collision.

Arsenal doesn't need more players: Wenger

Arsenal doesn't need more players: Wenger

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has used his new role as a pundit for Sky Sports to lay into his old club but Manager Arsene Wenger says he's wrong.

GM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200

GM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200

General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car.

Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad

Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad

For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies.

VIDEO: Families arrive to meet new princess

VIDEO: Families arrive to meet new princess

Members of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's families visit Kensington Palace to meet the couple's new daughter.

Hughes named manager of the season

Hughes named manager of the season

John Hughes wins PFA Scotland manager of the year after guiding Inverness to currently third and the Scottish Cup final.

McIlroy edges into Match Play semis

Rory McIlroy wins the first sudden-death hole on the resumption of his World Match Play last-eight tie against Paul Casey.

Political props - a chequered history

As Ed Miliband unveils his latest tool to win over voters - a giant stone engraved with Labour pledges - BBC News remembers other political props.

VIDEO: Scottish leaders clash in angry debate

Scotland's party leaders clash angrily in their final televised debate before the general election.

VIDEO: Parties' positions on Europe explained

The position of the parties on Europe are set to be key both in the run-up to the election and in any possible coalition negotiations afterwards.

'Mayweather simply held all the aces'

Floyd Mayweather's fuss-free victory over Manny Pacquiao marked a one-sided conclusion to a wild week in Las Vegas.

Trio in Nepal quake arrive home

Three Wrexham backpackers left stranded in Nepal following the earthquake have returned home, according to the sister of one of the men.

Two people die in aircraft crash

Two people die after a light aircraft crashes near the Perthshire village of Abernyte, Police Scotland say.

VIDEO: Drone films Nepal quake destruction

Aerial footage filmed by a drone shows the devastation caused in the Sindhupalchok district, near the epicentre of the earthquake in Nepal.

VIDEO: Shells rip through homes in Ukraine

Heavy shelling took place overnight in Donetsk. One Ukrainian soldier and two civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours.

Chelsea 1-0 Crystal Palace

Chelsea secure their fourth Premier League title as Eden Hazard's first-half penalty rebound defeats Crystal Palace.

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn split

Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods and his skiing champion girlfriend Lindsey Vonn have split up, they have announced.

Ethiopian Jews protest in Tel Aviv

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews protest against police brutality and racism in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, leading to violent clashes.