US says need to save lives as Asia migrant crisis talks begin

US says need to save lives as Asia migrant crisis talks begin

BANGKOK: The United States said on Friday that thousands of vulnerable migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as Myanmar told a regional meeting on the crisis that it was not to blame. More than 3,000 migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar have landed in Indonesia and Malaysia s



Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair Reunite at 'Cruel Intentions' Musical

Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair Reunite at 'Cruel Intentions' Musical

Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair, stars of ’90s teen seduction tale “Cruel Intentions,” reunited Thursday in Los Angeles at Rockwell Table & Stage’s “The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions.” Roger Kumble’s 1999 pic

United States welcomed as liberators by soccer fans around the world

United States welcomed as liberators by soccer fans around the world

Call it "spreading democracy," call it a liberation, call it a toppling of dictators, call it whatever the heck you want. America just saved football -- which the whole world can now start calling "soccer," thank you very much.Football fans around the world rejoiced on Wednesday after a US-led coali

Colchester murders: Teenage boy arrested at same river path where student was knifed to death

Colchester murders: Teenage boy arrested at same river path where student was knifed to death

The 16-year-old was initially arrested on suspicion of an offensive weapon before he was further held on suspicion of murder

FIFA election LIVE: Will Sepp Blatter beat Prince Ali despite corruption crisis engulfing football?

FIFA election LIVE: Will Sepp Blatter beat Prince Ali despite corruption crisis engulfing football?

The Swiss has faced calls to resign after officials were arrested on Wednesday, but the could win a fifth term in office today, despite opposition from UEFA - follow the latest developments here

Woman stabbed with fork for 'taking the last rib,' police say

Woman stabbed with fork for 'taking the last rib,' police say

An Indiana woman was arrested Sunday night after stabbing another woman in the eye with a fork in a fight over the last rib at a barbecue.

US survillance reportedly shows Chinese artillery on artificial islands

US survillance reportedly shows Chinese artillery on artificial islands

U.S. surveillance images reportedly show that China has positioned weaponry on at least one of the artificial islands it is developing in the South China Sea, apparently confirming suspicions that Beijing has been building up the area for military use.

Suu Kyi sidesteps Rohingya migrant crisis for political pragmatism

Suu Kyi sidesteps Rohingya migrant crisis for political pragmatism

Yangon (AFP) - Aung San Suu Kyi was once an unassailable champion of Myanmar's powerless. But the opposition leader's refusal to speak up for a persecuted Muslim minority at the heart of a migrant crisis has cast doubt over her moral force -- and even earned a gentle rebuke from fellow Nobel laureat

Buhari to be sworn in as Nigeria president after historic win

Buhari to be sworn in as Nigeria president after historic win

Abuja (AFP) - Muhammadu Buhari becomes Nigeria's new head of state on Friday, in an unprecedented ceremony after he won the first opposition victory over a sitting president in the nation's history.The 72-year-old takes charge of Africa's most populous nation, which is facing crises on several front

China's explosive stock market looks more and more like a bubble — while international cash surges...

China's explosive stock market looks more and more like a bubble — while international cash surges...

Foreign cash is streaming into China's stocks even as the market shows signs of extreme volatility — while analysts pile on to warn that Shanghai equities are in a bubble. Here's the Financial Times on Friday morning, citing data from fund flow-watchers EPFR: China equity funds took in $4.6bn from

Budget gyms are flipping the fitness market on its head — and destroying upmarket gyms in the proc...

Budget gyms are flipping the fitness market on its head — and destroying upmarket gyms in the proc...

Pure Gym just bought LA Fitness. That might seem like a normal industry acquisition but there's something more interesting going on here. Upmarket and mid-market gyms like LA Fitness are being destroyed by budget rivals. In the same way that budget airlines revolutionised air travel 20 years ag

Live: Blatter confronts FIFA 'storm'

Live: Blatter confronts FIFA 'storm'

SEPP Blatter has addressed the FIFA Congress ahead of a vote on the presidency of football’s governing body. Blatter is under attack over the FIFA corruption scandal.

Shark tale turned on its head

Shark tale turned on its head

PRIMITIVE throwbacks to before the dinosaurs? It seems sharks have been defamed. A fossil discovery in Western Australia reveals the predator to be much more evolved than we think.

Strike changes: What do they mean?

Strike changes: What do they mean?

The new Conservative government is set to detail 'significant changes' to the way unions can call a strike in the Queen's Speech. The BBC's John Moylan looks at what the changes mean.

Cyclist dies after lorry crash

Cyclist dies after lorry crash

A woman dies after her bicycle is involved in a collision with a lorry in London - the sixth cyclist to be killed on the capital's roads this year.

FIFA votes on Blatter presidency amid corruption scandal

FIFA votes on Blatter presidency amid corruption scandal

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter headed into a re-election vote Friday adamant that only he can clean up football's corruption-tainted headquarters, to the dismay of many as calls mounted to support his rival Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan.

WMNAGreenwood published David Cameron to hold EU talks with Angela Merkel

WMNAGreenwood published David Cameron to hold EU talks with Angela Merkel

David Cameron is to hold crucial talks with Angela Merkel after warning that Britain's current arrangements with the EU are "not good enough". The Prime Minister will round off a two-day tour of European capitals in Berlin, where he will seek backing from the powerful German Chancellor. Mrs Merkel

WMNAGreenwood published Murder victim last seen alive in Cornwall

WMNAGreenwood published Murder victim last seen alive in Cornwall

A man found murdered at a house in Dorset was last seen alive in Cornwall, it has emerged. A murder investigation, led by detectives from Dorset Police's Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), was launched after the discovery of the body in Dorchester. The man has been formally identified as E

WNBL to move to best-of-three grand finals

WNBL to move to best-of-three grand finals

The Women's National Basketball League will adopt a best-of-three games finals series from next season.

Eade stumped by Suns injury crisis

Eade stumped by Suns injury crisis

Rodney Eade has never seen an injury crisis like the one plaguing the Gold Coast Suns, but says they can't afford to dwell on it this week of all weeks.

Calls for WW2 sinking commemoration

Calls for WW2 sinking commemoration

Campaigners are calling on the government to do more to commemorate the sinking of the troopship Lancastria, one of the worst maritime disasters of World War Two.

Boy arrested over two knife murders

Boy arrested over two knife murders

A 16-year-old boy is arrested over the murders of a man and a Saudi woman who were repeatedly stabbed in separate attacks in Colchester.

US ex-speaker charged over payments

US ex-speaker charged over payments

Former US House of Representatives speaker Dennis Hastert faces charges of lying to the FBI over secret payments to cover up "prior misconduct".

Buhari to assume Nigeria presidency

Buhari to assume Nigeria presidency

The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, is to be sworn in as leader of Africa's most populous country.

Embattled Fifa votes on presidency

Embattled Fifa votes on presidency

Fifa is set to vote for a new president amid a corruption scandal, with Sepp Blatter seeking a fifth term but challenged by Jordan's Prince Ali.

Chile's students and police clash over education reform

Anti-riot police in Santiago, Chile, have again clashed with thousands of students after an unauthorised peaceful march degenerated. The students were protesting that education reforms don’t go far enough, and against crackdowns on recent demonstrations. This time they massed outside the education

Read the full LNP election report

LNP stalwart Rob Borbidge has delivered a scathing review of the party’s performance at the January state election, outlining five major problems. READ THE FULL REPORT

Man arrested for Melbourne shooting

POLICE have arrested a man following a shooting in Melbourne on Friday that allegedly left a woman with a gunshot wound and facial injuries.

Priest used confession to admit abuse

THE chair of the child abuse royal commission has revealed at least one priest reconciled his offending after confessing to his confessor.

Sepp Blatter expected to be reelected as FIFA president despite corruption scandal

Sepp Blatter appears relaxed about his reelection as FIFA president, even as world soccer’s governing body is engulfed in corruption charges.

Blatter said the probes launched by the United States and Switzerland this week had brought “shame and humiliation” on the game. But he has

Panic Room: Blues could lose one more

ANOTHER Carlton midfielder could pull out of tonight’s clash against Sydney as a key Bomber battles a bout of gastro. Late selection and SuperCoach mail.

US prophet subway cartoon is blocked

Transport officials in Washington DC block plans by a free speech group to display a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the subway.

Clark lauds Site C dam, Petronas as accomplishments during session of legislature

The B.C. legislature adjourned Thursday after passing a balanced budget and debating, amending and adopting at least two dozen laws, including liquor, worker and education legislation.

A look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president balloting

A look at the regions and the voting blocs in Friday's balloting between Sepp Blatter and Jordan's Prince Ali bin Hussein

Volcano erupts in southern Japan; islanders ordered to evacuate

Tokyo (dpa) – A volcano on a southern Japanese island erupted Friday morning with authorities issuing an evacuation order for islanders.The 9:59 am (0059 GMT) eruption on Kuchinoerabu Island off Kagoshima Prefecture caused a pyroclastic flow to...

Response by pipe operator in California oil spill faces scrutiny

What was done that day to detect and stop the spill and protect some of the most fabled coastline in California has come under scrutiny, as officials continue cleaning up the mess created by a leak estimated at up to 382,000 litres while trying to figure out what went wrong.

Canada will not vote for Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidential election

Canada will not vote for beleaguered incumbent Sepp Blatter in Friday's presidential vote at the FIFA Congress in Zurich.