Lebanon parliament fails to elect president

Lebanon parliament fails to elect president

Lebanon’s parliament has failed to elect a new president, in what is set to be a prolonged saga closely linked to Syria’s upcoming election in June, political analysts say. The parliamentary More...

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U.S. new home sales hint at prolonged housing weakness

U.S. new home sales hint at prolonged housing weakness

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dashing hopes for a quick turnaround for a sector that fell into a soft patch last More...

U.S. soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case granted name change

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Former U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over classified files to WikiLeaks, can exchange the name Bradley for Chelsea to reflect her More...

GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits

GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits

General Motors Co filed a motion in a U.S. court to enforce a bar on lawsuits stemming from ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights proposed class More...

Vandals deface Pope John Paul II memorial before canonization

Vandals deface Pope John Paul II memorial before canonization

Vandals daubed paint across a stone memorial commemorating the late Pope John Paul II in his home region of southern Poland on Wednesday, days before he is to be made a saint. Police More...

France to fight Syrian jihadist threat

France’s interior minister on Tuesday unveiled a raft of policies to stop its citizens joining the Syrian civil war, aiming to prevent young French Muslims becoming radicalized More...

El Salvador church leaders call for new gang truce

El Salvador church leaders call for new gang truce

Church leaders in El Salvador on Tuesday said they want to revive a fragile truce between the country’s powerful street More...

Protesters burn Maduro puppets in Venezuela

Protesters fight police, burn Maduro puppets in Venezuela

Masked youths battled police, protesters burned and hung from lamp-posts effigies of President Nicolas Maduro and More...

Lebanon parliament fails to elect president Lebanon parliament fails to elect president

Lebanon’s parliament has failed to elect a new president, in what is set to be a...

Palestinian factions to form unity government Palestinian factions to form unity government

A meeting of Palestinian leaders in Gaza has reached a milestone reconciliation pact that will see...

Iran president under fire over wife's 'lavish' party Iran president under fire over wife’s ‘lavish’ party

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, already under pressure from conservatives for his tentative opening to the West,...

Asia tensions simmer as Obama set to arrive in Tokyo

Asia tensions simmer as Obama set to arrive in Tokyo

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in a tense Asian region on Wednesday, faced with the delicate task of assuring More...

Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely

North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit..

Indian media: ‘Anti-Muslim’ remarks

Media in India are criticising a Hindu nationalist leader’s alleged “anti-Muslim” remarks in the middle of the ongoing general elections. Praveen..

Australia PM Abbott at Our Lady of Lebanon church

Australia PM Abbott at Our Lady of Lebanon church, Harris Park

Sydney’s religious leaders have used the metaphor of resurrection in their Good Friday messages to promote More...

Australian premier’s resignation a sign of less, not more, corruption

There are few countries where it is considered a good thing when a powerful state premier resigns for misleading a corruption..

Second airport approved for Sydney, Australia

Australia has approved a second airport for Sydney, in the government’s latest move to improve the infrastructure in the country’s biggest..

Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison Jodie Foster married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. The two-time Oscar winner, 51,..

Indonesia’s transgender Islamic school reopens

Indonesia's transgender Islamic school Pesantren Waria, an Islamic transgender boarding school has been reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java,..
More than 100 passengers sick on cruise off California

More than 100 passengers sick on cruise off California

A cruise ship with more than 100 passengers and crew suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by Norovirus, have arrived in..
AOL chief communications officer leaves after one year

AOL chief communications officer leaves after one year

AOL head of communications Peter Land left the company on Tuesday after a year working there, marking the latest public relations..
Mother's low vitamin D linked to toddler's risk of cavities

Mother’s low vitamin D linked to toddler’s risk of cavities

Women’s low vitamin D levels during pregnancy are linked to a higher risk of cavities in the teeth of their toddlers,..
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