DAMASCUS (AFP) - Elite Hezbollah fighters poured across the border from Lebanon into Syria on Tuesday, a watchdog and others said, bolstering Syrian regime forces battling to retake the key rebel stronghold of Qusayr.14 minutes ago
A man will undergo surgery for non-life-threatening injuries after being shot at a park in Sydney's south.16 minutes ago
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Thai qualifiers Buriram United held off Uzbek giants Bunyodkor to reach the AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday as FC Seoul beat nine-man Beijing Guoan 3-1.17 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Sony Corp is considering evaluating a proposal from top shareholder Third Point LLC to spin off part of its movie and music business, Japanese daily Nikkei reported.
By Leila Lemghalef
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The next head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, agreed on Tuesday with current Governor Mervyn King that the Bank could not be run as a one-ma...
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Apple chief Tim Cook faced a grilling Tuesday by US lawmakers on "sham" subsidiaries and "convoluted" strategies to shift profits offshore, but denied the company uses "gimmicks" to cut taxes.31 minutes ago
REDMOND, Washington (AFP) - Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its eagerly awaited new generation Xbox One videogame console, touting it as a home entertainment hub that goes far beyond games.34 minutes ago
By Paul Carrel and Eva Kuehnen
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A top U.S. Federal Reserve official urged the European Central Bank on Tuesday to consider employing a U.S.-style quantitative easin...
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - The Vatican on Tuesday denied that Pope Francis had performed an exorcism after an Italian religious television channel said footage of the pontiff blessing a boy in a wheelchair showed he had.52 minutes ago
(Reuters) - British fashion retailer Primark said on Tuesday it would provide short-term financial assistance to all victims and families affected by the collapse of Rana Plaza last month in Banglades...52 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Ladbrokes said as many as 100 employees at its headquarters in Harrow could lose their jobs as Britain's second-largest bookmaker transfers a number of roles to its operation in Israel, se...1 hour, 6 minutes ago
GUATEMALA CITY (AFP) - Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt will go back on trial after the nation's highest court threw out his genocide and war crimes conviction in the latest twist in complex proceedings.1 hour, 12 minutes ago
A monstrous tornado as much as two kilometres wide has roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighbourhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on a primary school.1 hour, 21 minutes ago
MOORE, Oklahoma (AFP) - Rescue teams combed through a blasted moonscape that had been an American suburb Tuesday after a monstrous tornado tore through the outskirts of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people.1 hour, 21 minutes ago
By Stefano Rebaudo and Alberto Sisto
MILAN/ROME (Reuters) - Telecom Italia is mulling spinning off its mobile unit along with its fixed-line network from the rest of the company to brin...
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia on Tuesday said that a top Islamist rebel, deputy to the country's most wanted militant Doku Umarov, was killed in an operation in the North Caucasus region, where Moscow is fighting a bloody insurgency.1 hour, 29 minutes ago
PARIS (Reuters) - France Telecom plans to invest between 30 and 50 million euros ($64 million) in its video-sharing website Dailymotion and begin a fresh search for a partner in the autumn, its chief ...1 hour, 38 minutes ago
TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran's moderate ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and a former government official Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie have been barred from contesting the June 14 presidential election, the interior ministry said Tuesday.1 hour, 42 minutes ago
By Ethan Bilby
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is willing to deepen trade ties with China but wants to see concessions from Beijing first, documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday s...
HONG KONG (AFP) - The Chapman brothers presented their latest epic installation featuring thousands of little figures in violent conflict Tuesday at the sidelines of Art Basel in Hong Kong, but dismissed the renowned fair as a "shop".1 hour, 51 minutes ago
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