Manila (AFP) - A huge fire that swept through a crowded Manila shanty town has razed more than 800 homes, leaving thousands homeless after they were forced to flee for their lives from the towering …

Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Australia will not be playing two spinners in this week's first-ever day-night Test against New Zealand and have released Steve O'Keefe from the squad, skipper Steve …

Seoul (AFP) - North and South Korean officials sat down Thursday for rare talks aimed at paving the way for a sustainable high-level dialogue that has constantly eluded the two rivals.

Negotiators from North and South Korea are due to hold talks, marking a thawing in bilateral ties.

Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Hundreds of firefighters battled a devastating "Armageddon-like" blaze for a second day in Australia on Thursday that has left two dead and at least 13 in hospital, with …

Kabul (AFP) - A deadly air strike on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital was "caused primarily by human error", the US commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday, prompting a strong rebuke from the …

BHP Billiton and the co-owner of the mine dam in Brazil that burst have rejected a UN agency's claim the mud flowing down a river is toxic.

Chicago (AFP) - President Barack Obama said he was "deeply disturbed" by video of a white Chicago policeman shooting dead a black teenager, in the latest such incident to roil the United States.

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