The West

World

  1. France, US back sanctions against S.Sudan

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - France and the United States called for the UN Security Council to consider sanctions against South Sudan over spiraling violence in the country's civil war, diplomats said.

  2. Rio ramps up security after deadly unrest

    Rio ramps up security after deadly unrest

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup, authorities beefed up security in Rio de Janeiro after a violent clash between residents and police in a slum near the tourist haven of Copacabana beach.

  3. Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370

    Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370

    Perth (Australia) (AFP) - The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

  4. Gallipoli protest sparks security overhaul

    Gallipoli protest sparks security overhaul

    A lone protester disrupted the dawn service in 2013, but it may have been a blessing in disguise as it's led to an overhaul of security at Gallipoli.

  5. France service personal for Anzac bugler

    France service personal for Anzac bugler

    Ashley Thomson will perform the Last Post at the Villers-Bretonneux dawn service, almost a century after his grandfather fought at nearby Pozieres.

  6. Camilla's brother dies in New York

    Camilla's brother dies in New York

    The Duchess of Cornwall's brother has died after suffering a serious head injury in a fall outside an after-party for a charity event in New York.

  7. Globe to do worldwide Hamlet tour

    Globe to do worldwide Hamlet tour

    Shakespeare's Globe theatre is setting out to test the Bard's maxim that "all the world's a stage" by taking Hamlet to every country on Earth.

  8. Debris found on Australian beach not from MH370

    Debris found on Australian beach not from MH370

    Perth (Australia) (AFP) - The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

  9. Retailers 'failing victims' a year after Bangladesh disaster

    Retailers 'failing victims' a year after Bangladesh disaster

    Dhaka (AFP) - Western fashion brands faced pressure Thursday to honour promises to care for Bangladesh's victims of the world's worst garment factory accident, ahead of protests on the one-year anniversary of the disaster that cost 1,138 lives.

  10. New Zealand hikes interest rates again

    New Zealand hikes interest rates again

    Wellington (AFP) - New Zealand's central bank lifted interest rates for the second time in as many months on Thursday, saying it was necessary to contain inflation as an economic recovery gained momentum.

  11. Aussies in Gallipoli will return in 2015

    Some Australians who secured a ticket to the Gallipoli commemorations in 2015 are visiting this year too because they didn't know if they'd make the cut.

Sydney

23.7°

14 - 29°

Latest