Bill Shorten's ambitious 45 per cent emissions reduction target has been dismissed as a "heroic offer" by Malcolm Turnbull ahead of climate talks in Paris.

Bamako (AFP) - Two UN peacekeepers from Guinea and a civilian contractor were killed Saturday in a rocket attack on a UN base in northeastern Mali claimed by the jihadist Ansar Dine group, a week …

Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine on Saturday held a day of mourning for the millions of victims of a Soviet-era famine, with President Petro Poroshenko describing it as an episode in the "war waged by Russia …

A New York Times article penned by former Australian prime minister John Howard has been raised in the US gun control debate.

Diyarbakir (Turkey) (AFP) - A leading Kurdish lawyer and rights activist was killed in a shootout in Turkey's troubled southeast on Saturday, fuelling accusations that the state was behind his murder …

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisia has identified three suspects wanted over Tuesday's suicide bombing that killed 12 presidential guards and is offering a financial reward for information leading to their arrest.

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