The West

World

Karkamis (Turkey) (AFP) - Turkey's army backed by international coalition air strikes on Wednesday launched an operation involving fighter jets and tanks to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key …

Amatrice (Italy) (AFP) - A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens more injured or unaccounted for.

Police have found the burnt remains of the clothing that Australian mum Sara Connor and David Taylor wore during the alleged killing of a Bali cop, they say.

Pattani (Thailand) (AFP) - A car bomb exploded in a nightlife district in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30, in a nation already on edge after a bombing spree that targeted …

Ankara (Turkey) (AFP) - US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for critical talks with its leadership as Ankara launched a military operation to drive Islamic State jihadists out …

Tokyo (AFP) - The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio's sometimes shaky 2016 instalment.

Manila (AFP) - President Rodrigo Duterte has said his threat to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations for criticising his deadly crime war was just a "joke", while attempting a light-hearted …

Sydney (AFP) - French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile which use the boats, The Australian newspaper …

Hanoi (AFP) - A new group of critically endangered primates has been spotted in Vietnam, raising hopes the rare creatures may not be wiped out in the next decade as scientists had feared.

Purchases of new homes in the US in July have gone up at the fastest pace in nearly nine years.

World News videos

Follow Us

More from The West