A proposed love marriage between an Australian man and his Chinese fiancee is stuck over a hefty dowry demanded by the girl's parents as 'bride price', a custom in several countries.
December 20, 2014 9:35pm
Swedish police say two car bombs have shattered dozens of windows in a multiethnic district of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city.
December 20, 2014 9:11pm
Four Afghans held for over a decade at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home to Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a slow-moving push by the Obama administration to close the facility.
December 20, 2014 9:06pm
North Korea said US accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.
December 20, 2014 5:22pm
Reflecting on the significant progress made by the country this year and in the nearly six years since he took office, US President Barack Obama on Saturday said that America's resurgence is real.
December 20, 2014 4:53pm
Egypt is to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza tomorrow for the second time in two months to allow those stranded in Egypt to enter the Palestinian territory, officials said.
December 20, 2014 4:45pm
At least six Taliban militants were killed on Saturday when a US drone targeted their hideout in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region, officials said.
December 20, 2014 1:47pm
The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006.
December 20, 2014 12:55pm
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections.
December 20, 2014 12:48pm
Andrew Steele, 15, chose a drone as a Christmas present. And he's not alone. Thousands of drone fans — young and old — turned out at a recent show in Los Angeles.
December 20, 2014 12:37pm
Australian police said on Saturday they had arrested the mother of most of eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns, as vigils were held to mourn the tragedy.
December 20, 2014 10:31am
President Barack Obama declared on Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the US would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal.
December 20, 2014 10:20am
Iraqi Kurds claimed on Thursday to have broken a siege on a mountain where Yazidi civilians and fighters have long been trapped as the US said air strikes killed several ISIS leaders in recent weeks.
December 20, 2014 4:19am
A US visit by Cuban President Raul Castro is a possibility, the White House said on Thursday, a day after he and US President Barack Obama announced a historic bilateral rapprochement.
December 20, 2014 4:10am
US President Barack Obama on Friday warned North Korea it would face retaliation over a cyber attack on Sony Pictures and pledged not to bow to dictators, as an envoy for Pyongyang denied involvement.
December 20, 2014 1:16am
One of Belgium's seven nuclear reactors came back on line on Friday, four and a half months after a mysterious sabotage caused its closure, the plant's operator Electrabel said on Friday.
December 19, 2014 9:52pm
An Argentine court has sentenced four former military officers to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.
December 19, 2014 9:33pm
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday signed into law a controversial anti-terror bill that sparked brawls in parliament and charges that it violated basic freedoms.
December 19, 2014 9:28pm