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Ebola victim on the run in Sierra Leone capital

Umaru Fofana Sierra Leone officials are appealing for help to trace a woman with Ebola after her family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital.

Labor calls for recognition of a Palestinian state

Bob Carr gives press conference about his to be released book, from
his Sydney office, 10 April 2014. Photo David Porter


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Kirsty Needham NSW Labor's state conference has passed a motion calling for a Labor government to recognise a Palestinian state and deploring the tragic conflict in Gaza and the death of civilians.

US embassy in Libya evacuated, Americans told to leave

US ambassador in Libya, Chris Stevens, was among four Americans killed in a bomb attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. 2012.

Donna Abu-Nasr and Sangwon Yoon The US State Department evacuated its embassy in Libya and recommended all American citizens leave the country following clashes between militias near its offices in Tripoli.

'Humanitarian' ceasefire agreed in Gaza

 Smoke billows from a building hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Friday.

Ruth Pollard In Jerusalem A 12-hour ceasefire is under way in Gaza, following failed efforts to negotiate a week-long "humanitarian pause" in Israel’s 19-day long military offensive in Gaza that has claimed at...

Egyptian military raids human rights organisations

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Mohannad Sabry, Jonathan Landay CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have raided the offices of 17 domestic and international human rights and democracy organisations, in a sharp intensification of the military's crackdown that recalled the...

Hitting terrorist organisations in the wallet

Louise Hall NITSANA DARSHAN-LEITNER has dedicated her life to fighting terrorism her way: using courts around the world to bankrupt terrorist organisations and disrupt the flow of funds from rogue states.

Gaza conflict: Israel rejects John Kerry's proposed ceasefire as citizens rally behind troops

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected John Kerry's proposed seven-day ceasefire but will pause military operations against Hamas for 12 hours.

Crispian Balmer When 20-year-old Israeli soldier Daniel Pomerantz died in a Hamas ambush in the Gaza Strip, his small village near Tel Aviv decided they finally needed a cemetery to bury their dead.

MH17: Ukraine parliament stalls mission for international police taskforce to secure crash site

Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (right) shows the way to his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop during their visit to Kharkiv airport.

Nick Miller The chaotic state of Ukraine’s politics has stalled the mission to send an international police taskforce to secure the MH17 crash site.

Air Algerie plane wreckage found, 116 people feared dead

Adam Nossiter and Nicola Clark An Air Algérie jetliner with 116 people on board crashed early Thursday in a remote area of Mali near the borders with Burkina Faso and Niger, officials said.

Germany to spy on Britain and US

Justin Huggler Germany has ordered surveillance to begin of British and United States intelligence gathering on its soil for the first time since 1945, according to reports.

African megacities look to cable cars as traffic solution to relieve congested streets

An engineer on the rooftop of a cable car station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. African cities are looking to install similar systems to help relieve congested roads.

Mike Pflanz Cable cars could soon be strung above some of Africa's most chaotic and traffic-clogged cities, taking thousands of commuters to work in just a fraction of the time they do now.

Ukraine PM quits, complicating MH17 probe

Dario Thurburn and Hui Min Neo DONETSK, Ukraine

MH17 conspiracy theories run riot in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Helen Womack News, like nature, abhors a vacuum and in the absence of much public comment from President Vladimir Putin, the Russian media churned out its default-setting anti-Ukrainian propaganda, while bloggers...

2014 could be worst year for plane crash deaths in almost a decade

Part of the wreckage of  MH17 at the crash site.

Lucy Cormack The crash of an Algerian passenger plane is the third fatal airline incident in a week, meaning 2014 could be the worst year for aircrash passenger fatalities in almost a decade.

'Scum' tweet amid Israel-Gaza conflict costs journalist her post

Israelis sit on a sofa on a hill at the Israeli town of Sderot, overlooking the Gaza Strip, as they watch smoke rising following Israeli strikes on Gaza.

Paul Farhi Among its many virtues and drawbacks, social media may be one of the most effective tools ever invented to assist journalists in harming their careers.

Israel bans radio ad listing dead children's names

A Palestinian child, wounded in the Israeli strike on a UN school in Gaza.

Ruth Pollard It is the radio advertisement Israeli authorities do not want their citizens to hear. In a quiet voice, a woman reads the names and ages of just a few of the more than 190 Palestinian children killed...

Bomb explosions in Nigeria's Kaduna kill at least 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted

Earlier Boko Haram attack ... Red Cross personnel search for remains at the site of twin bomb explosions in Jos, Nigeria, which killed 100 on May 21.

Garba Muhammed At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna targeting opposition leader and former president Muhammadu Buhari at a busy market and a moderate...

UN launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza after 650 deaths

Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Eviatar Manor, listens to a statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva.

Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Israel faces increasing pressure to halt Gaza war

US Secretary of State John Kerry with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jodi Rudoren Israel faced new political and economic pressures Wednesday to negotiate a halt to the Gaza war, with its rising toll of death and destruction, as ceasefire talks ground forward and airlines extended...

UN investigates Israel, Hamas for war crimes

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

Nick Cumming-Bruce The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to establish a war crimes inquiry into the Gaza conflict at a special session in which the top human rights official, Navi Pillay, said Israel and...