Christopher Ingraham What if someone had already figured out the answers to the world's most pressing policy problems, but those solutions were buried deep in a PDF, somewhere nobody will ever read them?
Tom Arup THE World Bank has warned the planet is on track to warm by 4 degrees this century, leading to more extreme heat waves, lower crop yields and increased flooding, possibly as early as 2060.
New York US President picks an expert in public health born in South Korea as his nominee.
Juliette Jowit LONDON: Record sums were invested last year in coal power - the most carbon-intensive form of energy on the planet - by the World Bank, despite international commitments to slash the carbon emissions...
Michael Bachelard Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is leaving the Indonesian presidency in a hail of criticism despite the high hopes held when he took up office.
Marc Bastian With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.
Dave Tacon Mongolia was once a land of nomads but a cache of lucrative minerals lies beneath its steppes. Dave Tacon reports on a nation in flux.
Nick O'Malley Nations big and small have condemned approaches such as those of Australia to climate change.
John Zarocostas A UN report says the number of children under five who die each year fell by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, saving 17,000 lives every day.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah will reject the results of a UN-supervised audit of the election, his spokesman says, tipping the country deeper into crisis a week before the...
Jo Chandler Sophie Mangai, a tall, wiry 60-year-old grandmother and battle-scarred women's rights advocate, leads a protest through downtown Wewak on the Papua New Guinea north coast.
Afghan president says his successor will take office on September 2, despite a slow-moving audit to eliminate fraudulent ballots.
Overwhelmed west African nations have called states of emergency as the the death toll from the Ebola epidemic neared 1000, and the World Health Organisation considered global travel restrictions to...
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.
Abby Phillip, Umaru Fofana and Clair Macdougall British Airways announced Tuesday that it has temporarily suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the West African nations afflicted with the Ebola outbreak.
Shannon Gillies East Timor's former president Jose Ramos-Horta warns that there are no short cuts to peace, to nation-building and state-building in a country that is struggling to build independence on its own...
Simon Romero Rio de Janeiro: At a meeting in Brazil on Tuesday, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa announced they were establishing a development bank to challenge the influence of...
Terry Atlas and Jonathan Allen President Barack Obama's response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over Ukraine reflects the conclusion of US officials that time, evidence and world opinion are increasingly on his side...
Nick Perry It's almost 10am, but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom's domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee.