Making overweight and obese people feel bad about their size does not encourage them to shed excess kilograms, researchers found.
Simon Denyer President Xi Jinping says the long-term stability of Xinjiang is vital to the country's unity and security, but to the Uighur people it's looking rather one-sided.
Ruth Pollard As militants closed in around the Kurdish capital last month, prompting panicked families to flee and exposing just how stretched the region's Peshmerga forces were, it was clear the dream of an...
Patricia Zengerle and David Lawder The US Senate has approved President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and...
A man has shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren in the small north Florida town of Bell, in what authorities have called a murder-suicide, according to media reports.
Tom Perry Kurdish fighters issue call to arms and plea for world's help as Islamic State advances on key crossing between Syria and Turkey.
Nick O’Malley Terrorist sympathisers in Australia were foiled plotting "an extravaganza of brutality" the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has told Congress as he gave testimony in support of the President's...
Paul McGeough Washington has been "communicating" with its arch-enemy Tehran, but so far its advances have been spurned.
Abby Phillip It's undoubtedly an epidemic of global proportions, but some are calling Ebola the 'Kardashian of diseases'.
Javiera Quiroga A bomb attack in a metro station in the Chilean capital, Santiago, injured at least seven people, said government spokesman Alvaro Elizalde.
Rupam Jain Nair Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in...
Dawood Amiri In his new book, Dawood Amiri, a persecuted Afghan refugee stranded in Indonesia, tells how he became a people smuggler out of desperation.
Mark Molloy Pretending to be a ghost
Israeli ordnance exploded in Gaza Wednesday, killing six people including a foreign journalist, as bomb experts tried to disable a missile on the last day of a 72-hour truce.
Ferguson riots: 'It’s like a switch is flipped' during night protests after 47 people arrested: police chief
Carol D. Leonnig, Krissah Thompson and Wesley Lowery Ferguson, Missouri: As darkness fell Tuesday, police and protesters braced for a repeat of late-night confrontations 11 days after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager.
Mik Grigg and Amy Cooper From launch parties to scouting for bachelors, here is a rundown of last week's events in and around Sydney and Melbourne.
Mik Grigg & Jo Casamento From luncheons to opening nights, here's a rundown of last week's events in and around Sydney and Melbourne.
Barton Gellman, Julie Tate and Ashkan Soltani Ordinary internet users far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the NSA from US digital networks.
Michael Bachelard The victor has promised to attack corruption and cronyism, improve health, education and infrastructure, and focus on delivering services.
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.