16-year-old US stowaway survives five-hour flight to Hawaii

An FBI agent says a 16-year-old US boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii has no memory of the trip and is lucky to be alive.

Ukraine crisis: New evidence links masked separatists to Russia

An armed man in military fatigues stands guard next to the flag of the

Andrew Higgins, Michael R. Gordon and Andrew E. Kramer Photographs and descriptions from eastern Ukraine suggest many of the well-armed professional gunmen known as 'green men' are Russian military, despite strenuous denials from the Kremlin.

Spanish town 'Kill Jews' will vote to change its name

Castrillo Matajudios.

After more than 500 years, the 56 residents of Castrillo Matajudios (Castrillo Kill Jews) will vote on whether to change the town's name.

Ukraine crisis: Business card 'proof' on shooting becomes meme

The scene of the deadly shooting.

A business card brandished by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as proof that a deadly attack on their checkpoint was the work of ultra-nationalists quickly became an object of derision on...

MH370 search faces the question: What next?


David Wroe Australia has made preliminary inquiries about getting more marine search equipment as authorities grapple with the prospect the Bluefin-21 underwater drone may soon finish its sweep without success.

Russia places region near Sochi on counter-terrorism alert as six found dead in cars

A Russian Cossack lights a candle near a photo of Russian police sergeant who was killed in a suicide bomb blast at the city's main railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd on January 4.

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Russia began a counter-terrorism operation in a southern province that borders the Krasnodar region, where the Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi in less than a month, after...

Boston Marathon runners face fears to put bombing in the past

Kelly Whiteside As respectful as the moving tributes and inspirational words have been, Tuesday could not come soon enough for those who survived the Boston Marathon bombings.

Ruth Pollard

Searching for refuge in a land where there are no safe places

Ruth Pollard in Jabal Akrad, northern Syria

Ruth Pollard AS THE night-time temperature in Syria drops closer to freezing and the rains begin, it is difficult to imagine how those who have barely survived without electricity, water or enough food this year...

New portrait of the Queen unveiled by David Bailey

This portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by the renowned British photographer David Bailey.

Gaby Wood David Bailey is a magician.

Mother places girl in front of oncoming train

Mother places girl in front of oncoming trainClick to play video

A woman's bid to avoid paying a train fare nearly cost her the life of her daughter in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Elegant tribute places twin towers victims together side by side


Jon Swaine Around a reflecting pool, a unique September 11 memorial unites families, friends and colleagues.

Ng's defiance places China on defensive

John Garnaut In Guangzhou LATE on Thursday night Matthew Ng dropped his head to his hands and sobbed uncontrollably as defence lawyer Chen Youxi's closing submission reached its climax.

We looked in the wrong places, says Pakistan

Asif Ali Zardari.

Ben Doherty, Khudayar Khan In Islamabad PAKISTAN has said it was an ''intelligence failure'' it had no idea Osama bin Laden was living on its soil, but few in international intelligence believe no one in the government and military...

Hurricane Carter fought racism for freedom and justice

Rubin Hurricane Carter

Geoffrey Robertson In the summer of 1976, I walked the mean streets and encountered the raw, bloodshot hate-gaze from the white folks who passed us by.

Japan PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine: Japanese media

Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo is a controversial site due to its honouring of war criminals.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, media reported on Monday, in a move likely to further strain...

Rivalries, sensitivities form prism for MH370 search

The Bluefin-21 undersea drone dived

Chris Zappone The co-operation of militaries in the search for the missing Flight 370 has created a unique event in a region increasingly fraught with rivalries.

After Everest disaster, Sherpas contemplate strike

Ellen Barry Sherpas have gathered at Mount Everest's base camp and proposed a "work stoppage" after being disappointed at the Nepalese government's offer of 40,000 rupees ($435) as compensation for the families...

MH370 charity email gets Fox executive fired

Darlene Tipton, a US executive fired over  a MH370 charity email.

Frazier Moore A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

Cuba sells condoms after expiration dates to relieve shortage

A condom

Juan O. Tamayo Hoping to resolve a shortage of condoms that has sparked complaints around Cuba, the island's public health system has approved the sale of more than one million prophylactics with apparently expired...

Sir Edmund Hillary's trust launches appeal for sherpas

The father and son of Mount Everest avalanche victim Ang Kazi Sherpa comfort each other as they wait for his body to arrive at Sherpa Monastery in Kathmandu last week.

A trust founded by Sir Edmund Hillary has launched an appeal to help the families of the sherpa guides killed in an avalanche on Mt Everest.