Thousands of people crammed into boats and army trucks have fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia after record rainfall turned the Sava River into a deadly torrent and caused the worst floods in more than a century.
Chinese authorities are forced to take drastic action to deal with mounting public anger over the parlous state of healthcare.
President-elect Joko Widodo has a Herculean task ahead of him to stamp his authority on Indonesia.
Jakarta: The day after Indonesian voters produced a tight and heavily contested presidential election result, two distinct views emerged about what would happen next.
Modern civilisation came within a week of being “pushed back to the Stone Age” after eruptions in the sun two years ago sent massive clouds of magnetised plasma through the Earth’s orbital path.
An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board.
A photo shared from space shows Gaza lit up with explosions.
A five-nation "coalition of the grieving" is expected to supply the forces to secure the 50-square-kilometre crash site of Malaysian Airlines' downed MH17.
It was a tough choice between the head and the heart. In the end, the Dutch went with their hearts.
Was it Russian madness or a bolshie two-fingered salute to the world by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine? Which ever, the downing of two Ukrainian jet fighters on Wednesday underscores the challenges in Canberra’s push for an international force to secure the MH17 crash site.