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Australia 'thwarts beheading plot'

Australia 'thwarts beheading plot'

Police said they have thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of Islamic State (IS) by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney.

Poroshenko asks US for military aid

Poroshenko asks US for military aid

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has asked the US to give his soldiers lethal military equipment in its battle against Russian-backed separatists, saying that one cannot win the war or keep the peace with blankets and night vision goggles.

700 more Ebola cases in one week

700 more Ebola cases in one week

More than 700 more Ebola cases emerged in West Africa in one week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, showing that the outbreak is accelerating.

France to provide Iraq air support

France to provide Iraq air support

France has agreed to provide air support requested by Iraq in its fight against Islamic State (IS) fighters who have captured swathes of the country.

Centre left takes power in Slovenia

Centre left takes power in Slovenia

Slovenia's parliament has voted into office a new centre-left government in the small eurozone nation that narrowly avoided bailout last year.
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Life for Craigslist murder couple

Life for Craigslist murder couple

A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad have been sentenced to life without parole by a judge who said they must be permanently removed from society.
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Dozens killed in capital attacks

Dozens killed in capital attacks

A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed another 15 people in the Iraqi capital late today, raising the day's death toll from attacks to 30.
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Obama praises vote on Syrian rebels

Obama praises vote on Syrian rebels

A vote granting authority for the US military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels is an important step toward confronting the Islamic State (IS) group, President Barack Obama said.
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Building collapse death toll at 80

Building collapse death toll at 80

The death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex in Nigeria has risen to 80, an official said.
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Clashes at march for killed rapper

Clashes at march for killed rapper

Violence has broken out at a march in Greece held to honour a rap singer whose stabbing death a year ago triggered a crackdown on the extreme right Golden Dawn party.
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