NZ police unable to locate bodies on volcanic island

15 December 2019, 8:25 PM
  Recovery teams have been unable to locate the final two bodies missing six days after a volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island.
New Zealand recovery teams have returned to the volcanic White Island, but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search.
Media is under attack 3 May 2018, 9:10 PM

Today, more than at any time in our recent past, the media is under attack. That was among the messages delivered at the United Nations official commemoration of World Press Freedom Day in New York under the theme: “Keeping Power in Check – media, justice and the rule of law.” The role of independent and […]

Trump confirms ‘reimbursement’ of lawyer for payment to porn star 3 May 2018, 4:43 PM

US President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday he reimbursed his personal lawyer for a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to stop what he described as her "false and extortionist" claims of an affair.

South African press freedom in ‘fragile’ state 3 May 2018, 2:29 PM

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China supports ending state of war on Korean Peninsula 3 May 2018, 2:19 PM

China's top diplomat expressed support for a formal end to the state of war on the Korean Peninsula in a rare meeting Thursday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.

Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day 3 May 2018, 6:19 AM

Afghanistan's slain journalists were remembered on World Press Freedom Day Thursday, days after the deadliest attack on the country's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Trump lawyer Ty Cobb bows out as Russia probe picks up 2 May 2018, 9:16 PM

US President Donald Trump’s lead lawyer for dealing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe is stepping down at the end of the month, and is being replaced by Emmet Flood, a veteran of Bill Clinton’s impeachment fight, the White House said Wednesday. “Emmet Flood will be joining the White House Staff to represent the […]

Myanmar court rules police testimony supporting journos credible 2 May 2018, 12:50 PM

A Myanmar court ruled Wednesday that crucial testimony from a whistleblowing policeman in the case against two Reuters journalists is credible, a decision seen as a “ray of light” by the defence. Reporters Wa Lone, 32 and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been in custody since December. They are accused of violating the country’s Official […]

France’s Macron condemns violence at May Day rally in Paris 2 May 2018, 11:59 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron condemned on Wednesday the violence that erupted at a May Day rally in Paris.

Armenian protesters shut down capital 2 May 2018, 11:26 AM

Tens of thousands of Armenians on Wednesday converged on the capital, blocking roads and government buildings, as popular anger exploded over the ruling party's rejection of opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan's premiership bid.

Hundreds arrested in May Day protests in Paris 2 May 2018, 5:54 AM

Nearly 300 protesters were arrested Tuesday after May Day riots in central Paris.

On first May Day without Castro, Cuba looks to Díaz-Canel 1 May 2018, 6:37 PM

Close to a million Cubans turned out en masse in Havana on Tuesday to mark their first May Day of the post-Castro era, in a mass show of support for the revolution and the communist island’s new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel. Among thousands of posters of the Castro brothers and fellow revolutionary Che Guevara held aloft […]

Death toll up to 8 after Swiss Alps storm: police 1 May 2018, 2:26 PM

A sixth person has died after a group of 14 skiers were caught up in a storm, police said Tuesday, after the bodies of two climbers were also found elsewhere in the Swiss Alps. Late Tuesday morning, “a sixth person died. The deceased was a 52-year-old Bulgarian woman,” police in Valais canton said in a […]

Armenia protest leader says ruling party to thwart his PM bid 1 May 2018, 10:57 AM

Thousands of Armenians massed in the capital Tuesday ahead a parliament vote to pick a new prime minister, with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan accusing the ruling party of planning to derail his bid for the top job.

New documents reveal more information on Iran’s past nuclear program 1 May 2018, 9:58 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, until last week director of the CIA, said Monday that Israel's newly released package of intelligence on an Iranian nuclear weapons program was authentic and much of it was new to US experts.

Imprisoned Bolivian ex-dictator Gacia Meza dies at 88 30 April 2018, 4:15 PM

Bolivian ex-dictator, Luis Garcia Meza, who was serving a lengthy prison sentence for crimes committed after his 1980 military coup, died Sunday in a La Paz hospital.

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India maintains business relations with South Africa despite Guptas 30 April 2018, 2:18 PM

India says its business relations with South Africa remain intact despite bad publicity brought about by the Gupta family.

Afghan blast kills 25 in Kabul, including 6 journalists 30 April 2018, 11:24 AM

At least 25 people are now known to have died after two suicide blasts ripped through the Afghan capital, Kabul.

UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to PM May 30 April 2018, 6:29 AM

Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd resigned Sunday, admitting she "inadvertently misled" lawmakers about deportation targets.

Qatar to scrap controversial exit system for workers: experts 29 April 2018, 6:37 PM

Qatar could agree a deal within a fortnight to abolish its controversial exit visa system which requires workers to obtain their employers’ permission to leave the country, labour experts said Sunday. The possibility of a landmark deal came as the International Labour Organization (ILO) opened an office in Doha, part of an agreement under which […]

Britain urged to ensure promises to ‘Windrush generation’ are made law 29 April 2018, 2:38 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to introduce legislation guaranteeing a promise of compensation and help applying for citizenship made to long-term residents from the Caribbean incorrectly labelled illegal immigrants. For almost two weeks, British ministers have been struggling to explain why some descendants of the so-called “Windrush generation”, invited to Britain to […]

Trump threatens govt. shutdown in Sept if no funding for wall 29 April 2018, 7:20 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to shut down the federal government in September if Congress did not provide more funding to build a wall on the border with Mexico. “That wall has started, we have 1.6 billion (dollars),” Trump said at a campaign rally in Washington, Michigan. “We come up again on September […]

Pompeo starts Mideast tour with call for new Iran sanctions 28 April 2018, 10:03 PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday on a hastily-arranged visit to the Middle East as the United States aims to muster support for new sanctions against Iran. The visit to Riyadh, Jerusalem and Amman just two days after Pompeo was sworn-in comes as President Donald Trump is set to decide […]

Russia, Turkey, Iran stress unity at Syria talks 28 April 2018, 4:41 PM

Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers on Saturday talked up their successes in brokering a political solution to the Syrian conflict at a meeting in Moscow. The three nations have been attempting to resolve the Syrian conflict at talks that started last year in Astana, Kazakhstan, in competition with a US and UN-backed Geneva initiative. […]

Trump welcomes Korea summit but vows not to get ‘played’ by Kim 28 April 2018, 7:21 AM

US President Donald Trump on Friday hailed the summit between the two Koreas, saying that "good things" are happening but pledging not to be "played" by the North's leader Kim Jong Un ahead of their own highly anticipated meeting.

SA encouraged by positive developments in the Korean Peninsula 27 April 2018, 9:47 PM

It has been a historic day for the two Koreas as leaders met in an afternoon session of inter-Korea talks.

US-led anti-IS coalition admits 28 more civilian deaths 27 April 2018, 7:24 AM

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq acknowledged Thursday the deaths of another 28 civilians, increasing the overall toll of non-fighters killed to at least 883.

Pompeo becomes U.S. secretary of state as Iran, N. Korea issues await 26 April 2018, 8:43 PM

The U.S. Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Thursday, putting the former CIA director in a pivotal role to handle U.S. foreign policy challenges such as North Korea and Iran. Pompeo, a former Army officer who was a Republican congressman, is regarded as a Trump loyalist with hawkish world […]

Comedian Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault in retrial 26 April 2018, 8:08 PM

Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era. Cosby, 80, best known as the lovable father from the 1980s TV hit “The Cosby Show,” faces up […]

White House doctor withdraws nod from cabinet job 26 April 2018, 4:39 PM

Presidential Doctor Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination to head the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday following allegations he improperly handed out drugs and was drunk at work.

NATO could help with Afghan election security: Stoltenberg 26 April 2018, 2:38 PM

NATO forces could help ensure security for Afghanistan’s upcoming elections, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, three years after they ended their combat operations in the country. Days after a suicide bomber killed 57 people at a Kabul voter registration centre, highlighting the security challenges around October’s parliamentary polls, Stoltenberg said NATO forces could play […]