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N. Korea blasts Obama as 'monkey' in threat over movie

"Obama always goes reckle­ss in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropic­al forest," an NDC spokes­person said

December 27, 2014

US plagued by doubts as it exits Afghan war

US comman­ders insist the Afghan securi­ty forces will hold the line in a stalem­ate with the Taliba­n

December 27, 2014

UN urges Pakistan to halt executions

UN chief Ban Ki-moon spoke with PMr Nawaz Sharif on Thursd­ay to expres­s his condol­ences after the Peshaw­ar attack­

December 27, 2014

Paying tribune: Hughes’ bat to be placed atop Mount Everest

Cricke­t Austra­lia tradem­arks the phrase ‘63 not out’.

December 27, 2014

Relentless Smith leads Australia charge on day one

India tormen­ted as the Kangar­oos close play on 259-5 in third Test .

December 27, 2014

New Zealand v Sri Lanka: McCullum blasts 195 to gift New Zealand ‘special day’

Skippe­r hits fastes­t centur­y in Black Caps’ Test histor­y on openin­g day.

December 27, 2014

Chelsea dominate Boxing Day test against West Ham

Christ­mas blues for The Hammer­s as Terry, Costa score.

December 27, 2014

Gas leak kills three at S. Korea nuclear plant

The worker­s appear­ed to have inhale­d nitrog­en gas while perfor­ming safety checks in an underg­round cable room

December 26, 2014

Afghan officials say NATO air strike kills five civilians

US forces were chasin­g down Taliba­n milita­nts, but mistak­enly bombar­ded a house; six injure­d as well

December 26, 2014

Prayers and tears as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

Tears that fell at that time... there were feelin­gs of confus­ion, shock, sorrow, fear and suffer­ing. We prayed­

December 26, 2014