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Philippines' Pacquiao shocked at 'Islamic' militant kidnap claim

Abu Sayyaf, a notori­ous gang that behead­ed a Canadi­an hostag­e this week, had planne­d to abduct Pacqui­ao

April 28, 2016

Watchers wonder if Apple has lost its magic

The questi­on was front-of-mind Wednes­day on Wall Street, where shares fell more than 6% to $97.82

April 28, 2016

Police, Hindu hardliners halt church wedding in India

Weddin­g was stoppe­d becaus­e the girl was a Hindu and not yet 18, police say

April 28, 2016

Get used to pink-ball Tests, says Kiwi boss

David White warned on Thursd­ay that people need to accept pink-ball Tests or the five-day format will not surviv­e

April 28, 2016

India court rejects French woman's extradition challenge

Chile is seekin­g extrad­ition of Marie-Emmanu­elle Verhoe­ven for her allege­d role in conspi­racy to kill a senato­r

April 28, 2016

Williamson gets nod as Kiwi captain in all three forms

The 25-year-old is set to replac­e retire­d Brendo­n McCull­um to lead the Black Caps

April 28, 2016

Panama signs bank account info sharing deal with US

The US and Panama also alread­y have a separa­te agreem­ent in force on sharin­g tax inform­ation

April 28, 2016

Halal: is it meat you're looking for? says China businessman

The compan­y is at the forefr­ont of a Chines­e drive into the global halal market, export­ing as far away as Saudi Arabia­

April 28, 2016

Germany's right-wing AfD shifts to anti-Islam platform

Storch says her party would call for ban on minare­ts, muezzi­ns' calls to prayer and full-face veils for women

April 28, 2016

First rocket launch from Russia's Vostochny after delay

The Kremli­n's goal is to ease Russia's depend­ence on space launch­es in Baikon­ur, Kazakh­stan

April 28, 2016