Malaysian Muslims offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the National mosque in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Manan Vatsyayana/ AFP

Australia, US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Europe celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday

onSaudi Arabia, 16 other countries announce end of Ramadan, declare Sunday Eid-ul-Fitr Day Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and other Arab countries announced on Saturday that Sunday will be the first day of Eid... Read more »
Huge plumes of smoke pour from Grenfell Tower as the blaze rages. Credit: Jeremy Selwyn/Eyevine

London inferno: 12 dead, more than 70 injured building engulfed in flames

Death toll rises to 12 in London apartment building inferno The death toll of a deadly overnight fire that engulfed a 24-story London apartment tower Wednesday has risen to 12, local police... Read more »
At least 22 killed in Manchester terror attack

UK explosion: At least 22 killed in Manchester terror attack

Children among 22 dead in suicide attack at Ariana Grande concert At least 22 people were killed and about 59 others were injured in an attack after an Ariana Grande concert Monday... Read more »
UK Prime Minister Theresa May to seek early election

UK’s Theresa May calls for early election, seeking stronger ‘Brexit’ mandate

Theresa May vows to put Brexit at heart of UK election campaign British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she is calling for an early election on June 8, describing it... Read more »

Qantas announces first non-stop flights between Australia and Europe

Qantas to launch non-stop flights from UK to Australia in March 2018 The first non-stop flights from the UK to Australia will begin in March 2018, Qantas has confirmed. Australia’s flag carrier,... Read more »
Rio 2016 Olympics Medals count

United States dominates Rio 2016 Olympics, followed by Great Britain and China

The United States of America topped the medal tally with a total count 121 medals while Great Britain finished second with 67 medals and China is on the third position with 70... Read more »
The Thani family arrived in Wellington on Friday to start their new life here. Rawad, 5, walks with his mum, Amena, and 3-year-old sister, Naba, while dad Wael carries son Salim, 2.

World’s six richest countries host only 9% of world’s refugees

Poorest nations shouldering responsibility for world’s refugees The world’s six wealthiest countries host less than 9% of the world’s refugees, according to a new Oxfam report. While the United States, China, Japan,... Read more »
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Britain’s ‘Bregret’ offers timely lessons for Australian voters this weekend

Australians heading to the polls this Saturday can draw important lessons from the UK referendum By Mark Chou (Australian Catholic University) and Michael Ondaatje, (Australian Catholic University) Last week’s Brexit decision sent... Read more »
What Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia

What Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia

UK’s vote to leave EU is a major turning point in Europe’s history and a significant crack in a unified concept of “the West”. It is not in Australia’s interests. By Ben... Read more »
The Commons website crashed after experiencing a higher volume of simultaneous users than ever before. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA

More than 3 million sign British petition demanding a second EU referendum

It’s unclear if the anti-Brexit protests will affect the results of Thursday’s referendum, but a petition demanding a do-over vote has garnered more than 32 million signatures Just days after voting to leave... Read more »
Supporters of the ‘Stronger In’ Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 24, 2016. ─ AFP

European leaders in shock as Britain votes to go

“In a free and democratic process, the British people have expressed their wish to leave the European Union. We regret this decision but respect it.” The historic decision by Britons to leave European... Read more »
Britain votes to leave European Union (EU)

Britain votes to leave European Union, PM David Cameron to resign

PM David Cameron to resign after UK votes to leave the EU in referendum that could seal the fate of the union. Britain has voted to leave the European Union in historic EU referendum.... Read more »

London elects Sadiq Khan, first Muslim mayor

Sadiq Khan was elected mayor of London after a campaign dominated by issues of religion and ethnicity LONDON (UK)  — Sadiq Khan, a Labour Party leader, a former human rights lawyer and a... Read more »
G7 Foreign Ministers walk together after placing wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan on Monday.

G7 leaders call for ‘world without nuclear weapons’ in Hiroshima declaration

The foreign ministers of the world’s most advanced economies visited a war memorial for the 140,000 victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of the Japanese city. HIROSHIMA (Japan) – The Group of... Read more »
Hundreds demonstrate in London asking for David Cameron's resignation. Photo: Ryan Barrell

Protesters demand David Cameron’s resignation after Panama Papers

Hundreds of people gathered outside Downing Street demanding that Cameron resign after he admitted his part in the Panama Papers scandal. Many demonstrators waved placards portraying Cameron as an out-of-touch elitist, while... Read more »

A staggering number of Australians were born in another country

The number of Australians born overseas has hit its highest level in more than a century, new figures from the ABS reveal. Australia is regarded as a multicultural nation, and here are... Read more »

Russia leads the ranking for most women business leaders

Russia, Philippines have the highest share of women in senior business roles When it comes to the percentage of senior management roles held by women, the United States, United Kingdom ad Australia are... Read more »
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Major Airlines issue travel advisories, offer refund amid Zika virus concerns

Airlines are offering refunds to passengers who have booked flights to central and south American countries caught up in the Zika virus outbreak The mosquito-borne Zika virus is spreading so quickly through... Read more »
Striking doctors outside Sandwell General in West Bromwich, where bosses attempted to get staff to work by declaring an emergency hours before the industrial action was due to start

Junior Doctors in UK go on strike for first time in 40 years

4,000 operations have been cancelled and patients warned to stay away as thousands of junior doctors around the UK have begun a 24-hour strike Thousands of Junior Doctors across Britain are striking... Read more »
The British prime minister visited York last week to meet flood relief workers

British PM announces £40m package to bolster flood defences

UK flooding: Government faces calls to overhaul flood defences in showdown talks with key groups Flood defences “overwhelmed” by recent record rainfall will be fixed and bolstered in a £40m package of... Read more »
A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defense firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry.

US and Europe dominate global arms sales: SIPRI Report

A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defence firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry. STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Arms manufacturers in North America and Western Europe increased... Read more »
Cameron enters war without military strategy or exit plan

UK enters Syria war without military strategy or exit plan

Cameron’s speech may have won over 397 MPs but he failed to properly address concerns on key issues such as military strategy, the absence of credible ground forces, the lack of a... Read more »

32 ISIS militants killed in airstrikes in Syria

UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 32 ISIS fighters dead and 40 more injured in Raqqa province on Sunday At least 32 Islamic State fighters have been killed and 40 more... Read more »

Prince Charles helped his mum overrule democracy and sack Whitlam

40th anniversary of the ‘Dismissal’ For his multiple crimes against humanity in general, and against this nation in particular, Charles should be run out of Australia, not feted hither and yon. One... Read more »