Syria’s warring sides brought together for Geneva talks

Syria’s warring sides brought together for Geneva talks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The war has left much of Syria in ruins and millions displaced UN-sponsored peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition are to get under way in Geneva for the first time in nearly a year. The meeting follows weeks of difficult negotiations in preparation. Staffan de Mistura, the UN’s […]

Dutch populist Geert Wilders in security leak scare

Dutch populist Geert Wilders in security leak scare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A security official meant to protect far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders (pictured) has been arrested A Dutch security official meant to protect a far-right politician has been arrested on suspicion of leaking his location to a Moroccan criminal gang. Dutch populist Geert Wilders – who called some Moroccans “scum” last […]

French artist Abraham Poincheval entombs himself in boulder

French artist Abraham Poincheval entombs himself in boulder

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Workmen pushed together the two halves of the rock as Poincheval began his week-long incarceration on Wednesday Geological time – that’s what French artist Abraham Poincheval is hoping to experience over the next week, as he is entombed inside a limestone rock. He will become the “beating heart” of the […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: North Korea condemns Malaysia

Media captionCCTV footage appears to show the moment Kim Jong-nam is attacked North Korea has said Malaysia is responsible for the death of one of its citizens and is attempting to politicise the return of his body. It does not name Kim Jong-nam, but the KCNA report appears to be state media’s first reference to […]

Hong Kong police hold rally to support officers jailed for assault

Hong Kong police hold rally to support officers jailed for assault

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The crowd on Wednesday night was made up of currently serving officers as well as former officers Thousands of Hong Kong police officers have staged a rally in support of seven policemen jailed for assault. The men were sentenced to two years in jail last week for beating a […]

Wayne Rooney: Man Utd captain’s agent in China to discuss potential move

Wayne Rooney: Man Utd captain’s agent in China to discuss potential move

Rooney is United’s record goalscorer and has won five Premier League titles since joining them as an 18-year-old Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford is in China to see if he can negotiate a deal for the forward to leave Manchester United. There are no guarantees of success and it is thought a deal remains highly […]

Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov freed after 18 years

Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov freed after 18 years

Image caption Muhammad Bekjanov (R) is seen here with an unidentified man on Wednesday A journalist and opposition activist in the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, Muhammad Bekjanov, has been freed after serving 18 years in prison. He was convicted of attempting to kill the late President, Islam Karimov, but has said he was tortured […]

Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits

Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Fahour joined Australia Post as chief executive in 2010 Australia Post’s chief executive has resigned, weeks after controversy over the size of his salary. Ahmed Fahour had been widely credited for turning around the government-owned organisation, returning it to profit. But earlier this month it emerged he earned […]