Thousands of people crammed into boats and army trucks have fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia after record rainfall turned the Sava River into a deadly torrent and caused the worst floods in more than a century.
NSW Labor's state conference has passed a motion calling for a Labor government to recognise a Palestinian state and deploring the tragic conflict in Gaza and the death of civilians.
Kiev: “I think there is a giant meat grinder ahead of us,” says the bar owner, gloomily.
War might be at their doorstep but Ukrainian citizens are using a more peaceful style of dissent against Russia.
A 12-hour ceasefire is under way in Gaza, following failed efforts to negotiate a week-long "humanitarian pause" in Israel’s 19-day long military offensive in Gaza that has claimed at least 884 Palestinian lives and injured 5840, the majority of them civilians.
Israel’s cabinet has unanimously rejected a proposal for a week-long "humanitarian pause" in its 18-day long military offensive in Gaza that has claimed at least 820 Palestinian lives, the majority of them civilians.
Readers of The New York Times were greeted last Saturday by an unusual sight – a dead body, on page one. The photo, by Reuters' Maxim Zmeyev, was of a victim of the MH17 plane disaster, and showed a pair of legs underneath a sheet of plastic, on top of which had been placed a red flower.
The daughter of Vladimir Putin has felt the full force of the global backlash towards her father in the wake of the MH17 disaster.
It is an eerie feeling. There would be silence but for the tinkling sound of the flags, flying at half-mast, clattering against their poles in the wind.
There has been no formal response from eastern Ukraine rebel separatists to plans for a foreign force, possibly several-hundred strong, to investigate and secure the MH17 crash site. But signals the rebels sent on Friday suggest a reluctance to have more than 20 or 30 foreigners on their turf.