Sydney extravaganza kicks off global New Year parties

SYDNEY — Hong Kong saw in 2018 in spectacular style as the southern Chinese city staged a stunning fireworks display over its famous Victoria...

Outrage in Ukraine over activist lawyer’s murder

KIEV — The murder of a Ukrainian lawyer who helped convict her sister’s well-connected killer sparked public outrage and a warning on Tuesday from...

Two jets collide on ground at Toronto airport

MONTREAL — Two jets collided on the ground at a Toronto airport on Friday, setting the tail of one aircraft alight and prompting passengers...

Manchester United slip to 3rd after goalless draw

Manchester United’s dismal run of results in December continued with a third consecutive Premier League draw as they were held 0-0 at home to...

Murray fears for Melbourne after Brisbane withdrawal

Former world number one Andy Murray’s lingering hip issues forced him to withdraw from the Brisbane International on Tuesday with the Briton admitting he...

Svitolina sends Australian Open warning with Brisbane triumph

BRISBANE — Ukrainian Elina Svitolina got the perfect boost ahead of the Australian Open by lifting the Brisbane International title with a 6-2, 6-1...

UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism...

LONDON — Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking...

2017 safest year for post-war civil aviation — industry agencies

WASHINGTON —Last year was the safest year for civil aviation since plane crash statistics were first compiled in 1946, two industry studies have found. President...

EasyJet carries record number of passengers in 2017

LONDON — British no-frills airline EasyJet announced on Friday that it carried a record 81.6 million passengers in 2017, despite uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The number...

At least 25 dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya — rescue charities

ROME — At least 25 people are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off Libya after a dinghy, possibly carrying some 150 migrants,...

Protest in Sudan against rising bread prices

KHARTOUM — Police fired tear gas on Saturday at groups of students protesting in a central Sudanese town against soaring bread prices, witnesses said,...

‘Over 2,000 Afghans sent by Iran killed in Syria’

TEHRAN — More than 2,000 Afghans deployed by Iran have been killed fighting in Syria on the side of President Bashar Assad's regime, an...

Iran foreign minister ridicules Trump ‘blunder’ at UN

TEHRAN — Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ridiculed US President Donald Trump on Saturday over what he called the foreign policy "blunder" of...

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave — monitor

BEIRUT — Regime and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital killed at least 17 civilians on Saturday, a war...

UNICEF likely to reduce services in Jordan as funding falls short

AMMAN — With funding to UNICEF Jordan dropping in 2017 and its 2018 budget being only 20 per cent covered, the UN agency warned...