Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has a history of losing shoes and another footwear fumble that saw her take an embarrassing tumble in India grabbed the headlines on Thursday.
Sydney: An Australian yachtsman was reunited with his family Thursday following a dramatic rescue after a massive wave picked up his boat and rolled it over, hundreds of kilometres off the coast.
Bogota: In a last-minute twist, Colombia’s FARC rebels have included a young Dutchwoman believed to be their only European member in peace talks with the government.
Oslo: Colombian government representatives and leftist rebels FARC kick off their first peace negotiations in a decade in Norway on Thursday in a bid to end almost 50 years of bloodshed.
Washington: Google on Thursday honoured American novelist Herman Melville with a doodle, commemorating the 161st anniversary of the publication of his landmark novel Moby-Dick.
Washington: The United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and famous American actress, Angelina Jolie, Wednesday joined a global campaign to support the 14-year old Pakistani peace activist, Malala Yousafzai, who was fighting for her life in Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham.
Brussels: Spain edged closer Wednesday to asking for bailout aid after months of hesitation on the eve of a summit where European Union leaders aim to strengthen the bloc’s shaky foundations.
Damascus: Rebels downed a helicopter on Wednesday as troops fought to take back a key Syrian town, a watchdog said, as international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warned the conflict risks setting the region ablaze.
Berlin: The German government fractionally upgraded its growth forecast for the current year, but slashed its prognosis for next year, Economy Minister Philipp Roesler announced on Wednesday.
Toronto: The hacker group Anonymous has named the identity of the culprit who it claims posted topless picture of 15 year old Amanda Todd on the web leading her to commit suicide a few weeks later.