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11:25, 24 February 2017 Friday
Anti-venom dose saves boy from deadly Australian spider
11:01, 24 February 2017 Friday

Anti-venom dose saves boy from deadly Australian spider

Matthew Mitchell was helping his dad clear out the back shed at their home north of Sydney when he was bitten on the finger by a funnel-web spider, that had been lurking in his shoe.


Chemical plant blast caused quot casualties quot says Uzbekistan
09:24, 24 February 2017 Friday

Chemical plant blast caused "casualties", says Uzbekistan

The chemical factory produces fertilisers and other chemical products. 


Muslim Trump staffer resigns citing 'Muslim ban'
08:29, 24 February 2017 Friday

Muslim Trump staffer resigns citing 'Muslim ban'

Rumana Ahmed quits National Security Council after Trump bars residents of seven Muslim-majority countries from US entry

US Muslim woman sues after alleged NYPD ordeal
08:06, 24 February 2017 Friday

US: Muslim woman sues after alleged NYPD ordeal

Musa says she was accused unfairly, interrogated, and had her hijab forcibly removed after Times Square arrest last year


Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4 5 years in jail for
04:01, 24 February 2017 Friday

Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

Spain's National Court, which deals with corruption and financial crime cases, said he had been found guilty of embezzlement when he headed up Caja Madrid and Bankia, at a time when both groups were having difficulties.


ISIL chaining children disabled into suicide cars US general
09:40, 24 February 2017 Friday

ISIL chaining children, disabled into suicide cars: US general

US Air Force Brigadier General Matt Isler said the ISIL group had new barbaric tactics, coupled with other increasingly desperate battlefield measures

Turkey kills 27 PKK terrorists in Iraq's Qandil
09:14, 24 February 2017 Friday

Turkey kills 27 PKK terrorists in Iraq's Qandil

Airstrikes also hit 3 shelters of PKK terror group


Trump to receive 'full range of options' to fight ISIL
08:39, 24 February 2017 Friday

Trump to receive 'full range of options' to fight ISIL

Proposals ‘will talk about the importance of our Turkish ally,' Gen. Joseph Dunford says

Canada 'happy' to discuss NAFTA trade deal with US
06:04, 24 February 2017 Friday

Canada 'happy' to discuss NAFTA trade deal with US

"Prime Minister Trudeau has said from the start we would be happy to sit down at the table" with the US, Canada's Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters in Latvian capital Riga. 

US white supremacist David Duke praises France's Le Pen
02:04, 24 February 2017 Friday

US white supremacist David Duke praises France's Le Pen

"Her father is a great man, a true patriot. He raised a strong & intelligent woman who understands how to play 21st century politics," Duke said on Twitter on Wednesday, responding to a question about his views on Le Pen.


Press agenda on February 24
09:55, 24 February 2017 Friday

Press agenda on February 24

 Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover Friday, Feb. 24, 2017


Google donates millions to fight racial injustice in US
08:33, 24 February 2017 Friday

Google donates millions to fight racial injustice in US

Company givng $11.5M in grants to groups studying disparities in justice system


N Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile Seoul
10:50, 24 February 2017 Friday

N. Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile: Seoul

Malaysian detectives are holding three people -- women from Indonesia and Vietnam, and a North Korean man -- but want to speak to seven others, four of whom are believed to have fled to Pyongyang.

Turkey condemns blast in Pakistan's Lahore city
10:33, 24 February 2017 Friday

Turkey condemns blast in Pakistan's Lahore city

Ankara also reaffirms support for Islamabad in fight against terror

Philippines police arrest president's critic
10:13, 24 February 2017 Friday

Philippines police arrest president's critic

A senator opposed to President Rodrigo Duterte is detained on drugs charges

Man jailed for Facebook threat to Cambodian PM Hun Sen
09:48, 24 February 2017 Friday

Man jailed for Facebook threat to Cambodian PM Hun Sen

Ven Sopheap, a resident of eastern Prey Veng province, admitted during his trial last week to posting threats against Hun Sen -- the authoritarian premier who has ruled Cambodia for more than three decades. 

VX nerve agent used in Jong-nam death Malaysian police
08:59, 24 February 2017 Friday

VX nerve agent used in Jong-nam death: Malaysian police

Half-brother of North Korean leader was killed by potent nerve agent, according to preliminary report

Fukushima operator eyes plan to clean up plant
03:01, 24 February 2017 Friday

Fukushima operator eyes plan to clean up plant

Operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) and the Japanese government have struggled to clean up the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.


Mexican peso jumps as US envoy soothes concerns
09:35, 24 February 2017 Friday

Mexican peso jumps as US envoy soothes concerns

The unit was at 19.69 to the dollar, strengthening from around 19.90 on Thursday and up more than 10 percent from its record lows around 22.00 in early January.

Germany sees record budget surplus as criticism mounts
05:02, 24 February 2017 Friday

Germany sees record budget surplus as criticism mounts

The country's federal, state and local governments together achieved an overall surplus in their public finances of 23.7 billion euros ($25 billion) last year, according to Germany's statistics office Destatis.


Balkan war criminals make a comeback in Serbia
10:02, 24 February 2017 Friday

Balkan war criminals make a comeback in Serbia...

Many war criminals from the Balkan war who committed atrocities are being welcomed back into public life


Kenya to hold direct flights to US
08:18, 24 February 2017 Friday

Kenya to hold direct flights to US

Country passes int'l test, given green light for direct flights expected to help trade

10 soldiers killed in western Niger attack
01:01, 24 February 2017 Friday

10 soldiers killed in western Niger attack

Al-Qaeda-linked group suspected behind attack on army patrol near Malian border


Israeli PM's plane over Indonesia banned in retaliation
11:23, 24 February 2017 Friday

Israeli PM's plane over Indonesia banned in retaliation

Indonesia Foreign Ministry: Decision against Israeli premier's plane taken because Israel did 'the same' to Indonesian FM

Syrians aim to rebuild their lives in Gaza
10:51, 24 February 2017 Friday

Syrians aim to rebuild their lives in Gaza

Many Syrians have had little choice but to leave Syria and are now making an effort at rebuilding their lives in Gaza

FSA fighters celebrate liberation of Al-Bab
08:46, 24 February 2017 Friday

FSA fighters celebrate liberation of Al-Bab

Turkey-backed fighters gather to celebrate victory over ISIL


Poland's right-wing govt ousts top military generals
09:56, 24 February 2017 Friday

Poland's right-wing govt ousts top military generals

NATO has started deploying troops in Poland and the Baltic states following Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.


Northern Cyprus wants Greek side to 'act responsibly'
09:05, 24 February 2017 Friday

Northern Cyprus wants Greek side to 'act responsibly'

Spokesman for Turkish Cypriot presidency says controversial Enosis commemoration plans should be shelved