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.
The Australian and Dutch air crash investigators made a dramatic switch in their plans early Friday – instead of dispatching 60 of their number to the MH17 crash site, they packed their bags and left town.
The brittle ceasefire between Israel and Hamas collapsed just four hours after it began, forcing Palestinians who had returned to their devastated homes to flee again as the sound of tank fire returned to Gaza.
A 20-vehicle Australian-Dutch convoy of crash investigators arrive at the MH17 crash site shortly before noon on Friday.
After 25 days of bloodshed in which more than 1442 Palestinians and 64 Israelis have died, a temporary, 72-hour ceasefire came into force on Friday morning following a night of intensive bombardment up and down the Gaza Strip.
The notion that corruption has been rotting the Communist Party from within – and threatening its very existence – is not altogether new.
The days of freewheeling foreigners, including thousands of Australians, staying in Thailand without proper visas are over.
We all stand up, local and international reporters lurking around the Ukraine government’s media centre, on the third floor of one of Kiev’s faded Soviet-era hotels, in a small, bizarre scene from the information war between Russia and Ukraine.
Thailand's junta has moved to weaken the powers of politicians and reinforced its tight control of the country, appointing a military-dominated interim legislature.