Last Updated: September 28, 2013, 1:17 pm


Putin warns West over Syria action
Russian President Vladimir Putin warns the US and its allies against taking one-sided action in Syria, saying it would be "an aggression".

Militants 'hired Kenyan mall shop'
The militants who led the attack on a Kenyan mall hired a shop there in the weeks leading up to the siege, senior security sources have told the BBC.

UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons.

Syria chemical weapons: UN discusses Syria draft text
The UN Security Council has begun discussing a draft resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons after the US and Russia agreed the text.

Kenyan terrorist attack: Interpol seeks UK woman's arrest
International police body Interpol has issued a wanted persons notice for Briton Samantha Lewthwaite, at Kenya's request.

Charles Taylor loses appeal
A UN-backed special court in The Hague has rejected an appeal against war crimes convictions by lawyers representing former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

Iran wants nuclear deal in months, says President Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he wants to reach a deal with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme in three to six months.

Video: Obama: "I haven't smoked in 6 years because I'm scared of my wife"
President Obama was caught on a live microphone today telling U.N. official Maina Kiai that he hasn't smoked in six years because he's "scared of my wife."

Nairobi attack: Kenya forces 'control all floors' of Westgate mall
Kenyan security forces say they have taken control of all floors of the Nairobi shopping centre attacked by suspected al-Shabab militants.

Barclays Bank computer theft: Eight held over £1.3m haul
Eight men have been arrested in connection with a £1.3m theft by a gang who took control of a Barclays Bank computer.

Nairobi Westgate attack: Fresh gunfire inside complex
Heavy gunfire and explosions have been heard at the shopping centre in Nairobi where militants are said to be holding a number of hostages.

Syria crisis: Minister says civil war has reached stalemate
Syria's deputy prime minister says the civil war has reached stalemate with neither side strong enough to win.

SA police 'lied over mine shootings'
South African police lied about the Marikana shootings last year, in which 34 striking miners were killed, a commission of inquiry has said.

Mugabe wants rapists castrated
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has suggested castration of child rapists to curb the crime, which he described as a rampant problem.

Assad: Syria needs one year to destroy chemical weapons
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he is committed to a plan to destroy his country's chemical weapons but warned it could take about a year.

Mike Tyson: ‘Too Much Love’ drove me to drink
Mike Tyson is a good friend of WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show, so it was a shock when the boxing great said last month that he was “on the verge of dying” due to substance abuse problems.

Scores killed in army raid on Boko Haram camp
A military strike on a Boko Haram camp in Nigeria's northeast region last week killed 150 of the outlawed group's fighters and 16 soldiers, an army spokesman has said.

Swazi King to wed 14th Wife
Swaziland's King Mswati III has chosen an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant as his 14th wife, a palace spokesman said Tuesday.

Punches thrown in Nigeria parliament
Nigerian politicians have exchanged punches after a splinter group from the governing People's Democratic Party (PDP) tried to address parliament.

Tony Abbott sworn in as Australia prime minister
Tony Abbott has been sworn in as Australia's prime minister, days after his Liberal-National coalition ended six years of Labor government.

MDC boycotts Mugabe speech
Zimbabwe's main opposition party has boycotted the opening of parliament by President Robert Mugabe following its defeat in the 31 July elections.