27th Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan

2011-06-07 08:50:27

An official says an Australian soldier has been killed in an operation that destroyed a large cache of insurgent munitions in Afghanistan. The casualty is the 27th Australian death in the Afghan conflict and the fourth in two weeks.

NATO reiterates no ground troops in Libya

2011-06-07 08:44:14

NATO will not send in troops on the ground although it has added Apache attack helicopters to its arsenal in the air raids on Libya.

Chilean volcano still billowing plume

2011-06-07 08:28:38

A volcano in the Caulle Cordon of southern Chile erupted for a second day on Sunday, shooting out pumice stones.

Humala declares victory in Peru

2011-06-07 08:02:09

Left-wing former army commander Ollanta Humala claimed victory in Peru's presidential election on Sunday.

Armed men kill 120 Syrian forces

2011-06-07 06:12:42

Syrian security forces fought gunmen in battles that left over 120 members of the security forces dead, state television said.

Drugmakers cut vaccine prices for poorer nations

2011-06-06 23:07:28

Several leading drugmakers are cutting their prices on potentially life-saving vaccines for people in developing countries in an effort to sustain supplies via the GAVI international vaccine alliance.

Hotel maid to testify in Strauss-Kahn trial-lawyer

2011-06-06 22:58:03

The hotel maid who former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is accused of sexually assaulting will testify against him should the case go to trial, a lawyer for the woman said on Monday.

UN says climate talks will miss Kyoto deadline

2011-06-06 22:33:00

UN talks have run out of time to meet a December 2012 deadline to put in place a binding successor to the Kyoto Protocol on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, the UN's top climate official said on Monday.

NATO jets target Libyan state broadcaster

2011-06-06 22:04:03

NATO-led warplanes hit offices of the Libyan state broadcaster in Tripoli on Monday, providing a major boost to Libyan rebel forces, a Xinhua correspondent said.

Iran's army ready to counter cyber attacks: commander

2011-06-06 21:26:22

Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said Monday that Iran's Army is prepared to increase its presence in "cyber space to counter any cyber attack," the English language satellite Press TV reported.

Ukraine, NATO launch Sea Breeze 2011 military exercises

2011-06-06 20:36:38

Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Monday launched the Sea Breeze 2011 military exercises in South Ukraine's Odessa and Nikolaev regions.

Five US troops killed in central Iraq-US military

2011-06-06 19:56:11

Five US service members were killed on Monday in central Iraq, the US military said, in one of the worst single tolls for American troops in the country this year.