Brahimi to resign as UN-Arab League envoy for Syria

Brahimi to resign as UN-Arab League envoy for Syria

May 13, 2014 - 21:54 AMT  17:54 GMT
When Brahimi took the job, replacing Kofi Annan, he said it would be "an extremely complicated and very, very difficult mission."
Several killed, hundreds trapped after Turkey mine explosion

Several killed, hundreds trapped after Turkey mine explosion

May 13, 2014 - 21:50 AMT  17:50 GMT
A senior local official, Mehmet Bahattin Atci, said thick smoke at the privately owned mine was hampering rescue efforts.
Denmark urges Syria to expedite chemicals destruction process

Denmark urges Syria to expedite chemicals destruction process

May 13, 2014 - 17:47 AMT  13:47 GMT
Andersen said the mission anticipated another five containers - four holding precursors for sarin and one a precursor for VX.
Jane Campion nears deal to helm “Flamethrowers” bestseller adaptation

Jane Campion nears deal to helm “Flamethrowers” bestseller adaptation

May 13, 2014 - 16:47 AMT  12:47 GMT
The critical hit, which was dubbed a feminist novel by many, was a finalist for the National Book Award last year.
Gazprom switching to pre-payment scheme for Ukraine gas deliveries

Gazprom switching to pre-payment scheme for Ukraine gas deliveries

May 13, 2014 - 16:47 AMT  12:47 GMT
Beginning June 3 the company will receive gas for Ukrainian consumers only in the volumes it has paid for in advance.
Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce in

Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce in "The Rover" drama clip (video)

 May 13, 2014 - 16:19 AMT  12:19 GMT
The movie is directed by Michod, who has been internationally lauded for his previous film, “Animal Kingdom.”
Parliament suspends compulsory component of cumulative pension law

Parliament suspends compulsory component of cumulative pension law

May 13, 2014 - 16:00 AMT  12:00 GMT
The amendment provisions are temporary and will be valid until legislation is changed as required by the April 2 Constitutional Court ruling.
Armenian, French leaders comment on CU, Karabakh, Genocide

Armenian, French leaders comment on CU, Karabakh, Genocide

May 13, 2014 - 15:26 AMT  11:26 GMT
"Recognition of the Genocide is the only solution Turkey can offer," Hollande said, commenting on Erdogan's recent message.
Australia plans to spend $84mln on Malaysian jet search

Australia plans to spend $84mln on Malaysian jet search

May 13, 2014 - 14:59 AMT  10:59 GMT
The government has budgeted AU$90 million for the search in the current fiscal year that ends on June 30 and the next.
Spanish ruling party politician shot dead, two women arrested

Spanish ruling party politician shot dead, two women arrested

May 13, 2014 - 14:49 AMT  10:49 GMT
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who reportedly was traveling to León, released a statement slamming what he called a "vile" act.