Malaysia uses recording of mother’s voice in hunt for missing teen
10 August 2019 | 12:51 pm
Malaysian rescuers play voice recordings of missing Franco-Irish teenager Nora Quoirin’s mother on Friday as they search for the lost 15-year-old by the jungle near the resort where she was last seen.
In this article
The US and China spent the most on their military in 2021, accounting for 52% of the total global defense expenditure, according to a new SIPRI report. Russia also saw a spending jump ahead of its invasion of Ukraine.
Five years ago, it was a party. This time it felt more like a town hall reception after a marriage of reason. Two hours after French voters had handed their now 44-year-old president a second term, Emmanuel Macron's acceptance speech was already over and supporters were set to call it an early night beneath the Eiffel Tower. From abroad, many were asking: how can a 15-point margin turn into a sobering affair?
Four Argentine friends will cycle 10,500 kilometres from South Africa to Qatar to support their country at the World Cup in November, an initiative that will also lead to 10,500 new trees being planted in their homeland.
Russia's ranking on the World Press Freedom Index has fallen again over the Kremlin's wartime censorship of the Ukraine conflict. From Myanmar to Mexico, journalists continue to risk their lives to deliver the news.
Human Rights Watch accuses Russian private security forces invited into Central African Republic of killing civilians. We speak to the daughter of Rwandan opposition figure Paul Rusesabagina. The “Hotel Rwanda” hero's family has filed a $400 million lawsuit against Kigali over alleged kidnapping and torture. And our reporters look into the mixed press freedom rankings for Africa.
The average global temperature could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2026, UN meteorologists say. The threshold is one that international agreements are trying to prevent.
Ethiopia has agreed a reconstruction and recovery grant with the World Bank, to be used to rebuild basic services in conflict-hit regions of the country.
The World Health Organization will open its annual health assembly, bringing together 194 member states in Geneva. Russia's attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine will be center stage during the meeting.
For the first time in its over 50-year history, the annual gathering in the Swiss resort town is taking place against the backdrop of a major war in Europe. But that's not the only thing which sets this year's WEF apart.
The world is not ready for an age in which environmental degradation meets increased armed conflict, suggests a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Datamellon partners with Amazon world service on the Internet of things (iot) revolution and serverless event-driven architectures.
7 hours ago
The euro is performing better than expected with annual inflation dropping to 10% in November this year, partly due to energy prices. But experts are not overly optimistic.
7 hours ago
In Germany, there has been much criticism of World Cup host Qatar for discriminating against the LGBTQ community. But when it comes to soccer, is Germany a good role model?
8 hours ago
The trial opens in Ivory Coast over the 2016 jihadist attack at the Grand Bassam beach resort outside Abidjan.
8 hours ago
Two trains collided near Barcelona in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia, injuring 155 people but none seriously.
9 hours ago
Reports on current world affairs. The people behind the news, the feelings along with the facts. The week’s key stories – that’s what World Stories is all about.
10 hours ago
One important ingredient used in cosmetics is palm oil. But the production of palm oil is harmful to the environment. What are the ecological disadvantages of palm oil - and how can it be produced more sustainably?