Julian Assange speaks via video-link from the Ecuadorian embassy at a press conference

UN: WikiLeaks' Assange 'arbitrarily detained'

05 Feb WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will demand he be allowed to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London a free man, after a UN panel ruled he was detained arbitrarily there.

Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders of trying to unfairly discredit her by suggesting she was beholden to powerful donors

Sanders promises 'don't add up' - Clinton

05 Feb Hillary Clinton locked horns with her rival for the Democratic White House nomination Bernie Sanders in a party debate yesterday, saying his promises "don't add up" and accusing him of smear tactics.

A member of the Seismological Observation Centre points to a graph after an earthquake and aftershocks hit southern Taiwan

Powerful earthquake strikes southern Taiwan

05 Feb A powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan near the city of Tainan, toppling a 17-storey apartment building and collapsing other structures although there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.

Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill in Havana

Pope set for historic Patriarch meeting

05 Feb Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a historic step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.

Julian Assange (R) and the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister at a press conference in London in August 2014

Britain will arrest Assange if he leaves embassy

04 Feb WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been subject to 'arbitrary detention' during the 3-1/2 years he has spent in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid a rape investigation in Sweden, a UN panel will rule tomorrow.

The death is not being treated as suspicious

News in Brief

04 Feb A round-up of other domestic and international stories.

Investigators now believe a bomb likely caused the explosion

Al-Shabaab suspected of carrying out bombing

03 Feb Investigators suspect the al-Shabaab militant group was behind a likely bomb blast that forced an Airbus A321 into an emergency landing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, according to US government sources.