Opinion

The world has spoken

Despite the nine countries that voted "no" against Palestine in the UN, it is clear the majority of the world disagrees.

John V. Whitbeck

by John V. Whitbeck

John V. Whitbeck

Guinea

Team plans to solve Amelia Earhart mystery

Some researchers believe the famous aviator died as a castaway after her plane crashed near a remote Pacific island.

Team plans to solve Amelia Earhart mystery

Environment

UN chief urges Turkey and Israel to fix ties

Call comes after Turkey expelled Israeli envoys in protest against Tel Aviv's refusal to apologise for deadly ship raid.

UN chief urges Turkey and Israel to fix ties

Asia Pacific

Samoa to hop west across dateline

South Pacific island nation will move a day forward to bring clocks closer to major trading partners such as Australia.

Samoa to hop west across dateline

Europe

World ushers in 2011 with fanfare

Celebrations spread from East to West, with balloons clouding the air in Tokyo and fireworks lighting up London.

World ushers in 2011 with fanfare

Opinion

Palestine: recognising the state

International lawyer and author analyses the quality as well quantity of the states that recognise Palestine.

John V. Whitbeck

by John V. Whitbeck

John V. Whitbeck