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World 19 Aug 2016 | 9:26 AM Premium

7.4-magnitude quake shakes southern Atlantic Ocean

WASHINGTON: A 7.4-magnitude quake shook the southern Atlantic Ocean early Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with an epicenter 195 miles (316 kilometres) from islands hosting British Antarctic research stations.

World 29 Nov 2013 | 6:50 AM Premium

Britain, Argentina in fresh row over drilling in Falklands - media

(Reuters) - Argentina triggered a fresh diplomatic row with Britain on Thursday over the disputed Falkland Islands after the country's Congress passed a law that establishes criminal sanctions for the "illegal exploration" of hydrocarbons in the Argentine continental shelf, according to the Guardian newspaper.

World 11 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Explorers complete Shackleton's epic Antarctic journey

SYDNEY: A team of exhausted but elated explorers successfully recreated Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic survival journey Monday, completing a three-day climb across mountains despite a treacherous blizzard.

World 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Wild weather strands Shackleton adventurers

SYDNEY: Two adventurers attempting to recreate an epic 1916 Antarctic expedition by Ernest Shackleton were Saturday stranded on a plateau above a glacier after wild weather hit the final leg of their journey.

World 09 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fumes at U.S. McDonald's restaurant kill 1, sicken 9

ATLANTA (Reuters) - One woman died and nine others were sickened after breathing toxic fumes in the bathroom of a McDonald's restaurant in south Georgia, authorities said on Thursday.

World 11 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sergeant gets life sentence for killing fellow U.S. soldiers

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A U.S. Army sergeant was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison without parole for the 2008 murders of two fellow soldiers in Iraq.

World 19 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

FEATURE - Caucasus insurgency casts pall over Russian Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Suicide attacks that killed 40 on the Moscow metro last month have fuelled fears Islamists will target the 2014 Winter Olympics, to be staged in the mountain range where the militants have their strongholds.