NATO, Japan to strengthen ties amid ‘historic’ threat

Japan and NATO plan to further strengthen their partnership over shared concerns about Russia’s growing military co-operation with China.

Italy faces attacks by global anarchists: minister

International anarchists backing jailed militant Alfredo Cospito are being “mobilised against the Italian state,” Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani says.

Pakistan mosque blast death toll rises to 100

Officials say 100 people, mostly policemen, have been killed after the bombing of a mosque in Peshawar.

Ambulance staff in England set to strike

A union says thousands of ambulance workers in England will take part in strike action on February 10 in a dispute over pay and staffing.

Norway’s wealth fund posts record $233 billion loss

After years of soaring profits, Norway’s wealth fund has ended up a staggering $A233 billion in the red as Ukraine, inflation and rate hikes took their toll.

Pakistan blames ‘security lapse’ for mosque blast

Pakistani police are investigating how a suicide bomber was able to reach a mosque in a high-security compound, while officials acknowledge a “security lapse”.

Death toll from Pakistan mosque bombing rises to 83

The death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has risen to 83.