Notorious former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe dies

Notorious former Zimbabwe prime minister Robert Mugabe has died aged 95. After widespread reports the President of the African republic Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa confirmed the...

Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill that sparked months-long protests

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam formally withdrew an extradition bill on Wednesday that has sparked month of protests and plunged the territory into its biggest political...

Texas shooting leaves 5 dead and at least 21 injured

Five people were killed and at least 21 others were injured in a brazen daylight drive-by mass shooting in the West Texas cities of...

Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

A bomb exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 63 people and wounding more than 180. Witnesses told the BBC a...

Pakistan downgrades diplomatic relations with India

Pakistan has decided to downgrade diplomatic relations with India, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo quoted the Press Information Department of the Government of...

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passes away

Senior BJP leader and Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, 67, passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday night...

Gunman kills 20 in rampage at Walmart store in Texas

A gunman armed with a rifle killed 20 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday and wounded more than two dozen...

As Sri Lanka debates death penalty US to execute convicts

While Sri Lanka debates a decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to impliment the death penalty on selected convicts the US Government has ordered the...

Boris Johnson becomes UK’s new Prime Minister

Boris Johnson said he wanted to "change the country for the better" after he became the UK's new Prime Pinister. Speaking outside No 10, he...

Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and UK PM

Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK Prime Minister. He beat Jeremy...

Ousted President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi dies in court

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt’s modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in...

Eleven killed in mass shooting in US state of Virginia

Eleven people were killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at a Government building in the US state of Virginia on Friday,...

Arrest warrant issued for Myanmar firebrand monk Wirathu

Myanmar police issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday (May 28) for an ultra-nationalist monk known as the "Buddhist Bin Laden" for his vitriol against...

Joko Widodo re-elected as Indonesian President

Joko Widodo has been re-elected as Indonesia's president after last month's vote, beating former general Prabowo Subianto. The result was released a day ahead of...

Australia’s ruling coalition elected to surprise third term

Australia's conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised "quiet Australians" for delivering his party a "miracle" election victory on Saturday after his Labor challenger conceded...

China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs

Chinese authorities are using a mobile app to carry out illegal mass surveillance and arbitrary detention of Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang region. The Human Rights...

Peru’s former President kills himself ahead of arrest

Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations. García was rushed...

Iconic Notre Dame damaged in major fire

Notre Dame caught fire, with the flames engulfing the upper part of the cathedral and causing the spire to collapse. A major operation was under...

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested in London

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, the BBC reported. Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago...

Three killed, nine injured in shooting in Dutch city of Utrecht

Three people have been killed and several wounded in a shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht, a police spokesperson said. A witness told local...