Maldives opposition slams decision by Elections Commission

The Joint Opposition in the Maldives condemned the Maldives Elections Commission in the strongest possible terms, after the Elections Commission announced that all political...

Absolute monarch renames Swaziland as “Kingdom of eSwatini”

The king of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarch, has changed the name of his country to the "Kingdom of eSwatini" to mark the 50th...

Former US first lady Barbara Bush has died aged 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, died on Tuesday, the...

Algeria military plane crash near Algiers kills 257

An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say. The aircraft came down just after taking off from...

Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her home town in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by...

China’s space lab set for fiery re-entry to Earth this weekend

China's defunct space lab, Tiangong-1, should fall to Earth over the weekend. At over 10m in length and weighing more than 8 tonnes, it is...

Russia says it expelled 60 US diplomats in tit-for-tat measure

Russia has expelled 60 US diplomats and closed the St Petersburg consulate in a tit-for-tat response to US action over a spy poisoning case...

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants. Ms Yousafzai, now aged 20...

Carabobo fire: Scores feared dead in Venezuela police station cells

A fire at a police station in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, in Carabobo State, has killed at least five prisoners in holding cells. However,...

Houston officer kills unarmed man walking with trousers down

A US police officer shot dead an unarmed man walking in traffic with his trousers down, and his family says it looks like "premeditated...

Beckham visits Indonesia to meet children tackling violence and bullying

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham travelled to Indonesia this week to meet children who have experienced classroom violence and bullying, and to see how...

China and N Korea confirm Kim Jong-un visit to Beijing

After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has visited China. The visit, confirmed by China and North Korea,...

Mai Khoi, Vietnam activist singer, detained after Europe tour

Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi was detained in Hanoi on her return home from a European tour. She was held for eight hours and...

‘North Korean train’ in Beijing fuels rumours of Kim Jong-un visit

A train believed to be carrying a senior North Korean official has arrived in Beijing, Japanese media report. Bloomberg news said the visitor was North...

Australian Prime Minister condemns Russian ‘recklessness’ in UK

Australia has strongly backed the expulsion of Russian diplomats by the US and European countries following the poisoning of a Russian spy in the...

Malaysian Government seeks 10 year-jail terms for ‘fake news’

Malaysia's government has proposed new legislation to combat "fake news", with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison. Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, those...

Russia fire: Children caught in deadly Kemerovo mall blaze

At least 48 people have died in a fire that tore through a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo. A...

Stormy Daniels ‘told to leave Trump alone’ over affair claims

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, says she was threatened to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump...

Russia and Taliban deny US claims of working together

Russia and the Taliban have separately rejected comments made by the head of US forces in Afghanistan that Moscow has been supporting, and even...

Japan’s PM Abe apologizes amid cronyism scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings in a slump amid a suspected cronyism scandal and cover-up, apologized again on Sunday for causing anxiety...