Hurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islands

Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen...

Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief

In a major shake-up of the Vatican's administration on Saturday, Pope Francis replaced Catholicism's top theologian, a conservative German cardinal who has been at...

Congress ups firepower in Rajya Sabha

In a bid to add to its firepower in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress has nominated the former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram (from Maharashtra)...

Migrants linked to crimes in Germany

Migrants in Germany committed or tried to commit some 69,000 crimes in the first quarter of 2016, according to a police report that could...

Tunisia protests: Reforms announced after days of unrest

The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, reacting to days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. Protests broke out ahead of Sunday's seventh...

France’s Macron seen winning presidential vote

Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election next month ahead of far-right leader...

About 60 dead Rohingya Muslims dead after boat overturned

About 60 people are now believed to have died when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh, the UN...

US to de-emphasize human rights concerns in some countries

The United States will de-emphasize human rights concerns in some of its interactions with other countries, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said according...

Three more arrested in Brussels over attacks

Belgian police arrested three more people on Friday as investigations into Tuesday's suicide bombings by Islamist militants in Brussels threw up more links to...

Trump’s former campaign manager accused of sexual assault

A US singer has filed a sexual assault claim against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. Joy Villa says Mr Lewandowski hit her...

Malaysia says talks on with North Korea for return of nine citizens

Malaysia said talks were underway on Monday for the release of nine citizens stranded in North Korea by a travel ban, while its defense...

Fiji begins cleanup after ferocious cyclone

Residents of Fiji were beginning to clean up and assess the damage Sunday after a ferocious cyclone tore through the Pacific island chain overnight...

Colombia’s president extends ceasefire with FARC

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday extended his ceasefire with Marxist FARC rebels through the end of the year as he seeks to...

China conducts ‘combat patrols’ over contested islands

China's air force sent bombers and fighter jets on "combat patrols" near contested islands in the South China Sea, in a move a senior...

Burundi first to leave International Criminal Court amid row

Burundi has become the first country to withdraw its membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC). It accused the ICC of deliberately targeting Africans for...

South Korea to hold meeting on Malaysia killing

South Korea's prime minister will preside over a national security council meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the suspected murder of the North Korean...

Obama speaks up for protester

President Barack Obama chastised supporters at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Friday, as tensions spiked when a...

California mayor charged in youth camp strip poker scandal

The mayor of Stockton, California, was arrested on Thursday on a felony eavesdropping charge stemming from a strip poker game he is accused of...

Brazil prison riot kills at least 56

A prison riot has left at least 56 dead, with decapitated bodies thrown over prison walls in the bloodiest violence in more than two...

IS attacks oil installations in Libya

TRIPOLI, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Islamic State (IS) militants on Thursday attacked Libya's oil storage tanks in eastern Ras Lanuf oil field, media reports...