India gang rape: Four arrested for attack on teenage girl

Police in the southern Indian city of Bangalore have arrested four men for gang-raping a 17-year-old girl. The girl was allegedly held in a hotel...

Venezuela electoral body suspends referendum drive

Venezuela's electoral authority on Thursday suspended the next phase of a recall referendum against unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, sparking outcry from the opposition who...

Maharashtra orders probe after pesticide poisoning kills farmers

The government in the western state of Maharashtra has ordered a probe after suspected pesticide poisoning killed at least 50 farmers. Journalist Jaideep Hardikar...

Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday,...

UK to trigger EU divorce by end of March

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would trigger the process to leave the EU by the end of March, offering the first...

Islamists attack French church, slit priest’s throat

Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more...

DPRK may have tested hydrogen bomb

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) may have had a failed test of some components of a hydrogen...

Officials fear up to 40 dead in Oakland fire

Authorities said they would work through the night to recover more victims of a deadly fire that raced through a converted warehouse crowded with...

Trump threatens stop to Palestinian aid over Jerusalem row

The US may stop aid payments to Palestinians who are "no long willing to talk peace", President Trump said. On Twitter, Mr Trump said the...

Ghana President slammed over jumbo cabinet

Ghana's main opposition party and radio phone-in callers slammed new President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday for naming an 'elephant size' team of 110 ministers...

At least 58 feared dead in London tower fire

At least 58 people are feared to have died in the fire that engulfed a London tower block this week, police said on Saturday,...

UK says China must “pressure” North Korea on weapons tests

Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK will "redouble" its efforts to curb North Korea's "outrageous" weapons testing regime, but urged China to...

Bernie Sanders wins Alaska, Washington

Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders easily won nominating contests in Alaska and Washington on Saturday, chipping away at front-runner Hillary Clinton's commanding lead in...

Top India Dalit leader quits parliament

One of India's top female politicians and Dalit (formerly untouchable) icon has quit her parliamentary seat. Ms Mayawati, who uses one name, had earlier staged...

UN imposes harsh new sanctions on NK

North Korea faces harsh new U.N. sanctions to starve it of money for its nuclear weapons program following a unanimous Security Council vote on...

More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake...

Austria to deport rejected asylum seekers

VIENNA, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Austrian government will start to repatriate rejected asylum seekers via the army's Hercules transport planes within a month,...

White House plays down Australian PM’s mockery of Trump

The White House on Thursday brushed off news of a leaked video of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull making fun of U.S. President Donald...

Several dead in fishing boat and tanker collision in South Korea

At least 13 people have died after a fishing boat collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea's west coast. Two others were...

Outspoken Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead in Bangalore

A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the south-western state of Karnataka, police say. Gauri Lankesh, 55, was...