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In one of the worst accidents in Scottish mountaineering history four people, two men and two women, have died in an avalanche. The party of six
Heavy snow and cold, wintery conditions continue to sweep across parts of Europe, with the promise of more to follow by weather forecasters
Algerian security forces say they have captured five Islamic militants still alive in the In Amenas gas plant, but that three more are on the
Jan Matura of the Czech Republic sealed his second ski jumping win in as many days in Japan on Sunday after again leaping to the top of the podium in
Felix Neureuther wrapped up the weekend’s world cup action at the Swiss resort of Wengen on Sunday by winning the men’s slalom race.
The German was
Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for a second term as US President, from the Blue Room at the White House in Washington.
Viktoria Rebensburg – the 2010 giant slalom Olympic champion – defied the challenging weather conditions to win a world cup Super G race in the
French and Malian forces are now gathering in Niono, south of Diabaly in Mali, where according to reports from fleeing civilians a number of Islamic
Megaupload’s founder Kim Dotcom has launched a new file-sharing website, a year to the day his old company, was shut down.
He says the new venture
More than thousand protesters gathered outside the Georgian president’s residence in Tblisi on Sunday calling for his resignation. Monday will mark
Unlike civilians, the Israeli military won’t get a day off for the country’s general election on Tuesday.
So instead soldiers were allowed to vote
True to their word, Colombia’s FARC guerillas have called off their two-month unilateral ceasefire.
Last November the FARC, which has been fighting
On an old Celtic family bible, US Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in for a second term on Sunday at his official residence.
Sonia Sotomayor is
Supporters of gun rights are staging rallies at state capitol buildings across the United States. They are demanding that the government not impinge
Germany’s governing centre-right coalition is looking to reverse a series of 12 poor state election results which has seen them lose power in four of
Frenchman Cyril Despres won his fifth Dakar Rally title in the bike category on Saturday.
The KTM rider took a sizeable lead into the 14th and
New details are emerging about the four-day hostage crisis at an Algeria gas facility. Amateur footage appears to show burnt out vehicles following
As Algerian TV reported that the bodies of 25 more hostages had been discovered inside the gas plant on Sunday, workers’ families were still awaiting
With the aim of promoting peace and social harmony, more than 40,000 people formed a human chain in Mumbai, covering 45 kilometres.
He is one of the most respected and influential foreign policy veterans in Washington: Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser under President
Rallies have been held across America to defend the right to own firearms in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
The protests come after New York
One of a few European countries with a compulsory military service, Austria is holding a referendum today on whether to move to a professional
As President Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term on Monday, he found time to help spruce up a Washington elementary school as part
French and African leaders have called on other world powers to provide funding and logistical support in the battle for Mali.
A coalition of
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping for a victory for her CDU party in Lower Saxony.
She has been in the region to show her support for David
Thousands of anti-racism protesters have rallied in the streets of the Greek capital.
The march follows the stabbing of 27-year old Pakistani
The Algerian government has announced that a four-day hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas plant is over.
Algiers has said that 23 hostages and 32