French authorities have confiscated the passports of six citizens allegedly planning to travel to Syria. It marks the first such travel ban under new
Two malls in Paris have ramped up security after threats made in a video by Somali-militant group Al-Shabaab to attack shopping centres in the West
A profile of Greece's new finance minister, who led his country's negotiations in the recent Eurogroup talks.
Once again the Volvo Ocean race is dishing up a tight battle within the remaining six-boat fleet. Leg four started in Sanya in China and will finish
A petrol tanker carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel has crashed and caught fire on a motorway in New Jersey, USA. The driver managed to escape from
A ten-metre wide sinkhole has appeared in a street in suburban Naples after heavy rains and a burst underground water pipe caused the ground to give
Liberia has reopened its land border with Sierra Leone after several months of closure. The move is a sign things are returning to normal following
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have fought off an attack by ISIL militants in the Iraqi town of Guwair on Sunday. The town which lies 25km southwest of
Former British Foreign Minister and Labour MP Jack Straw has been caught in secret filming apparently offering his influence to a fictitious Chinese
After 11 straight wins in all competitions Barcelona finally came unstuck, but surprisingly at home at the Camp Nou and by Malaga. This shock result
The Syrian government has denounced Turkey’s operation to remove the remains of Suleyman Shah – the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire
The International Olympic Committee has begun a week-long visit to Rio to inspect venues ahead of next year’s summer games. The delegation includes a
A nuclear power contract agreed between Hungary and Russia is being probed by EU officials. Regulators said on Monday that they are examining the
Elite forces from the West begin to train the new five-nation African Union coalition with fresh boost in efforts to defeat Boko Haram.
Prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah has been sentenced to five years in jail by an Egyptian court for breaking protest laws, branded repressive by
Men in Istanbul took to the streets dressed in miniskirts on Saturday to protest violence against women after a woman was stabbed and beaten to death
Once a year tinsel town dons its finest garb and traipses down the red carpet for the star-studded Academy Awards. Women face running the gauntlet of
A gas explosion at a market in the Honduras capital of Tegucigalpa killed an infant and injured at least 80 people. Civilians could be seen trying to
Actors pose for cameras during the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday (February 22) in Hollywood, California
This video posted on a social media website on Sunday (February 22) shows the moment a deadly blast struck a rally in Kharkiv that was being held to
It is big, bright, brash – and only in Brazil. The curtain came down on the iconic Rio Carnival on Sunday night with the traditional parade of
The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in Bangladesh has risen to at least 70 including many women and children.
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A by-election in Hungary has dealt a blow to Prime Minister Viktor Orban who’s faced accusations of being power hungry. His governing Fidesz party