The US government has announced plans to phase out privately-run prisons after an inquiry found they were less safe and no cheaper than public jails.
An activist in Zimbabwe offered police flowers as a peace gesture after protests turned violent – only to get the same treatment meted out to others the previous…
The United Nations says it intervened on humanitarian grounds to help South Sudan’s former vice president and opposition leader in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of…
Thousands of migrant construction workers – abandoned by their employers in filthy desert camps in Saudi Arabia amid the kingdom’s economic slump – say they will not accept a government offer of free
At least 14 people are reported dead – mostly police and soldiers – and around 300 injured after three bomb blasts in Turkey’s southeast.
Dianmu, a slow-moving and not particularly strong storm, is expected to cause heavy rainfall over parts of Guangdong, Hainan and Jiangxi provinces.
Four US swimmers who said they were robbed at gunpoint made up the story police say to cover up a vandalism incident.
A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus.
Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.
Dry, hot and windy conditions continue to drive the Blue Cut wildfire in Southern California
Thousands welcomed home gold medal hero Joseph Schooling after he won Singapore's first ever gold medal by beating none other than the great Michael Phelps in 100-metre butterfly final.
Extremist Islamic cleric StateAnjem Choudary has been convicted of exhorting people to support so-called Islamic State, but why was he given a platform by parts of Britain's media for years?
Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.
Chis Boardman is the latest BBC commentator to be accused of sexism at the Rio Olympic Games.
His comments came after Laura Trott won her second
Flames can be seen shooting from A330's port engine
Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today
Security forces in Zimbabwe have broken up an anti-government protest in the capital, Harare.
Hundreds of dog owners have had their pets blessed in the Bolivian city of El Alto as part of Saint Roch’s Day – named after the patron saint of dogs.
It is thought to be the world’s largest aircraft.
Protesters and supporters of Kashmiri separatist groups in Indian-controlled Kashmir have marched on the United Nation’s office in Srinagar, demanding the UN intervene in the Kashmir…
At least six people have been killed and nearly 200 wounded in two seperate car bomb blasts in Turkey.
Thailand’s military government has announced that 15 people are being detained a week after a series of bombings in the south of the country.