• Boy, 12, shot dead by police after waving toy gun

    Boy, 12, shot dead by police after waving toy gun

      A 12-year-old boy said to have been waving a fake semi-automatic pistol in a playground has died after he was shot by police in a Cleveland park. The incident has sparked public outrage. He was reportedly pointing a gun at people in the park. A...

  • Candidates vote in Tunisia

    Candidates vote in Tunisia

    Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, standing for re-election, cast his vote in the country's first direct presidential election since the 2011 revolution that ended the regime of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Nearly 30 presidential candidates are...

  • Iran nuclear talks may be extended

    The US and five other countries trying to reach a nuclear programme deal with Iran are set to extend the talks, according to diplomats. Officials taking part in the meeting in Austria are said to be turning away from attempting to reach an...

  • 550 Germans 'joined extremists'

    550 Germans 'joined extremists'

    The head of Germany's intelligence agency has said authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, about 60 of whom have died. The figure given by Hans-Georg Maassen in an...

  • Baby boy abandoned in Sydney drain

    Baby boy abandoned in Sydney drain

    Police in Australia have questioned but not charged a 30-year-old woman whose newborn baby boy was found abandoned today in a drain near a Sydney motorway. The baby, who is only a few days old, is in a serious but stable condition in Sydney's...

  • Protest art in danger

    Protest art in danger

    Much of the art work that has come to represent the pro democracy movement in Hong Kong is in jeaopardy of being removed. Julie Noce reports.

  • Mariachis celebrate patron saint

    Mariachis celebrate patron saint

    Mexican mariachi musicians march to honour patron saint of music. Julie Noce reports.

  • Birds around the world take flight

    Birds around the world take flight

    An imperial eagle equipped with a camera spreads its wings over London. It's just one of the many birds making headlines in this week's "animal roundup". Jillian Kitchener reports.

  • Plague in Madagascar kills 40 people

    Plague in Madagascar kills 40 people

      An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 cases in Madagascar since late August, the World Health Organization says.  The World Health Organization fears the disease will spread rapidly in the capital. The bacterial disease is...

  • Ex-Portuguese PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

    Ex-Portuguese PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

    Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister José Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the Prosecutor General’s office said yesterday. The arrest, the first...

  • US happy with oil deal between Iraq, Kurdistan region

    US happy with oil deal between Iraq, Kurdistan region

    US Vice President Joe Biden welcomed an agreement between Iraq’s central government and its northern Kurdistan region over the management of oil exports, a step forward in a feud that has threatened the unity of Iraq. In a speech in Istanbul...

  • IS kills 25 Iraqis near Ramadi – officials

    Islamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during an assault on a provincial capital west of Baghdad, officials said yesterday, in revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists. They said the bodies of the men...

  • Kenyan bus attack kills 28

    Kenyan bus attack kills 28

    Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for yesterday’s dawn attack on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack through its radio station in Somalia,...

  • West seen easing demands on Iran’s atom bomb deal

    West seen easing demands on Iran’s atom bomb deal

    World powers will press Iran to cease stonewalling a UN atomic bomb investigation as part of a wider nuclear accord, but will likely stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran to avoid killing an historic...

  • Italy expects no further demands to correct Budget

    Italy does not expect any more requests from the European Commission to change its 2015 Budget to meet European rules on debt reduction, Italy’s top official on EU policy said yesterday. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s government has already...

  • Two Britons die fighting for IS in Syria

    Two British men have reportedly been killed fighting for Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Abu Abdullah al Habashi, 21, and Abu Dharda, 20, both from London, are thought to have died in the Syrian border town of Kobani. Kurdish fighters have been...

  • Man held by anti-terror police

    A man has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism, police said. The 19-year-old from Coventry was held at Heathrow Airport at 3pm on Friday, West Midlands police said. A spokesman said: “He was detained by officers...

  • Lavrov accuses West of seeking regime change

    Lavrov accuses West of seeking regime change

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West yesterday of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek “regime change”in Russia. His comments stepped up Moscow’s war of words with the United States and the European...

  • Strong quake in western China

    A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China yesterday, killing at least one person, injuring 15 others and causing at least two homes to collapse, officials and state media said. The US Geological Survey said...

  • Anti-Nazi demonstration

    Anti-Nazi demonstration

    Protesters take part in an anti-Nazi demonstration in Berlin’s Landsberger Allee, yesterday.