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Cuba nominates Castro replacement Miguel Díaz-Canel Cuba picks Díaz-Canel to succeed Castro

The National Assembly, Cuba's legislative body, will vote on the nomination but Díaz-Canel is almost certain to be confirmed


More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links

Most of the women sentenced were from Turkey and republics of the former Soviet Union


'Confused' UN envoy Nikki Haley hits back at White House

Trump's UN envoy hits back at White House

Ms Haley is regarded as a major foreign policy figure in the administration, especially since the dismissal of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson


OPCW meets to discuss Skripal nerve agent poisoning OPCW meets to discuss Skripal nerve agent poisoning

The Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was gathering Wednesday at the request of Britain


Taliban bombing kills 5, including Afghan police commander 5 killed in Afghanistan Taliban attack

The Taliban claims responsibility in a statement sent to media


Mahathir says opposition can win with growing Malay support Mahathir says opposition can win with growing Malay support

The nonagenarian Mahathir led Malaysia for 22 years before stepping down in 2003 and is now leading a four-party opposition coalition


21 killed, 12 injured after vehicle carrying marriage party falls off a bridge in India 21 killed as vehicle carrying marriage party falls off a bridge in India

The accident takes place Tuesday night over the Sone river in Sidhi district about 573 km east of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh


Southwest Airlines jet engine 'explosion' leaves woman dead Woman dies in US jet engine 'explosion'

The Boeing 737-700 had been en route from New York's La Guardia airport to Dallas, Texas, with 143 passengers and five crew when the incident happened


Syria 'chemical attack': Investigators await UN green light on Douma Chemical experts await Douma all-clear

OPCW experts have been in Damascus since Saturday


To soften image, Kim Jong Un turns spotlight to sister, wife Kim Jong Un turns spotlight to sister, wife

Kim's younger sister's coming-out party came in February, when she became the first member of the North's Kim dynasty to travel to South Korea



Mike Pompeo, CIA chief, met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – reports CIA director 'met with North Korea's Kim'

The meeting to prepare for direct talks between US President Donald Trump and Mr Kim took place over Easter weekend


At least ten dead as twin storms hit West Bengal; rains lash Odisha, Jharkhand, Goa Ten dead as twin storms hit Kolkata

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted more rainfall in West Bengal while clear and dry weather for Jharkhand and Bihar on Wednesday


Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92 Barbara Bush dies at 92

She was the matriarchal figure of a political dynasty that included two presidents - her husband George HW Bush and son George W Bush


US passenger jet makes emergency landing US passenger jet makes emergency landing

The Southwest Airlines plane was flying from New York's La Guardia airport to Dallas, Texas, with 143 passengers and five crew aboard


Pakistan ex-judge, wife convicted for torturing child servant Pakistan ex-judge, wife convicted for torturing child servant

The case of Tayyaba first made headlines when police rescued her in 2016 from the judge's residence in Islamabad, following complaints from neighbours


UN to launch new Yemen peace roadmap within two months UN to launch new Yemen peace roadmap within two months

The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Huthi rebels


State media report new missile attacks in Syria State media report new missile attacks in Syria

Pentagon denies any American military activity in the area Tuesday


G7 endorses US-led air strikes in Syria G7 endorses US-led air strikes in Syria

The G-7 members say they "remain committed to a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Syria"


Windrush generation: May to meet Caribbean leaders after apology UK PM to meet leaders after Windrush apology

Thousands of people arrived in the UK as children in the first wave of Commonwealth immigration 70 years ago



Sean Hannity unmasked as Trump lawyer's mystery client Fox host unmasked as Trump lawyer client

A judge ruled that Michael Cohen, the president's personal attorney, must reveal the link to Sean Hannity


Rebel groups fight over coca-growing region in Colombia Rival rebel groups clash in Colombia

The governor of a province in north-eastern Colombia has declared a state of emergency over fighting


UK's May tells lawmakers: Syria strikes were legal and moral

Syria strikes were legal and moral: May

May faces down her domestic critics as France's premier defended the "proportionate" response to the use of chemical weapons


Myanmar president grants amnesty to 8,500 prisoners Myanmar president grants amnesty to 8,500 prisoners

It has been granted to 8,490 Myanmar citizens and 51 foreigners


Rohingya lawyer urges UN to refer Myanmar to ICC for crimes Rohingya lawyer urges UN to refer Myanmar to ICC for crimes

The Security Council is scheduled to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh later this month


Reuters wins Pulitzers for Rohingya photography Reuters wins Pulitzers for Rohingya photography

The Reuters photography staff was honored for images of the violence endured by the Rohingya



Brisbane house fire: Three dead after 'explosion', police say Three die in Australia fire after 'blast'

Authorities find the bodies of two women and a man after flames engulfed the home in Brisbane early on Tuesday morning


Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site Chemical inspectors to be allowed in Syria's Douma

The international team has been in the country since Saturday, but has not been allowed to visit Douma


Macron, Trudeau deepen 'bromance' in Paris Macron, Trudeau deepen 'bromance' in Paris

Trudeau and Macron's first meeting as leaders come in May last year


Iraq executes 11 convicted of 'terrorism': ministry Iraq executes 11 convicted of 'terrorism': ministry

The executions are the first since the beginning of the year in Iraq


China steps up campaign against espionage China steps up campaign against espionage

Informants to be rewarded for discovering espionage equipment


Saddam hanged, mystery lives Saddam hanged, mystery lives

The place of his mausoleum turns into a richly-adorned pilgrimage site


Barbara Bush 'in failing health' won't seek further treatment Barbara Bush 'in failing health'

She gained a reputation for toughness, wry humor and straight-speaking


Moscow vows 'not to interfere' in OPCW's work in Syria
Moscow vows 'not to interfere' in OPCW's work in Syria

Moscow vows not to interfere in the work of a fact-finding mission sent to Syria by OPCW


Ankara hits back over Macron comments on Russia-Turkey split Ankara hits back over Macron comments

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag insisted that Turkish policy on Syria was independent of other nations


39 killed in accidents during Sri Lankan New Year 39 killed in accidents during Sri Lankan New Year

The accidents were mainly due to drunk driving and speeding


Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump 'morally unfit to be president' Trump is 'morally unfit' for office: Comey

The ex-FBI chief says in a TV interview that Mr Trump treats women like "meat" and "lies constantly"


US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria's Assad  US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria's Assad

Russia has military forces, including air defenses, in several areas of Syria to support Assad in his long war against anti-government rebels


Syria air strikes: Macron says he convinced Trump not to pull out troops Macron 'convinced Trump to stay in Syria'

France's president also says he convinced his US ally to limit recent strikes to chemical sites


Brazil's ex-leader still leads in polls after arrest Brazil's ex-leader still leads in polls after arrest

At least 30 percent of those polled say they back da Silva. That's down from 34 to 37 percent under various scenarios in January

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