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Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr bloc wins Iraq elections Shia cleric's bloc wins Iraq elections

Final results released by the electoral commission give his Saeroun bloc 54 seats, with current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in third place with 42


8 killed in blasts at cricket match in eastern Afghanistan 8 killed at Afghanistan cricket match attack

Around 45 others have been wounded at the sports stadium late Friday night in the provincial capital of Jalalabad


Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat Luxury goods seized from Najib's flat

Mahathir, 92, reopened a probe into 1MDB after leading an opposition alliance to victory in the May 9 polls


Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive (Video)

3 survivors after airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba (Video)

The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport


More than 100 die in Havana air crash (Video) More than 100 die in Havana air crash (Video)

Radio Havana Cuba says on Twitter that the plane came down on the "highway" between Boyeros and Havana, near the airport


Three rescued alive from Cuba airliner crash: state media Three rescued alive from Cuba airliner crash: state media

"There has been an unfortunate aviation accident. The news is not very promising, it seems that there is a high number of victims," Diaz-Canel says


Princes Harry and William greet fans on eve of royal wedding Princes Harry and William greet fans

The couple are spending the night apart, each staying in a luxury hotel close to the castle where they will take their vows


Cuban plane 113 on board crashes in Havana Many feared dead as Cuban plane crashes

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who went to visit the scene, said there was a "high number" of casualties


10 killed in Texas' Santa Fe High School shooting Santa Fe High School shooting leaves 10 dead

SantaFe is a city of about 13,000 people roughly 20 miles northwest of Galveston and 30 miles southeast of Houston, the school has about 1400 students


Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest

Ethnic Sherpas from the valleys around Everest becomes synonymous with high altitude climbing


Pakistan-India border gunbattle leaves nine dead Pakistan-India border gunbattle leaves nine dead

The prime minister is to inaugurate a hydropower station near the disputed border


Malaysia anti-graft body summons ex-PM Najib for questioning Malaysia anti-graft body summons ex-PM Najib for questioning

The new government reopened a probe into 1MDB, which is being investigated abroad, after the shocking electoral defeat last week of Najib's coalition


Israel builds 'missile net' on border to protect airport Israel builds 'missile net' on border to protect airport

Israel builds a unique "missile net" to defend a new airport


France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons France freezes company assets

The businesses include Sigmatec and the Al Mahrous Group, both based in Damascus


Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief

The special UN session comes after six weeks of mass protests and clashes along the Gaza border

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