Obama pushes for more Zika funding in US Obama pushes for more Zika funding in US

President Barack Obama has criticised the US Congress for failing to back his request for a $1.9bn (£1.25bn)…


Armed man shot outside White House Armed man shot outside White House

The Secret Service has shot an armed man outside the White House, according to US officials.  …


Smoke detected before EgyptAir crash Smoke detected before EgyptAir crash

There were smoke alerts inside the cabin of the EgyptAir passenger plane before it crashed in the Mediterranean…


Russia urges joint action with US against Syria's al-Qaida Russia urges joint action with US against Syria's al-Qaida

MOSCOW: The Russian defense minister proposed on Friday that Russia and the US-led coalition launch…


Iraqi protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone, shooting erupts Iraqi protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone, shooting erupts

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces have fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as hundreds of protesters…


Hong Kong's City University sports hall roof collapsed Hong Kong's City University sports hall roof collapsed

The roof of a sports hall at a university in Hong Kong collapsed on Friday, injuring three people.  …


Rajasthan city hits 51 degrees, setting new heat record Rajasthan city hits 51 degrees, setting new heat record

A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51 degrees Celsius…


Genoa maritime museum seeks possession of Columbus letter Genoa maritime museum seeks possession of Columbus letter

A state maritime museum in Christopher Columbus' birthplace of Genoa has asked Italy's culture…


German history museum explores 6 decades of immigration German history museum explores 6 decades of immigration

Germany's main national history museum is exploring six decades of immigration into the country,…


Golden ring, chain found hidden in Holocaust victim's mug Golden ring, chain found hidden in Holocaust victim's mug

WARSAW: A spokesman for the Auschwitz Museum says a Polish-made golden ring and chain have been found…


Boats deliver aid, pick up sick in flooded Sri Lanka capital Boats deliver aid, pick up sick in flooded Sri Lanka capital

Hundreds of small boats navigated deep floodwaters that have inundated thousands of homes in the Sri…


Only 11 of 28 EU nations meet anti-smoking reform deadline Only 11 of 28 EU nations meet anti-smoking reform deadline

The European Union says that only 11 of 28 nations have fully adopted tough anti-smoking rules that…


Plane wreckage found near Alexandria: Egypt army Plane wreckage found near Alexandria: Egypt army

Egyptian air and naval forces have found some of the passengers' "personal belongings"…


Sherpa from Connecticut climbs Everest record 7th time Sherpa from Connecticut climbs Everest record 7th time

Expedition organizers say a 42-year-old convenience store worker from Connecticut has scaled Mount Everest…


Missing 134 feared dead in Sri Lanka mudslide Missing 134 feared dead in Sri Lanka mudslide

Sri Lankan teams searching for scores of people missing after a landslide fear there may be no more…


Ecuador bank lost $12m to another world banking ‘hack’ Ecuador bank lost $12m to another world banking ‘hack’

A little-noticed lawsuit details a hacking attack similar to one that stole $81 million from Bangladesh’s…



Paris Attacks Suspect Salah Abdeslam Faces Judges' Questions Paris Attacks Suspect Salah Abdeslam Faces Judges' Questions

The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November's Paris attacks faced questioning…


Pakistani police kill 14 alleged al-Qaida militants Pakistani police kill 14 alleged al-Qaida militants

Pakistani authorities say police acting on intelligence killed 14 al-Qaida members and other militants…


Israeli defense minister announces resignation Israeli defense minister announces resignation

Israel's defense minister has announced his resignation, citing a lack of 'trust' in Prime…


German Man Claims To Have Found Hitler's Hidden Nazi Nukes German Man Claims To Have Found Hitler's Hidden Nazi Nukes

A hobby historian has claimed to have found Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's nuclear bombs in an underground…


14 Indians Charged With US Immigration Fraud 14 Indians Charged With US Immigration Fraud

New York:  Fourteen people of Indian descent are among 19 charged with involvement in visa fraud…


Death Toll in Sri Lanka rains rises to 63 Death Toll in Sri Lanka rains rises to 63

The toll in the torrential rains and landslides in Sri Lanka on Friday rose to 63, the Disaster Management…


First manned flight in 1891 or 1903? First manned flight in 1891 or 1903?

Was the first manned flight in 1891 or in 1903? The question will be rekindled at next month's Berlin…


Indian climber dies on world's fourth-highest peak Indian climber dies on world's fourth-highest peak

A Nepali sherpa guide fell 2,000 metres to his death Thursday while guiding Indian soldiers in an attempt…


Clumsy teenage boys 'can blame brain' Clumsy teenage boys 'can blame brain'

Scientists have come up with an explanation for why some teenage boys go through a clumsy phase.  …


Second Chibok girl rescued Second Chibok girl rescued

A second schoolgirl from the more than 200 seized in the Nigerian town of Chibok has been found, the…


Taiwan's first female president sworn in Taiwan's first female president sworn in

Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as the new president of Taiwan, the island's first female leader.…


EgyptAir flight mystery investigated EgyptAir flight mystery investigated

A major investigation is under way after an EgyptAir passenger jet disappeared over the Mediterranean.…


EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island

Wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos, Egyptian aviation…


1st World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul May 23-24 1st World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul May 23-24

Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, has urged…


NATO formally invites Montenegro as 29th member NATO formally invites Montenegro as 29th member

Over Russia's angry objections, NATO agreed Thursday to expand for only the seventh time in its…


Eiffel Tower to be turned into a Euro 2016 rental apartment Eiffel Tower to be turned into a Euro 2016 rental apartment

Four lucky competition winners are set to be the first people in history to use the Eiffel Tower as…


1st Chibok girl to escape Boko Haram to be feted in Nigeria 1st Chibok girl to escape Boko Haram to be feted in Nigeria

The first Chibok teenager to escape from Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest stronghold is expected to be…


Turkish technocrat nominated to become new prime minister Turkish technocrat nominated to become new prime minister

Turkey's governing party on Thursday formally tapped Binali Yildirim as its candidate to lead the…


Oxygen tanks explode at US military base in South Korea Oxygen tanks explode at US military base in South Korea

More than 20 oxygen tanks exploded at a U.S. military base in South Korea on Thursday, triggering a…


Donald Trump calls Egyptair crash 'another terrorist attack' Donald Trump calls Egyptair crash 'another terrorist attack'

WASHINGTON:  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is weighing in on the crash…


Terror of Sri Lankan landslides: 'All I could do was scream' Terror of Sri Lankan landslides: 'All I could do was scream'

Elangapitiya:  Heavy rains today pounded the central Sri Lankan region where at least three villages…


Indian PM Modi’s personal website now live on Facebook Instant Articles Indian PM Modi’s personal website now live on Facebook Instant Articles

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website — http://www.narendramodi.in —…


United States gifts atomic bomb images to Hiroshima museum United States gifts atomic bomb images to Hiroshima museum

Washington: Days after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an Army leader…

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