Spain's coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals.
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Nearly half of the 400 people known to have died in a mudslide and flooding on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown have already been buried, health officials say.
LondonAppss iconic Big Ben, the bell inside a clock tower by the Houses of Parliament, will fall silent next Monday for the next four years, due to conservation work.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam but will hold off, state media said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, state media says.
Seventeen people have been killed and eight wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says.
Witnesses were quoted as saying that three gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant.
The South American trading bloc Mercosur has condemned President Trump for saying he was considering military action in the Venezuela crisis.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck west of Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Sunday (Aug 13) but there was no tsunami risk, seismologists said as panicked residents fled their homes.
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US President Donald Trump on Friday said a military option against North Korea was "locked and loaded," his latest salvo in an escalating war of words with Pyongyang's nuclear-armed regime.
CNN has parted company with a conservative commentator after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a prominent liberal critic.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has said his nation is prepared to join a conflict against North Korea if the United States comes under attack.
A coach has crashed into the wall of a tunnel in China, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13, state media report.
North Korea says its plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will soon be ready, as a war of words with Washington intensifies.
North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam.
Paris attack: Six French soldiers injured after being 'deliberately' hit by BMW in suspected terror attack 1418
Six French soldiers have been injured after a car slammed into them before speeding off in a suspected terror attack in Paris.
A deadly salmonella outbreak linked to papaya fruits has infected more than 100 people in the United States.
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 13 people and injured scores more in China's south-western province of Sichuan.
North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make "the US pay a price" for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme.
(WARRI, Nigeria) — Authorities in Nigeria say at least 11 people are dead and others were critically wounded when gunmen attacked a church in southeastern Nigeria.
Thousands of Brazilian army troops raided Rio de Janeiro slums in a pre-dawn crackdown on crime gangs on Saturday, leaving parts of the city looking like a war zone on the first anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Games.
The United States entered into negotiations with China a month ago on the new resolution after Pyongyang launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4, which was followed by a second test on July 28.
US officials say they have suspended a search and rescue operation for three marines missing after their aircraft crashed off the Australian coast.
A large fire has ripped through a residential skyscraper in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates - for the second time in two years.
Hundreds of people have reportedly been fleeing a town in eastern Saudi Arabia after weeks of clashes between the security forces and armed men.
The Brazilian Congress has voted not to put President Michel Temer on trial for corruption.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a "full-scale trade war" against Moscow.
Archaeologists at Cambodia's celebrated Angkor Wat temple complex have unearthed a large statue believed to date back to the late 12th century.
Gunfire has been heard after several explosions in the Afghan capital, Kabul, reportedly near the Iraqi embassy, police say.
Electoral officials in Venezuela say turnout in the controversial election for a constituent assembly was 41.5%, a figure disputed by the opposition.
The United States is slapping Iran with new ballistic missiles sanctions in response to its launch of a satellite-carrying rocket into space a day earlier.
North Korea launched a ballistic missile Friday night which flew longer than any of its previous missiles and landed in the ocean off Japan, according to officials from Japan, South Korea and the United States.
The At least 54 people have been injured, one seriously, after a train crashed at a station in the Spanish city of Barcelona, officials now say.
Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime minister of Pakistan following a decision by the country's Supreme Court to disqualify him from office.
Iran says it has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, days after the US imposed new economic sanctions on Tehran over its ballistic missile programme.
When President Donald Trump sent a series of tweets Wednesday morning announcing that transgender people would no longer be able to serve openly in the military, waves of shock and sadness struck the transgender community. Some of those who reacted most intensely were transgender veterans, many of whom had to hide their gender identity while in uniform and had come to hope that they were the last generation who would have to do so.
North Korea threatened to launch a nuclear strike "at the heart of the U.S." if it sees signs that Washington is trying to remove Kim Jong Un as the country's leader, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
The Republican-led House has decisively approved legislation that hits Russia with additional financial sanctions.
The UN's refugee agency has accused Australia of reneging on an agreement to reunite some refugees with relatives already living in the nation.
Israel is removing metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem and will use less obtrusive surveillance instead.
The new US special representative for Ukraine says Washington is actively reviewing whether to send weapons to help those fighting against Russian-backed rebels.
A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 24 people, officials said.
According to the Afghan interior ministry spokesman, at least 42 were also injured in the blast.
Two Jordanians have been killed and an Israeli wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan's capital Amman, according to a local security source.
The two Jordanians were working for a furniture firm and entered the embassy before the shooting, police say.
Afghan troops have been killed as US planes fired on them in the southern Helmand province, the US military says.
Three Israeli civilians have been stabbed to death in a settlement near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
The spokesman for US President Donald Trump's personal legal team has resigned, media reports say.
Mark Corallo was a spokesman for Marc Kasowitz, who is defending Mr Trump in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in last year's election.
A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say.
The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said.
A Brazilian judge has ordered assets belonging to the country's former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to be frozen following his conviction for corruption.
Veteran US Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is reviewing treatment options, according to his office.
Suspected Boko Haram fighters have been "brutally tortured" by security forces in Cameroon, a rights group says.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has said he will seek answers from US authorities over the "inexplicable" death of a woman shot by a policeman.
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