A Philippine mayor accused of drug trafficking was killed along with nine bodyguards in a shoot-out with police Friday, authorities said, hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime.
As the bulldozers clear the remaining shacks at the "Jungle" camp, the thousands of migrants moved out to shelters around France are facing an uncertain welcome from their new hosts.
With an economic crisis in neighbouring Russia and growing uncertainty in Europe, the hordes of migrant workers from ex-Soviet Moldova face a huge dilemma: whether to return home to grim prospects or ride out tough times abroad.
There was no relief for residents in Italy's quake-centre on Friday, where survivors with their nerves frayed by hundreds of aftershocks were packing up their few belongings and moving to the Adriatic coast.Following two powerful 6.1 and 5.
Leaders of the Great Lakes region called Thursday for the UN peacekeeping force in strife-torn DR Congo to be bolstered, as fears rise of an upsurge in violence linked to delayed presidential polls.
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Russia on Thursday dismissed as "unconvincing" the findings of a UN-led investigation showing that Syrian forces had carried out three chemical attacks, and said no sanctions should be imposed.
Pope Francis offers hope for change in the Catholic Church on a range of moral issues -- but there's a long way to go, say the female leaders of Sweden's liberal Lutherans ahead of his landmark visit.
Dozens of migrant youths were left fending for themselves Friday after a second night sleeping rough in the Calais "Jungle" as France and Britain battled over who was to blame for their plight.
Islamic State fighters have killed more than 250 people and kidnapped nearly 8,000 families around Mosul in recent days as Iraqi troops advanced on the northern city, the United Nations said Friday.
Silent and enigmatic, China's emblematic Terracotta Warriors are at the centre of a bitter row, with patriots and scholars dismissing as impossible theories they could have been inspired by Greek sculpture.