Italy steps up security for mass demonstrations as election tensions rise
Police have been mobilised across Italy as mass demonstrations and sit-ins are planned ahead of next week’s election 
500 dead after week long intensive air bombardments in Syria
Air strikes have left 500 dead in a Syrian government push to liberate Eastern Ghouta near Damascus 
Maltese man’s pending deportation from Australia leaves family devastated

John Falzon, 66, who served eight years in prison for cannabis trafficking, is to be deported to Malta after the Australian High Court upheld a decision to...

John Falzon, 66, who served eight years in prison for...

UK pet shops face puppy sale ban to protect dogs

Under the proposals, people buying or adopting a dog would deal directly with...

Under the proposals, people buying or adopting a dog would...

White House aide quits over domestic abuse allegations

Trump's chief of staff was 'shocked' at the allegations, but...

Trump's chief of staff was 'shocked' at the...

Bermuda becomes the first country to repeal same-sex marriage

The British island territory has become the first country in the world to...

The British island territory has become the first country...

Germany's Angela Merkel finally reaches coalition deal with SPD

Merkel's Conservatives have reached a coalition deal with Schulz's SPD...

Merkel's Conservatives have reached a coalition deal...

Kim Jong-un's sister to attend Winter Olympics ceremony

Kim Yo-jong will be accompanying Kim Yong-nam, North Korea’s nominal head...

Kim Yo-jong will be accompanying Kim Yong-nam, North...

[WATCH] Elon Musk successfully launches Falcon Heavy rocket

A spaceman sitting in a cherry-red Tesla listening to David Bowie has rocketed...

A spaceman sitting in a cherry-red Tesla listening to David...

Julian Assange arrest warrant still valid, court rules

The WikiLeaks founder still faces arrest if he leaves his London-based...

The WikiLeaks founder still faces arrest if he leaves his...

Maldives declares state of emergency as Supreme Court judges arrested

Maldives president, Abdulla Yameen, has declared a state of emergency as troops...

Maldives president, Abdulla Yameen, has declared a state of...

German parties hope to reach coalition agreement this week

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and centre-left SPD will meet again...

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and centre-left...

Hacker suspect Lauri Love wins US extradition appeal

The British student accused of hacking US government websites will not be...

The British student accused of hacking US government...

Top ivory investigator Esmond Bradley Martin killed in Kenya

The 75-year-old spent his life fighting against the illegal trade in ivory...

The 75-year-old spent his life fighting against the...

Seven Turkish soldiers die in Afrin offensive in Syria

The Afrin operation was launched on 20 January against the Syrian Kurdish...

The Afrin operation was launched on 20 January against...

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to go to court in Belgium

The last surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks has arrived in a...

The last surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror...

Three Syrians newly displaced for every one who returned home last year

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians risk being pushed to return in 2018 despite ongoing violence, warn aid agencies

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians risk being pushed to...

Train collision leaves two dead and multiple injured in South Carolina

Two people have been killed and several injured following an Amtrak train collision in South Carolina 

Two people have been killed and several injured following...

Secret diaries of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat reveal relationship with Silvio Berlusconi

Diaries belonging to former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat lift the lid on dealings between him and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Diaries belonging to former Palestinian leader Yasser...

Climate change sceptic dropped from Trump environment expert role

White House will withdraw nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to serve as top...

White House will withdraw nomination of Kathleen Hartnett...