At least 8 dead and 86 rescued off Libyan coast
At least eight migrants died and 86 others were rescued after a rubber dinghy started sinking in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya 
Iran bans the teaching of English in primary schools
Islamic leaders warned that early learning of the language opened the way to a western “cultural invasion”
Putin may run for President again in 2018 - as an independent candidate

In a move that seems designed to ensure Russian leader remains in the Kremlin until 2024, the party has decided to back a Putin re-election campaign, but only...

In a move that seems designed to ensure Russian leader...

Egypt sentences British woman to 3 years' jail for carrying 300 banned painkillers

A British woman has been convicted of smuggling 300 painkiller tablets into Egypt and jailed for three years

A British woman has been convicted of smuggling 300...

15 militants executed in Egypt over 2013 Sinai attacks

In the first mass execution in the country since 2015, 15 Islamic militants...

In the first mass execution in the country since 2015, 15...

UK intercepts Russian warship in North Sea on Christmas Day

The British frigate HMS St Albans - a high-readiness unit - was sent to patrol...

The British frigate HMS St Albans - a high-readiness unit -...

Alexei Navalny barred from running in 2018 Russian election

Alexei Navalny, a Putin critic and his biggest political opponent, has been...

Alexei Navalny, a Putin critic and his biggest political...

Ex-Milan footballer George Weah up against vice-president in Liberia election run-off

An ex-footballer is up against the vice president in Liberia's run-off election on Tuesday, after legal challenges delayed the vote

An ex-footballer is up against the vice president in...

[WATCH] Peruvians march against Fujimori pardon

Police in Peru have fired tear gas and clashed with protestors who took to the...

Police in Peru have fired tear gas and clashed with...

Guatemala to relocate embassy to Jerusalem

‘Israel is an ally of Guatemala and we must support it’ President...

‘Israel is an ally of Guatemala and we must support...

North Korea on UN sanctions: ‘It’s an act of war’

The Hermit Kingdom has threatened to punish countries supporting the US-drafted...

The Hermit Kingdom has threatened to punish countries...

Shopping mall fire leaves 37 dead in the Philippines

The majority of the victims were employees at a call centre based in the mall

The majority of the victims were employees at a call centre...

Blue UK passports not a sign of sovreignty, EU said

There is no law which states that EU passport must be of a certain colour said...

There is no law which states that EU passport must be of a...

Tropical storm kill more than 100 in the Philippines

Winds of up to 80km/h brought on by tropical storm Tembin, causing flash...

Winds of up to 80km/h brought on by tropical storm Tembin,...

UN imposes new North Korea sanctions over missile test

Security Council resolution aims to ban almost 90% of refine petroleum exports...

Security Council resolution aims to ban almost 90% of...

Israel to leave UNESCO due to ‘continuing anti-Israel bias’

Months after US withdrawal, Israel announced its exit from US-led agency due to...

Months after US withdrawal, Israel announced its exit from...

[WATCH] Malta amongst UN vote condemning Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

Malta was amongst the 128 countries who voted in favour of a resolution condemning Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,...

Malta was amongst the 128 countries who voted in favour of...

Italian 'ambulance of death' worker arrested

Sicilian police have arrested an ambulance worker suspected of killing people...

Sicilian police have arrested an ambulance worker suspected...

Victory for Catalan pro-independence parties in snap election

'The Spanish state has been defeated'

'The Spanish state has been defeated'

Bitcoin continues to drop after record high

After reaching the record of $20,000 last week, the price of bitcoin has fallen...

After reaching the record of $20,000 last week, the price...