At least 25 dead in Baghdad double suicide attack
Two bombers attacked the area around city’s Tayran Square that is usually crowded by labourers seeking work
Hawaii’s residents receive false missile alert, triggering hysteria, evacuations
Solo climbers banned from climbing Everest

Nepali government also bans blind people and double amputees in effort to limit...

Nepali government also bans blind people and double...

Putin calls for Russia-US 'pragmatic cooperation' in New Year's message to Trump

Russian president says ‘mutual respect’ could be a ‘base to develop relations’ between the two countries

Russian president says ‘mutual respect’ could...

Berlin to include 'safety area' for women during New Year festivities

New Year's Eve celebrations in central Berlin will include a safe area for...

New Year's Eve celebrations in central Berlin will...

Brexit spurs Irish passport grab

A record number of Irish passports were issued in 2017 due to Brexit vote

A record number of Irish passports were issued in 2017 due...

Gunmen kill 12 in Cairo church

Two men on a motorcycle opened fire and tried to storm the Mar Mina church in Helwan City on Friday

Two men on a motorcycle opened fire and tried to storm the...

Two charged over suspected Christmas terror plot

Two men in England have been charged over a suspected terror attack less...

Two men in England have been charged over a suspected...

12 dead in apartment fire in New York

At least 12 people have died, and another four were critically injured in the deadliest fire in the city for at least 25 years 

At least 12 people have died, and another four were...

George Weah elected Liberia president

Weah will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, in Liberia’s first democratic handover in decades

Weah will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s...

Suspected French Islamist militants arrested in Syria

One of France’s most-wanted jihadists, Thomas Barnouin, is amongst...

One of France’s most-wanted jihadists, Thomas...

At least 10 injured in St Petersburg supermarket explosion

At least 10 people have been injured in what Russian president Vladimir...

At least 10 people have been injured in what Russian...

40 killed in blast at Afghan news agency office

Some 40 people have been killed and a number of others wounded in an explosion...

Some 40 people have been killed and a number of others...

North Korea missile makers hit with US sanctions

The United States has placed sanctions on two North Korean officials...

The United States has placed sanctions on two North...

Tunisia suspends Emirates flights over ban on female travelers

Tunisia has suspended Emirates flights after a public outcry over security...

Tunisia has suspended Emirates flights after a public...

Emergency medical evacuations begin in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Amost 30 critical cases, including children with cancer, have been approved for...

Amost 30 critical cases, including children with cancer,...

Earthquake shakes US West coast

The tremor struck at 10:32 p.m local time, about 8 miles east of the Alum Rock area

The tremor struck at 10:32 p.m local time, about 8 miles...

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...