Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers in Afghanistan

More than 100 people are reported to have been kidnapped after Taliban militants launched an ambush on three buses in northern Afghanistan. Security forces sent to the area near Kunduz are said to be involved...
State funeral for Italy bridge victims

State funeral for Italy bridge victims

Italian President Sergio Mattarella is due to preside over a state funeral for 18 of the victims of Tuesday's bridge collapse in Genoa. Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will lead mourners at the ceremony...
Ex-Trump aide faces up to six months' jail

Ex-Trump aide faces up to six months’ jail

US special counsel Robert Mueller has recommended a prison sentence of up to six months for former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos. Mueller, head of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election,...

China ‘training for strikes’ on US targets

China's military "is likely training for strikes" against US and allied targets in the Pacific, a Pentagon report warns. The annual report to Congress says China is increasing its ability to send bomber planes further...

US military parade ordered by Trump postponed

President Trump's plans for a Veterans Day military parade through the streets of Washington DC have been delayed until at least 2019. Mr Trump was impressed by France's Bastille Day parade on a visit in...

Mali president Keita wins re-election with 67 pc of vote

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday. The victory hands Keita a second...

Collapsed motorway bridge kills many in Italy

A major motorway bridge has collapsed near the Italian city of Genoa, leading to vehicles falling some 100m (328ft). Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said it was likely to be "an immense tragedy", while police...

Australians sue over birth control implant

Women in Australia will pursue a class action lawsuit over a sterilisation device that has allegedly caused medical problems for women worldwide. The lawsuit against German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, maker of the Essure implant, will...

Stolen plane closes Seattle-Tacoma airport before crashing

An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island. Authorities said the man had made "an unauthorised take-off" late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle-Tacoma International...

California wildfires: Thousands evacuated in California

More than 21,000 people have been evacuated from the path of a fast-moving wildfire in Southern California. The mandatory evacuation orders were issued as the blaze, dubbed the Holy fire, threatened homes around Lake Elsinore...
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