A French court has suspended a ban on women wearing full-body "burkini" swimsuits on a Mediterranean town's beach but the prime minister says the debate is not over.
A new global deal on curbing aviation emissions is likely to give states the right to opt out of its initial voluntary phases in a concession to developing countries including aviation powerhouses China and India.
The United States and Russia have failed to reach a breakthrough deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, saying they still have issues to resolve before an...
A Kiwi man is missing in Western Australia in mysterious circumstances.
Sir Richard Branson says he thought he was "going to die" when he crashed his bike on a Caribbean island.
Hopes of finding more survivors from Italy's powerful earthquake have faded as the death toll rises to 281 and the rescue operation in some of the stricken areas is called off.
An army bomb disposal team was deployed to an area in Birmingham, central England, after police arrested five men on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism.
Hundreds of people attending a Hindu festival in India have defied India's Supreme Court order limiting the height of human pyramids due to safety concerns.
Three people have killed in an attack involving a crossbow in Canada and a man has been taken into custody, police say.
Apple has moved to fix a dangerous security hole in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident's phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking.
Nicolas Sarkozy says he will impose a nationwide ban on burkinis if elected back to the presidency in 2017, positioning himself as a strong defender of French values and tough on immigration.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have clashed over who would make a better US president for minority voters, accusing each other of posing a threat to the interests of blacks and Latinos.
Italy will rebuild communities devastated by this week's earthquake and relaunch efforts to protect its buildings and infrastructure from natural disasters, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has pledged.
Thunderstorms and tornadoes have plowed through central Indiana, demolishing numerous homes and a Starbucks cafe in Kokomo and cutting power to thousands of Indianapolis-area residents, but no...
The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in central England.
Nigel Farage, a key figure in the successful Brexit campaign, supports Donald Trump, saying he represents the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in Britain.
Veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu has checked into a Cape Town hospital for a recurring infection, his daughter says.
Afghan security forces have killed two gunmen who attacked the American University in Kabul, police say, ending an assault that killed at least one person and sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic.
French Muslims are concerned decisions taken by some municipal authorities to ban the burkini could lead to further stigmatisation.
An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude has struck central Myanmar, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings across the country and the region.