At least 20 killed as military plane crashes in northern cityAn Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday into a residential area of a major city shortly after take-off, exploding in a fireball and killing at least 20 people.
Iraqi Prime Minister 'retires' army chief of staffIraqi premier Haider al-Abadi has "retired" the army's chief of staff, the most senior officer removed since jihadists overran large parts of the country last year, his spokesman…
WikiLeaks says NSA spied on top French companiesThe US wiretapped two of France's economy ministers and spied on the country's largest companies, French media reported citing WikiLeaks documents, just days after it emerged the…
Gaullist ex-French minister Charles Pasqua dies aged 88Former French interior minister Charles Pasqua, a hardline politician who was a close ally of former president Jacques Chirac, died on Monday aged 88, political sources said.
Hosts Chile edge Peru 2-1 to reach Copa America finalStriker Eduardo Vargas scored twice to lead Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America on Monday, keeping alive the host's hopes of winning the…
Gunfire and blasts as Burundi votes in boycott-hit pollBurundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunshots and weeks of violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s attempt to win a…
US investigating spate of fires at black churches in southUS Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related.
French pensioner gored to death in bull runA man in his 60s has been gored to death during a bull run in southern France, authorities said on Monday.
11 killed in police raid on Boko Haram in Chad capitalEleven people died early Monday when Chadian police launched a raid against suspected Boko Haram jihadist militants in a district of the capital N'Djamena, police said.
Police target gay pride march with tear gas, water cannonTurkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a gay pride parade in central Istanbul on Sunday, after organisers said they had been refused permission to march…
Mozambique scraps ban on homosexuality, abortionMozambique decriminalised homosexuality on Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights…
Copa exit triggers more soul-searching for BrazilBrazil's Copa America exit against Paraguay has plunged them into the doldrums again and sparked a well-worn debate about how to restore the national side to its former glory.