Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes has been killed after being kidnapped by striking mineworkers, the government said late on Thursday.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 250 on Thursday as rescuers continued a grim search for corpses and powerful aftershocks rocked the devastated area.
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US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Thursday.
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed Thursday to rebuild communities devastated by an earthquake and relaunch efforts to protect infrastructure as the death toll from Wednesday's quake hit 250.
Turkish troops fired on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia fighters in northern Syria on Thursday, highlighting the complications of an incursion meant to secure the border region against both Islamic State and Kurdish advances.
Al Shabaab militants attacked a beach restaurant in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, with gunmen raiding the building after setting off a car bomb, police and the insurgent group said.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA's award as the best player in Europe last season after helping Portugal to win the European Championship and having another stellar campaign for Real Madrid.
The fierce storms and freezing temperatures that hit France in April will help push wine production down around 10 percent this year compared to last year's output, the ministry of agriculture announced Thursday.
Iraqi forces have retaken the key town of Qayara, near a major air base south of Mosul, from the Islamic State group, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime minister's office.
A historic peace deal to end more than 50 years of civil war in Colombia may well signal the end of the Marxist-inspired Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at Latin America’s longest-running insurgency.
France's highest administrative court will Thursday examine a request to overturn a ban on the burkini after photographs of police surrounding a woman on a beach fuelled the controversy over the full-body swimsuit.
Brazil’s Senate opened the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday and will hear witnesses for and against the leftist leader who is expected to be removed from office next week on charges of breaking budget laws.
President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday announced that a referendum to approve or reject the historic peace deal in Colombia will be held on October 2, but a bitter campaign has been underway unofficially for months.
French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, who was lovingly called the Queen of Knitwear, died on Thursday at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease, her daughter said.