Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday.
Greece will continue paying its debts as long as it is able to, the government said Monday, a day after its ruling leftist coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan payment.
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, who was born in France to German parents, has been granted French citizenship nearly 50 years after he was expelled from the country for “disturbing the peace” as a leader of the May 1968 student uprising.
In a policy reversal last week, Indonesia and Malaysia offered Rohingya migrants from Burma temporary sanctuary. But other Pacific nations, including Thailand and Australia, say offers of asylum merely encourage human trafficking.
A Tunisian soldier opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital Tunis on Monday, killing an officer and two others and wounding 15 more before being shot dead himself, Tunisian authorities said.
Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors, its interior minister said on Sunday, the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default.
Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has declared himself on hunger strike and called for a protest march next weekend against Venezuela’s socialist government.
The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement on Sunday defended his group's military engagement in Syria, saying the Islamic State group and other Sunni jihadist groups posed an existential danger in the region and beyond.
Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday.
Roger Federer blasted organisers of the French Open on Sunday after a teenage fan breached tight security, racing on court to snap a ‘selfie’ with the Swiss legend.
Voters punished Spain’s mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change amid chafing austerity policies, high unemployment and corruption scandals.
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda (pictured) in Sunday’s presidential election, a result reflecting voters’ frustration that Poland’s new-found prosperity was not being more evenly shared.