Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting “revolution” took to the streets of Beirut on Saturday for an unprecedented mobilisation against sectarian politicians they say are incompetent and corrupt.
European ministers and officials agreed on Saturday to reinforce railway security, particularly on international lines, and urged the European Commission to amend Schengen border codes after the foiled attack on a train in northern France.
Austrian police said Saturday that they intercepted another truck containing 26 migrants and that three young children had to be hospitalised, days after 71 people died in an abandoned vehicle.
Chad has executed 10 members of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram by firing squad, a day after they were sentenced on terrorism charges, security sources said on Saturday.
Teddy Riner of France won the gold medal in the over 100kg category at the world judo championship in Astana on Saturday, defeating Ryu Shichinohe of Japan in the final.
New York Forum Africa
The Ugandan entrepreneur Betty Ikalany uses agricultural waste such as maize and ground husks to make charcoal briquettes in Uganda. She is one of the four laureates of the African Start-up Award at the New York Forum Africa in Libreville, Gabon.
Poland said on Friday it was almost certain it had located a Nazi train believed to have gone missing at the end of World War II loaded with gold, jewels and weapons.
Turkish jets took part in US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State in Syria for the first time on Friday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
The young entrepreneur Evans Madongo, 29, who helps light rural homes in Kenya with solar-powered LED lanterns, received a prize for his innovative project at the New York Forum Africa in Gabon.
A group of six people shut themselves inside a dome on a dormant volcano in Hawaii on Friday as part of a year-long NASA experiment to simulate life on Mars.
Thai police on Saturday said they have arrested a man "likely involved" with a deadly bomb attack in Bangkok last week that killed 20 people and wounded scores more.
A US teenager was sentenced to 11 years and four months in prison on Friday for using Twitter to support the Islamic State (IS) militant group, becoming the first minor to be prosecuted by the United States in such a case.
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three journalists working for Al-Jazeera's English channel to three years in prison, the latest development in a long-running trial criticised by press freedom and human rights advocates.
The ministers of transport and interior of nine European countries met Saturday in Paris to discuss reinforcing security in the wake of a foiled attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris earlier this month.
Four people arrested after the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants were found in a truck in Austria will appear before a judge in Hungary Saturday, officials said as the discovery sent shock waves through Europe.
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A court in Chad on Friday sentenced 10 suspected members of Nigeria-based Islamist group Boko Haram to death in connection with a double suicide bombing in June that killed 38 people in the capital N'Djamena.
Tropical Storm Erika left at least 20 people dead when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica, officials reported Friday, as the system barreled through the Caribbean threatening Haiti.