Voters across France were choosing thousands of departmental councillors on Sunday in the second round of elections that saw the main opposition, Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), finish at the top of polls one week ago.
An imam in France has claimed in a sermon that selfishness is part of “the nature of women”, comments that have shocked all the more because of his reputation as a progressive influence on Islam in the country.
French President François Hollande marched with tens of thousands of Tunisians through the capital Tunis in a show of solidarity against Islamist militants on Sunday.
Tunisian forces have killed nine men belonging to the country's main jihadist group, which was accused of organising the attack on its national museum, government officials said Sunday.
Arab leaders have agreed to form a joint military force, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced Sunday at a summit overshadowed by a Saudi-led offensive on Shiite rebels in Yemen.
Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build.
World-power foreign ministers were due Sunday to make a final push to get Iran to agree to curtail its nuclear programme days before a looming deadline to agree the outlines of a deal.
Voting in Nigeria’s elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from casting their ballots on Saturday.
The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he made desperate attempts to return to the locked cockpit, a German newspaper reported Sunday.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen beheaded 23 people and set fire to homes in Buratai, northeast Nigeria, on the eve of Saturday's general elections, a federal lawmaker representing the area told AFP.
A fourth French national has died of her wounds following the March 18 attack on Tunisia’s national museum, the French president’s office said in a statement on Saturday.
Hong Kong's iconic skyline dimmed and the sails on Sydney's Opera House went dark Saturday, as lights on landmarks across Asia were switched off for the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour.
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A ‘Pop-Up’ version of France’s famous Pompidou Centre opened its doors in the Spanish city of Malaga on Saturday, marking the birth of a new concept the Paris museum hopes will spread around the world.