Russia remained defiant Wednesday faced with the threat of tougher Western sanctions over the separatist insurgency in east Ukraine, warning that the measures would end up hurting the United States and the European Union as much as they do Russia.
Nigeria’s northern city of Kano was the site of yet another deadly bomb attack this week, after a fourth female extremist blew herself up at a college, killing six people.
HURRIYET DAILY NEWS
Women should not laugh out loud in public, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said in a speech this week, lamenting the alleged prevalence of “moral corruption” in Turkey.
A French national suspected of fatally shooting four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels was charged on Wednesday with committing "murder in a terrorist context", the Belgian prosecutor's office said.
US gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a 4.0 percent rate in the second quarter, the Commerce Department announced Wednesday, beating expectations as private investment and consumer spending appeared to be on the rebound.
France has evacuated more than nearly 50 French and British citizens from Libya by ship and temporarily closed its embassy, French authorities said on Wednesday amid growing unrest in the north African country.
A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and burying more than 150 people, an official said.
ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP
A warning siren blares out across the Israeli city of Sderot. Seconds later, a deafening explosion erupts as a rocket lands just metres away.
Experts estimate that there are two rats for every person in Paris and most of them, it seems, have taken up residence in one of the city’s favourite tourist spots – the Tuileries gardens outside the Louvre museum.
An Ariane 5 ES heavy rocket lifted off from South America late Tuesday bearing Europe's fifth and final robot supply ship for the International Space Station (ISS), mission control said.
Israel will observe a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire from 12pm (GMT), the army announced Wednesday, hours after at least 13 people were killed when tank shells hit a UN school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge.
Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, as a huge blaze raged at a fuel depot near the capital's airport.
A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach has left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said on Tuesday.
A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday he had "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and black market sale during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
Israel unleashed Tuesday its heaviest bombardment in a three-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group’s control, such as government offices, and firing tank shells that shut down the strip’s only power plant.
HEALTH - WEST AFRICA
The Ebola outbreak that emerged in March has killed more than 670 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation. The epidemic continues to expand with Nigeria confirming its first fatal case.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro continues to “communicate” with his late predecessor via the animal kingdom.
Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of US penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.
An estimated 3,000 Iraqi Christian families from the northern city of Mosul have abandoned their homes in recent days after becoming the target of jihadists who overran the region. Many in France are calling attention to their plight.
Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species of which only about 700 remain in the wild, the head of the zoo said Tuesday.
FRANCE - BELGIUM
France on Tuesday handed over to Belgium a French-Algerian man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting in May at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
LIBYA - FRANCE
France was evacuating its nationals from Libya on Tuesday amid increasing lawlessness and unrest, a government source said, after similar moves by other European nations.
Pressure is mounting on France to ban a far-right Jewish group, described as violent and extreme by critics, following its involvement in clashes at a pro-Palestinian protest in Paris and the jailing of two of its supporters over a bomb plot.
Rwanda’s National Volcano Park, home of the endangered mountain gorilla, has actively recruited former poachers to work in the booming ecotourism trade.
President Hamid Karzai’s powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at his home, the governor’s office in the southern province of Kandahar said.