Sri Lanka's president has acknowledged for the first time that more than 20,000 people who disappeared during the country's civil war are dead.
Boris Johnson, received a loud applause Monday, when he quoted a Ghanaian proverb to drive home his point that the UK remains the choice of trade for Africa.
China has reported 139 new cases of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus, including a third death, as the outbreak spreads beyond the city where the virus was first identified.
A 40-stone Islamic State terrorist has been arrested in Iraq by a SWAT team, security officials have said.
Puerto Rico's top emergencies manager has been sacked after video emerged of a warehouse full of supplies dating back to the devastating Hurricane Maria that hit the island in 2017.
A state of emergency has been declared in Canada after severe snowstorms hit Newfoundland and Labrador.
Facebook has apologised for translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese to English into an obscenity on its platform.
China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries of it spreading.
The Duke of Sussex has met young rugby players at his first public event since he and the Duchess of Sussex said they would step back from royal life.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has defended the country's armed forces after it admitted shooting down a passenger plane by mistake.
The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC.
It might just be the most bizarre criticism of a US ambassador in recent memory.
China's birth rate has fallen to its lowest since the formation of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago - despite the easing of the one-child policy.
Evelyn Yang was reading letters that voters had sent to her husband, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, and suddenly stopped in her tracks.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is to lead Friday prayers in the capital Tehran - the first time he has done so in eight years.
The bodies of seven people have been found in a mass grave in an indigenous area of Panama controlled by a religious sect.
Shutting down internet and social media access came at a cost of $2.1 billion last year.
Mike Pompeo has maintained silence as new evidence suggests the former ambassador to Ukraine may have been illegally surveilled before she was forced out of her job by Trump.
A 12-year-old girl has been found alive after being buried under snow for 18 hours when an avalanche hit her home in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Taylor, a 4-year-old English springer spaniel, has been among the hard working rescuers during Australia’s bushfire crisis.
After war broke out again in Libya early last year, a special team of EU diplomats in Tripoli was forced back to neighboring Tunisia to do what they had been doing for several years: wait.
In 2016, astronomers found a potentially habitable planet called Proxima b around the star Proxima Centauri, which is only 4.2 light-years from Earth.
American multinational food chain Burger King has offered former Duke of Sussex Prince Harry a job
Russia's government has resigned, hours after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power.
The US and China have signed an agreement aimed at easing a trade war that has rattled markets and weighed on the global economy.
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to submit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial.
United Nations sanctions experts are warning people not to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea in February.
President Vladimir Putin has announced a series of plans to increase the number of children being born in Russia from an average birth rate of under 1.5 per woman to 1.7 within four years.
Iran says it has arrested the person who filmed the footage showing a Ukrainian passenger plane being shot down by a missile.
A passenger plane has dumped fuel over several schools as it made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport.
France, Britain and Germany formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran’s nuclear deal on Tuesday, the strongest step the Europeans have taken so far to enforce an agreement that requires Iran to curb its nuclear program.
Several people have been detained in Iran over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane with a missile, the country's judiciary says.
At least six people have been killed and 16 injured after an enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and a number of pedestrians in central China.
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has spoken out about India's controversial new citizenship law.
Smoke from the massive bushfires in Australia will soon circle the Earth back to the nation, says Nasa.
The US has reversed its decision to brand China a currency manipulator as the two countries prepare to wind down their trade war.
Alain Robert, the free climber dubbed the “French Spider-Man”, on Monday scaled the Tour Total, a 48-storey skyscraper in Paris, to demonstrate support for workers striking against the government’s pension reform plans.
The Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge have denied "false" claims in the Times that their relationship was damaged by bullying.
A court in Pakistan has overturned the death sentence handed down to former president Pervez Musharraf by declaring the legal process unconstitutional.
Protesters denouncing Iran’s clerical rulers took to the streets and riot police deployed to face them on Monday,
A volcano in the Philippines has begun spewing lava, as authorities warn that a "hazardous eruption" was possible "within hours or days".
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has issued a defence of priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church as his successor considers easing a ban on married men serving as priests.
Iran's leaders have faced a second day of protests following their admission the military shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board, many of them Iranians.
President Donald Trump says he's closely monitoring protests ongoing in Iran
Iranian protesters and newspapers piled pressure on the country’s leadership and riot police stepped up their presence in Tehran on Sunday after Iran’s military admitted that it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed regret over his handling of the bushfire crisis ravaging the country.
The UK's ambassador to Iran was arrested in Tehran as protesters took to the streets after the country admitted that it shot down a passenger plane by mistake.
Televangelist Todd Coontz has a well-worn routine: he dresses in a suit, pulls out a Bible and urges viewers to pledge a very specific amount of money.
Grizelda Grootboom was trafficked by a "friend" when she was 18 years old. She was tied in a room for two weeks in Johannesburg and was forced to work as a sex slave.
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, the Arab world's longest-serving ruler, has died aged 79.
The Duchess of Sussex has returned to Canada to join her son amid discussions over the future role for her and Prince Harry in the Royal Family.
Iran's military says it "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, Iran's state TV reports.