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Student protesters at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University practice using Molotov cocktails as well as bows and arrows, as worsening violence rocks the city. Universities have become the epicentre of battle, with students -- joined by other black-cl...
Bathers from 101 different countries squeeze into a sauna in Helsinki, Finland, in a successful attempt to reclaim the world record from China, which won the title in 2013 with 99 different nationalities in one sauna. Under Guinness World Record r...
Nathan Sales, the US State Department counterterrorism coordinator, says it "would be irresponsible for any country to expect Iraq" to prosecute foreign fighters instead of repatriating them to their countries of origin.
A museum dedicated to vaginas and vulvas opens its doors in London's Camden market, aiming to destigmatise this part of the female body and deconstruct myths that surround it.
Bolivians protest in La Paz against political crisis, as country's interim president Jeanine Anez moved to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales.
French authorities have closed some beaches in western France as packages of cocaine continue to wash up daily along the Atlantic coast, with over 1,000 kilogrammes discovered since mid-October. In the coastal city of Pornic, locals say they've se...
Students evacuate the Saugus High School campus in Santa Clarita, California, after at least four people are injured in a shooting. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Twitter that the "suspect is in custody and being treated at a ...
China completes a test for its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing's first mission to the red planet, which is slated for 2020, said the country's space administration.
Demonstrators in La Paz protest against the political crisis in Bolivia as country's interim president Jeanine Anez moved to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales.
Children as young as nine years old run in smoggy Delhi, as part of an event organised by a non-profit, ignoring health warnings issued after pollution reached dangerous levels forcing the governmernt to shut schools for two days.
In the heart of disputed Western Sahara, a former garrison town has become an unlikely tourist magnet after kitesurfers discovered the windswept desert coast was perfect for their sport.
Thousands of French hospital workers take to the streets in Paris to urge the government to take an emergency plan after years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world.
Videographic on the Rohingya. The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a long-awaited full investigation into Myanmar's alleged abuse of Rohingya Muslims, including crimes against humanity and persecution.
South African Airways is to cancel all its flights, as thousands of workers press ahead with an indefinite strike after the troubled national carrier announced a major retrenchment plan.
A McFlurry without its plastic lid, a wooden spoon: American fast food giant McDonald's is accelerating its strategy to minimize the use of plastic in its packaging in Europe, where legislation is becoming more and more restrictive. McDonald's est...
Short videographic on Ebola. The Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight a 15-month-old epidemic of Ebola in the east of the country, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
Catalan separatist politician Clara Ponsati, wanted by Spain for alleged sedition, arrives at an Edinburgh police station to be detained for a bail hearing as part of extradition proceedings that could see her deported to Spain to face trial.
Pro-democracy protesters challenging China's rule of Hong Kong choke the city for a fourth straight working day, firing catapults at police, barricading roads and disrupting transport links, as schools and businesses closed.
From bow and arrows to mini Stonehenge-like structures: Hong Kong students gear up for battle with p
Student protesters at Hong Kong Polytechnic University build barricades and mini Stonehenge-like structures using bricks on roads as they aim to hamper any potential battles with police on Thursday. Some bring bows and arrows, while others are bu...
Videographic on Ebola. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.