Lunar New Year sets off world’s largest human migration
Chinese are lighting incense sticks and praying at temples to wish for an auspicious start to the Lunar New Year.
Islamic State ‘planned to launch missiles tipped with chemicals’
Iraqi special forces say Islamic State were planning to launch long and short-range missiles tipped with chemical or biological war heads from western...
Actor shot dead while filming scene for music video in Australia
An actor has been shot dead in a bar in Brisbane while shooting a music video for Australian hip hop duo Bliss n Eso.
Donald Trump begins repeal of Obamacare in first act as President
President Donald Trump has wasted no time in beginning work from the Oval Office, and has signed his first executive order aimed at “minimising the...
‘Many feared dead’ after Italy avalanche triggered by earthquake buries hotel
Up to 30 people are feared to have died after an avalanche believed to have been triggered by an earthquake hit a spa hotel in Italy.
Colo, world’s oldest gorilla in captivity, dies aged 60 at Columbus Zoo
A gorilla who spent her whole life in a zoo has died in her sleep less than a month after her 60th birthday.
Search for missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 called off after three years
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been called off, nearly three years after the plane disappeared with more than 200 people...
Girl stolen at birth reunited with family: Dad ‘never gave up hope’
The biological father of a woman who has been tracked down after being stolen as a baby has said he never gave up hope of finding her.
Poles welcome US troops as NATO eyes Russia
Polish authorities and ordinary Poles have welcomed US troops who arrived this week as part of an unprecedented deployment to NATO’s eastern flank,...
Japanese surfer rescued after floating in the Pacific for 16 hours
A surfer was forced to spend 16 hours clinging to his board after being overpowered by a strong current miles from the shore.
Kremlin says US troops in Poland are ‘a threat to Russian national security’
The posting of US troops in Poland is a threat to Russia’s national security, the Kremlin has claimed.
President-elect Donald Trump questions if spies leaked explosive dossier
Donald Trump says intelligence agencies may have leaked a dossier containing claims that Russia has compromising material about him.
‘Werewolf’ Russian serial killer Mikhail Popkov admits murdering 81 women
A Russian serial killer known as “the werewolf” killed as many as 81 women, according to police.Former Siberian policeman Mikhail Popkov, who...
Istanbul nightclub attacker is ‘identified as Uzbek jihadist’
The attacker who shot dead 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an Uzbek jihadist who belongs to the extremist...
South Korea moves closer to Kim Jong-Un ‘elimination plan’
South Korea is speeding up its plans to create a military force tasked with eliminating Pyongyang’s leadership - including Kim Jong-Un - in the event...
Dozens killed in Baghdad market suicide bomb attack
At least 27 people have been killed and more than 50 injured by two suicide bombers who attacked a market in central Baghdad.
Greek diplomat murder: Wife’s lover confesses to plot in Brazil
Brazilian police say an officer who was having an affair with a Greek diplomat’s wife has admitted his “cowardly” murder.
Crashed Russian jet ‘was functioning abnormally’
Equipment on board a Russian military plane which crashed into the Black Sea was “functioning abnormally”, officials say.
Thousands attend Mexican girl’s party following dad’s viral invite
A girl’s 15th birthday party was attended by more than 10,000 people after her father posted a message online inviting “everyone”.
More than 3,000 searchers comb site of Russian military plane crash
More than 3,000 rescuers are searching the Black Sea after a Russian military plane crashed on its way to Syria, the defence ministry has said.
Berlin attacker Anis Amri’s nephew is arrested in Tunisia
The nephew of the Berlin attacker has been arrested in Tunisia, as investigators in Europe hunt for possible accomplices and seek to establish movements.
Boy escapes with scratches after being run over by a truck
A three-year-old boy has had a miraculous escape from serious injury after being run over by a speeding truck.
Moscow doubts killer of ambassador was a lone wolf
The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday refused to offer theories behind Monday’s assassination of the Russian ambassador...
Magnitude 7.9 tremor off the coast of Papua New Guinea
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck off the east coast of Papua New Guinea. The earthquake struck 29 miles to the east of Taron on Saturday, the US Geological...
At least 13 killed as car bomb blast hits bus carrying soldiers in Turkey
At least 13 soldiers have been killed and 55 wounded in a car bomb attack on a bus carrying off-duty troops in Turkey.
Cairo church bombing kills 25, raises fears among Christians
A bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49 during Sunday Mass, one of the...
Putin curbs anti-Western rhetoric in state of the nation address
President Vladimir Putin struck an unusually conciliatory tone in his annual state of the nation address on Thursday, saying Moscow wanted to get on with...
CIA chief warns Trump against ripping up Iran deal
Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has said it would be the “height of folly” for President-elect Donald Trump to tear up Washington’s...
Bombs rain down on Aleppo as rebels vow to resist army, despite catastrophic losses
Syrian rebels on Wednesday vowed to fight on in east Aleppo in the face of sudden government advances that have cut the city’s opposition sector...
‘Post-truth’ declared word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries
The most popular and relevant word of 2016 is “post-truth” thanks to a huge spike around the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s successful...