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Hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Myanmar were ordered to evacuate as the cyclone bears down on coastal areas.
Explosions in Iraq, including two car bombs and a roadside blast in the northern city of Kirkuk, have killed 12 people and wounded 23 others.
A wealthy Chinese Maserati owner hired four sledgehammer-wielding men to smash up his $420,000 supercar in protest at poor customer service.
Bulgaria is in political uncertainty after final election results showed that the Socialist Party failed to secure enough seats to form a government.
The US envoy for North Korea hailed a move by a Chinese bank to close the account of a North Korean bank as a meaningful step.
Images of events that made headlines around the world.
Disgraced British cardinal Keith O'Brien has been ordered to leave Scotland for a spiritual retreat following abuse allegations against him.
The man accused of holding three young US women captive for a decade in his house in Cleveland will plead innocent to charges of rape and kidnapping.
This puppy finds the Lion King a real tearjerker.
A postman on the Italian island of Sardinia has been charged with theft over 400 kilograms of undelivered mail found at his home.
Queens Park Ranger’s French striker Loic Remy has been arrested on suspicion of rape.
Iran held two sets of talks aimed at easing tensions over its nuclear programme, but prospects for any breakthrough were low ahead of next month's elections.
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has vowed to take action against perpetrators of violence against women in his country.
Bangladesh labour activists and manufacturers welcomed plans by foreign retailers to improve safety standards at garment factories after a disaster which killed over 1,100 people.
A defendant in the trial concerning a fatal gang-rape on a bus in Delhi last December is in a "very critical" condition in hospital.
A video has emerged of a construction crew tearing down one of the Belize’s largest ancient Mayan pyramids, to turn into gravel.
Brazil became the third and largest Latin American country to give a de facto green light to same-sex marriage.
The US administration pushed back after being accused of undermining press freedom by seizing reporters' phone records, claiming officials took the drastic steps to protect America
Venezuela has inaugurated a mausoleum that will hold the remains of the South American liberator Simon Bolivar.
The death toll from an accident at a US-owned mine in remote eastern Indonesia rose to four, as rescuers struggle to reach 23 workers still trapped underground in a collapsed mine
Japan's atomic regulator Wednesday ordered a halt to plans to restart an experimental reactor because of safety concerns.
A 53-year-old Taiwanese woman has been charged with human trafficking after allegedly sending hundreds of Cambodians to work in slave-like conditions on fishing boats.
Targeted by the Taliban, women and minorities vastly under-represented, and videos of irregularities went viral online yet Pakistan's 2013 election may still have been its fairest.
65 years after their ancestors were driven out during the Nakba, the "catastrophe" that befell Palestinians, Arab Israeli youths are returning to the village of Iqrit, Upper galile
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