Python owner charged in Canadian boys' deaths

Canadian federal police on Tuesday charged the owner of a python in the deaths of two young boys who were asphyxiated by the snake while they slept in 2013.

Turkey grinds to halt after massive power cut

The nationwide power cut was confirmed to have hit 49 of the country's 81 provinces, from the Greek border to those in the southeast neighbouring Iran and Iraq.

Armed leftists take Istanbul prosecutor hostage over politically sensitive death

Mehmet Selim Kiraz was investigating the killing of Berkin Elvan, who died in March last year after spending 269 days in a coma due to injuries inflicted by police in a protest.

$300m set aside for Germanwings crash costs

The sum is to cover compensation claims by the families of the 150 people who lost their lives in the March 24 crash in the French Alps, the loss of the Airbus A320 and other costs

Peru's prime minister to resign after censure vote

Seventy-two lawmakers voted to remove Prime Minister Ana Jara from office after less than a year in the job, while 42 opposed the move.

Routine military drills to guard against security threats - Indonesia

The drills come amid heightened government concerns over a rising number of Indonesians pledging loyalty to the Islamic State (IS)

Search teams use new road to reach Germanwings crash site

Three trucks set off from the dropzone in Seynes-les-Alpes early in the morning after a hectic 48-hour road-building operation to ease access to the remote mountainside.

Iran and world powers agree to continue nuclear negotiations

Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue negotiations.


Pacific islands brace for possible super typhoon

The island of Chuuk, part of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), received a direct hit late on Sunday from Typhoon Maysak and the Yap group was next in its path.


Runaway rhino kills one in Nepal

A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, killing one and injuring six.


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