China on Monday said that it has barred three reported US citizens -- a woman and her two grown children -- from leaving the country because they are suspected of "economic crimes". According to the New York Times, Chinese-born mother Sandra Han and her children, Cynthia and Victor Liu, were...
At least 21 people have died and tens of thousands displaced by torrential rains that have battered Iraq over two days, according to health officials and the United Nations. Seif al-Badr, spokesperson for Iraq's health ministry, told the AFP news agency on Sunday that women and children were among the...
At least one person has died and more than 100 others have been injured as around 282,000 people protested against soaring fuel prices throughout France. Police used tear gas to stop demonstrators on the Champs-Elysees. An estimated 240,000 people gathered on Saturday at 2,000 locations, blocking roundabouts and motorway exits...
A French court on Friday sentenced a woman who kept her baby hidden in the maggot-infested boot of her car to two years in jail for negligence causing mental disability. Rosa Maria Da Cruz, a mother of four originally from Portugal, kept her daughter Serena hidden away until she was...
One of China's top universities has warned students they face arrest if they associate with a labour-rights organisation that has drawn support in a recent surge of Chinese campus activism. Peking University sent a message to all students on Wednesday accusing Jasic Workers Solidarity of "criminal activity", according to a...
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday and called for early elections after a sharp disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal, throwing the government into turmoil. Lieberman also said his party was quitting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, leaving the premier with only a one-seat majority in...
Ten people were missing on Monday after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey’s western coast, the Turkish coastguard said. Two migrants swam to shore not far from the coastal town of Dikili in Izmir province after their boat sank, the coastguard said in a statement, adding that a...
Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port was signed over to China on a 99-year lease because Sri Lanka could not repay Chinese loans it took out to build the port. Palpable fears heightened across Africa, last week, following a report of impending takeover of Zambia’s national power company by China after the...
French police stopped two topless protesters who approached the motorcade of US President Donald Trump as he made his way up the Champs-Elysees to a ceremony in Paris marking 100 years since the end of World War I. One of the protesters, with slogans written on her body, got within...
Poles mark a century of independence on Sunday amid tensions in the isolated and deeply polarised country over the prominent role that marginal far-right groups gained in shaping the main state parade. Chaos engulfed plans for the state military parade in Warsaw days ahead of the centenary, as far-right groups...