The British government will set out its legislative programme for the coming year on Wednesday, with immigration top of the agenda in a Queen’s Speech aimed at people who “work hard and want to get on”.
Three people died and several others were missing in the water in the port of Genoa today, after a container ship smashed into a control tower in a night-time accident which revived painful memories in Italy of a deadly cruise ship disaster last year.
The dramatic discovery of three young women who were abducted around a decade ago in the US state of Ohio and were kept imprisoned in a house in Cleveland has several infamous precedents.
The Democratic Republic of Congo today displaced fellow African nation Niger to gain the unenviable distinction of being the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to the annual report of Save the Children.
Three brothers in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region who snatched the title for the world's best restaurant, the Celler de Can Roca, humbly trace their inspiration to their mum's cooking.
Priti Patel, a rising star in the ruling Conservative party, got a shock when her father announced his candidature for the rival UK Independence Party (UKIP) in local council elections. Dipankar De Sarkar reports.
Former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has vowed to take up the 26/11 trial and investigation into the ISI involvement in the Mumbai terror strike on priority basis if voted to power.
A new jihadi magazine set up by militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan has appealed to Muslims around the world to come up with technology to hack into or manipulate drones, describing this as one of their most important priorities.
Giulio Andreotti, a Machiavellian seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated the political scene for decades, died today at the age of 94.
Eminent Belgian scientist Christian de Duve, a winner of the Nobel prize for medicine, died on Saturday aged 95 after committing euthanasia, which is legal in Belgium, his family said.
The leftwing opposition politician who was Germany's finance minister when the euro was adopted says it's time to think about abandoning the common currency in the wake of the enormous economic problems in southern Europe.
Dismissing concerns expressed by Ireland's Roman Catholic leaders over a new abortion bill in the wake of an Indian dentist's death, Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said that it is the government's responsibility to legislate according to people's wishes.
A rare painting of the footprints of Prophet Muhammad will go under the hammer and is expected to fetch 10,000-15,000 pounds at a British auction later in May.
Dozens of devotees are flocking a makeshift temple set up by an Indian caterer in Leicester after he found a brinjal that looks like Lord Ganesh.
Nigel Evans, deputy speaker of the House of Commons, has denied as "completely false" allegations against him, after he was arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, BBC reported.