A fire broke out in an apartment building in the north of Paris early on Wednesday morning killing eight people, including two children, said police.
While Europe is struggling with a record influx of refugees, would-be migrants from the Balkans are taking desperate measures to 'prove' that their lives are threatened in the hope of securing a successful asylum claim.
The US has launched a secret drone campaign managed jointly by the CIA and Special Operation Forces in Syria to target the leaders of the dreaded militant group Islamic State, a media report has said.
A Soyuz spacecraft successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history.
Israel complained to the United Nations on Tuesday about a Palestinian initiative to fly their flag alongside those of member states at its headquarters, calling it "another cynical misuse of the UN by the Palestinian authority."
An award-winning Azerbaijan investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner Khadija Ismayilova was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail on corruption charges, her lawyer said.
If diplomacy is an art, as some have said, handling Pakistan can be high art, as seen in a bunch of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s emails released Monday night.
Alabama police officer, Eric Sloan Parker went on trial Tuesday on a federal charge of using excessive force against an Indian man who was partially paralyzed during a confrontation in a suburban neighborhood.
Pakistan backed off from supporting the Harkat-ul-Ansar, a terror group it used as a proxy against India, in the late 1990s fearing the US would put it on the list of "state sponsors of terrorism", according to a CIA report.
Beijing, a city of around 21 million people, is grinding towards a lockdown in the run-up to the mega military parade on Thursday that will see 30 heads of states looking on as 12,000 Chinese soldiers march to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of Japanese occupation and World War II.
Malaysian police will question former premier Mahathir Mohamad over statements he made at massive weekend demonstrations held to demand current Prime Minister Najib Razak's ouster over corruption allegations.
A college librarian in Kentucky has found the 19th-century manuscript of a musical number that gave rise to one of the most widely performed songs in the world, Happy Birthday to You, University of Louisville officials said on Monday.
After more than 6,800 deaths in the military conflict in eastern Ukraine since April 2014, the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels say a much-anticipated ceasefire is holding. A truce brokered by Western powers in February helped to subdue the fighting but did not stop it completely.
Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards creating a more open and inclusive church.
A former top military general who headed the CIA has suggested to the Obama administration to rope in jihadists from al Qaeda to take on the Islamic extremist group Islamic State which has threatened the United States of America with another 9/11-style attack.