An Indian woman who worked as a babysitter in Connecticut has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for the death of a 19-month-old child in her care last year.
Three people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation were arrested overnight in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who were found in a refrigerated truck abandoned on Austria's main highway.
A billboard in Tel Aviv announcing the opening of an Iranian embassy that met with disbelief and curiosity turned out to be a hoax, organisers of the eye-catching stunt have said.
Iraqi officials say an explosion has ripped through the parking lot of a Baghdad police station when a police bomb squad tried to defuse a car bomb while colleagues looked on, killing six and wounding 10.
Libya has recovered 82 bodies washed ashore after a boat packed with migrants capsized near the western town of Zuwara, a Red Crescent official said on Friday.
Austrian interior ministy on Friday confirmed that a truck full of refugees found abandoned on a motorway was containing more than 70 bodies.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control.
Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp during World War II that is remembered as The Great Escape, has died in his hometown of Perth, his son said Friday. He was 101.
French police official on Thursday arrested two investigative journalists from Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco.
Pakistan could possess the world's third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in a decade, or have enough fissile material available for it, according to a new report.
New figures released on Thursday indicate that India is the most common non-UK country of birth of residents in 2014, numbering 793,000, which accounts for 9.6 per cent of the total non-UK born population.
A suspected Taliban militant blew himself up during a police raid in central Pakistan on Thursday, killing his own wife and two children, police said.
Iran's most expensive ever movie, "Muhammad", which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, was release nationwide on Thursday, winning praise from early audiences.
Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Thursday reported the death of eight people in fresh clashes that erupted despite ongoing talks on a new truce agreement for the separatist east.
Bill Grant, a microbiologist at the University of Leicester, has got a new honour – a bacmetrium isolated in Japan has been named after him.