Canada MPs vote for assisted suicide law
A proposed assisted suicide law has been passed by Canada's House of Commons.
A proposed assisted suicide law has been passed by Canada's House of Commons.
Five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx will be charged in a Belgian corruption case linked to irregular purchases of equipment by police and municipalities, a Brussels prosecutor has said.
An Italian appeals court has upheld the conviction and 16-year prison sentence for the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off Tuscany in 2012, killing 32 people.
An actor who played a police officer on TV has been convicted of second-degree murder over the fatal shooting of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons.
Johnny Depp's estranged wife has given Los Angeles police a statement to support her account of an alleged domestic violence incident involving the actor, according to her lawyers.
The US State Department is warning Americans visiting Europe this summer about the potential for terrorist attacks.
A court has convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and handed her a 14-month suspended sentence.
Rupert Neudeck, the co-founder of Germany-based humanitarian aid group Cap Anamur, which helped to rescue more than 10,000 Vietnamese "boat people", has died aged 77, the organisation said.
German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have suffered a legal setback at Germany's highest court in a battle over a two-second sample.
Footballer Lionel Messi's tax trial has begun with the Barcelona star deciding not to appear in court for early proceedings.
The Taliban are thought to have attacked several buses on a road in Afghanistan's north, killing nine people and abducting at least 35.
The mayor of Paris has announced plans to create a centre to take in migrants with nowhere to go.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a four-year-old boy entering a gorilla's exhibit at Cincinnati Zoo and the animal being shot dead to protect the child.
Poland's justice minister is reviving an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the US, where he is wanted in a nearly 40-year-old case.
More than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years, Amnesty International has said.
Public-sector employees are staging a strike across Belgium, disrupting train and bus services as well as schools, prisons and mail delivery.
An aid group has warned of an unfolding "human catastrophe" in Fallujah as Iraqi forces press to dislodge Islamic State militants from the city, where conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of trapped civilians.
Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in Russian custody before she was released last week, has been sworn in as a member of the national parliament.
At least 17 army personnel have died after a fire broke out at a major ammunitions depot in western India, the country's Defence Ministry said.
North Korea has again failed in its attempt to launch a powerful missile said to have the potential to reach US military bases in Asia and the Pacific, it is reported.
Police divers in South Florida have recovered a body that was being eaten by a pair of alligators.
About £9 million in bitcoins will be auctioned in Sydney, Australia, after police confiscated the digital currency as proceeds of crime.
Former US attorney general Eric Holder has said whistleblower Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by sparking a debate about secret domestic surveillance programmes, but insisted that he should still return to the US to stand trial.
The head of Egypt's journalists' union and two board members are to stand trial accused of spreading false news and harbouring colleagues wanted by authorities.
Police in Brazil investigating a gang rape which may have involved more than 30 men have said there is no doubt the assault happened, but tests on the 16-year-old victim were carried out too late to provide conclusive evidence.
At least 23 people have been killed in late night air strikes that struck the Syrian city of Idlib.
Four people have died after Kurdish rebels detonated a bomb as a police vehicle passed by in south-east Turkey.
The Prince of Wales has returned to Romania to visit a charity which promotes skills and training in rural Transylvania.
The White House has returned to normal operations after being placed on lockdown, the Secret Service said.
A Saudi court has sentenced a member of an independent human rights organisation to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members, Amnesty International said.
The director of Cincinnati Zoo has insisted the decision to kill a gorilla after a boy entered its enclosure was the right one.
Wildlife officials in Thailand have started the process of removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals.
Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre has been sentenced to life imprisonment for abuses during his time in power at the end of a trial that began in July 2015.
A woman says she and a friend were injured when they were jumped by a kangaroo while cycling in an Australian wine region.
Four people are presumed dead in south-west Germany after rainstorms triggered flooding that left one small town littered with debris and rubble.
Iraqi special forces expect to encounter fierce resistance as they push into Fallujah in a bid to free the territory from Islamic State (IS) control.
Kidnapped Mexican football player Alan Pulido was rescued after he was able to dial an emergency phone number and alert authorities to his location, officials said.
Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from severe weather in the state to six.
Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists say.
A seven-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents made him get out of their car as punishment for misbehaving.
The Libertarian Party nominated Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls.
A woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws during a late night swim off an Australian beach.
Haitians are bracing for trouble as an electoral verification commission prepares to deliver the results of its month-long review of last year's contested presidential and legislative elections.
Donald Trump says people in the United States illegally are cared for better than the nation's military veterans.
A gunman and at least one other person are dead after a shooting in Houston, Texas.
Mexican footballer Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the country's northern border state of Tamaulipas.
A police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending, according to media reports.
Iraq's special forces troops have surrounded Fallujah ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad.
A child remains in critical condition after a lightning strike disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park.
A top member of a rising nationalist party has been criticised after reportedly saying many people would not want Jerome Boateng, a German international footballer whose father was born in Ghana, as their neighbour.
Turkey's new government, led by a close ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has easily won a vote of confidence in parliament.
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