Russia halting gas supplies to Ukraine
Russia's state-controlled gas company is halting supplies to Ukraine.
Russia's state-controlled gas company is halting supplies to Ukraine.
Students in Brussels have begun returning to class after a two-day shutdown over fears that a series of simultaneous attacks could be launched around the Belgian capital.
A man said to practice an ultra-orthodox version of Islam has been detained after a raid on a French village as police step up security following the Paris terror attacks.
A pilot from a Russian warplane that was shot down by Turkish jets near the Syrian border has been rescued, President Vladimir Putin has said.
Most protesters in Chicago seem to have heeded pleas for restraint in the hours after the release of a video showing the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer.
A state of emergency was declared in Tunisia after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others.
A newborn baby with the umbilical cord still attached was left in the Christmas nativity manger at a New York City church.
An Islamic militant attack involving a suicide car bombing and gunmen has targeted a hotel in Egypt's northern Sinai region, killing seven people, according to reports.
A hostage-taking incident in the northern French town of Roubaix has ended and all the hostages are safe, officials say.
A private space company said it has landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.
An explosion has struck a bus carrying members of Tunisia's presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 16 others in what the interior ministry called a "terrorist act".
German prosecutors have widened their investigation of Volkswagen to include suspicions of tax evasion linked to the emissions cheating scandal.
A teenage boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first fatality since July in one of the three West African countries hit hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.
Portugal's president has invited Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa to form a government, backed by the Communist Party and radical Left Bloc.
A Vatican tribunal has rejected a journalist's request to dismiss charges against him for publishing confidential documents.
Turkey has shot down a Russian fighter plane near the Syrian border in an incident described by Vladimir Putin as a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices".
US president Barack Obama has promised to work with France and other allies to intensify the campaign against Islamic State, saying America will not be cowed by the scourge of terrorism.
Four people have died in a helicopter crash at the US military base at Fort Hood.
A Palestinian motorist has rammed his vehicle into a group of Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint, leaving three of them injured, the military said.
A car slammed into a bus near Mexico's Gulf coast, causing a crash that left 24 people dead and another 10 injured.
Americans have been warned to be alert to possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased terrorist threats around the world.
The man believed to have planned the Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the city's business district, a French official says.
A military court in Thailand has charged two men over the deadly August bombing at a Bangkok shrine that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured.
Lawyers for a 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a home made clock to his Texas school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves 15 million dollars (£9.9 million).
An earthquake has rattled central Mexico, swaying buildings in the capital, Mexico City.
At least four people have died in a new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence on the eve of US secretary of state John Kerry's visit to the region to try to calm two months of unrest.
A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit asking a federal agency to return a film shot by her grandfather that shows a portion of the 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy.
The use of chemical weapons is "becoming routine in the Syrian civil war", a US official has said.
A torrent of mud unleashed by a dam burst at an iron ore mine in south eastern Brazil is contaminating the Atlantic Ocean.
The Davis Cup final is set to go ahead as planned in Ghent this weekend with increased security measures because of the terror alert in Belgium.
Fifa has formally opened proceedings against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini and hopes to give its verdicts next month.
A US military helicopter has crashed in South Korea, killing two people on board.
Six Iranian migrants have sewn their mouths shut during a protest near the village of Idomeni at the Greek-Macedonia border.
A helicopter flying pilgrims from a mountain temple dedicated to a Hindu goddess has crashed, killing seven people in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.
Thousands of people have lined the streets of Hamburg to pay tribute to former West German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who died two weeks ago at age 96.
Authorities in New Orleans are trying to determine what sparked a shootout between two groups of men that wounded 17 people in a crowded park.
The Islamic extremist group that said it was behind Friday's assault on a luxury hotel in Mali's capital has issued a new statement identifying the two gunmen.
Officials say the hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner has shifted to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where a British pilot believes the Boeing 777 made a controlled ditching last year with 239 people on board.
An explosion has damaged the public toilets at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni shrine, which honours Japanese war dead.
Bahrain's security forces tortured detainees in the years after its 2011 protests, despite a government promise to stop such abuses, according to a new report.
A public memorial service for former All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu will be held at Auckland's Eden Park stadium next Monday.
Australia has said it remains committed to resettling 12,000 Syrian refugees, but warned painstaking security checks could take more than a year.
Pfizer and Irish-based Allergan are on the brink of a deal worth nearly £100 billion that will create the world's largest drug maker by sales, it is reported.
President-elect Mauricio Macri's promise to revitalise Argentina's sagging economy with free-market reforms and improve strained relations with the United States has carried him to a historic win that ended 12 years of often-conflictive rule by President Cristina Fernandez and her late...
An explosive vest found in a suburb south of Paris contained bolts and the same type of explosive used in the November 13 attacks on the French capital, officials have revealed.
The assault on a luxury hotel in Mali's capital that killed 19 people was a clear attempt to derail a fragile peace process meant to stabilise the country's volatile north, a representative of northern separatist groups have said.
Pageant judges have crowned a new winner of Zimbabwe's fourth annual "Mister Ugly" contest - upsetting supporters of the crowd favourite and prompting rioting at the event.
Bangladesh has executed two influential opposition leaders on charges of war crimes during the country's 1971 independence war, a senior jail official said, despite concerns that the legal proceedings against them were flawed, and threats of violence by their supporters.
Egyptians in nearly half the country, including the capital Cairo, are voting in the second stage of parliamentary elections that will produce the country's first legislature since a chamber dominated by Islamists was dissolved by a court ruling in 2012.
Nearly two million people on the Crimean Peninsula are without electricity after two transmission towers in Ukraine were damaged by explosions, Russia's energy ministry says.
A landslide near a jade mine in northern Burma has killed about 100 people, most of them villagers digging for scraps in a towering mountain of displaced earth, witnesses said. Many more people were missing.
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