Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s trial begins on espionage charges behind closed doors in Tehran, 10 months after he was arrested at his home and imprisoned.
An overweight who became an internet sensation after being ridiculed for his dancing attends a party organized in his honor, featuring a DJ set by Moby.
Burundi’s opposition figure and his bodyguard have been shot dead by gunmen, adding to tensions after a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams welcomes Ireland’s landslide ‘yes’ vote for same-sex marriage and says it is a “huge day for equality”.
Early counting indicates Ireland has voted heavily in favour of allowing same-sex marriage in an historic referendum
A bill to end U.S. spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data, called the “USA Freedom Act”, is blocked in the United States Senate. A follow-up vote to extend for two months the current “USA Patriot Act” program which authorizes the collection of so-called telephone “metadata” also fails to pass.
Noor Jahan, a rear variety of mango weighing over 4 kilograms has become an object of amusement among people in Alirajpur district in India’s central state of Madhya Pradesh.
LIBYA (Next Media) – As the EU struggles to cope with the surge in illegal immigrants arriving from conflict-stricken Libya, EU ministers have approved an operation that will establish a military force to combat human smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea.
President Barack Obama starts his own Twitter account, quickly amassing tens of thousands of followers.
African migrants living in an Italian asylum centre speak about their experiences and hopes since travelling to Europe.