UN peace talks on Yemen postponed: official

25 May 2015

United Nations-brokered talks designed to return peace to war-torn Yemen have been postponed, a UN official has said, just four days before ...

3 killed in Pak blast targeting President's son

25 May 2015

At least three people were killed and 13 others injured today in a remote-controlled bomb blast that was apparently targeted at Pakistan ...

Poles vote in cliffhanger presidential election runoff

25 May 2015

Poles voted today in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski ...

Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

25 May 2015

Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She ...

Burkina Faso to exhume body of slain ex-leader Sankara

25 May 2015

The remains of slain former president Thomas Sankara and 12 of his colleagues who were assassinated during a coup d'etat in 1987 will be ...

Burundi opposition leader murdered, activists vow protests

25 May 2015

Thousands of Burundian activists mourned a murdered opposition leader at his funeral today, vowing to intensify their protests against a ...

Aid shipment reaches Yemen's conflict-hit Aden

25 May 2015

A ship carrying 460 tonnes of Emirati humanitarian aid docked today in Yemen's restive port city of Aden, as a Saudi-led coalition ...

Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

25 May 2015

Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown ...

Flooding in Texas, Oklahoma prompts rescues, evacuations

25 May 2015

Up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain fell over 24 hours in parts of Texas, prompting numerous evacuations and rescues overnight and ...

French immigration thriller bags Cannes Palme d'Or

25 May 2015

A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building new lives, "Dheepan", captured the Palme d'Or top prize at the ...

Cannes closes with glittering ceremony

25 May 2015

After nearly two weeks of stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies -- and a couple of duds -- the Cannes Film Festival closed today ...

Swathes of Ukraine's rebel east lose access to water: governor

25 May 2015

A pro-Kiev official in eastern Ukraine said today that swathes of the rebel-run region have lost access to water because fighting has ...

Lebanon's Hezbollah urges backing for fight against IS

25 May 2015

The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement today urged broad support for his group's fight in Syria, saying it was engaged in an existential ...

Iran denies agreement on military site inspections

25 May 2015

An Iranian negotiator today denied accepting military site inspections as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, a delicate issue in ...

Rooney Mara, Emmanuelle Bercot share Cannes best actress award

25 May 2015

In a surprise decision, the Cannes jury today split the best actress award between upcoming Hollywood star Rooney Mara and France's ...

Hundreds pay tribute to Brussels Jewish Museum dead

25 May 2015

The mayor of Brussels led tributes today to the four people murdered at the Jewish Museum a year ago as he sought to reassure Jews about ...

Stokes and Cook tons make New Zealand toil

25 May 2015

Ben Stokes scored the fastest-ever Test hundred at Lord's, while England captain Alastair Cook weighed in with a less spectacular but ...

Ethiopia votes with ruling party set to return

25 May 2015

Ethiopians voted today in the country's first general elections since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi in 2012, with his successor ...

Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message

25 May 2015

There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the US to the Philippines. When ...

France's Vincent Lindon wins Cannes's best actor award

25 May 2015

Talented, gruff and a former squeeze of Monaco's Princess Caroline, French character actor Vincent Lindon scooped the best actor award at ...

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