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Manushi Chhillar brings Miss World 2017 crown to India after 17 years

Manushi Chhillar brings Miss World 2017 crown to India after 17 years

An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant's history.

Tintin and Snowy drawing sells for 500,000 euros

Tintin and Snowy drawing sells for 500,000 euros

A colour drawing of Tintin and his faithful canine companion Snowy sold at a Paris auction on Saturday for more than half a million euros.

Greek flooding toll reaches 19, as more bodies found

Greek flooding toll reaches 19, as more bodies found

Greek police and emergency workers rescued three bodies in flood-hit areas west of Athens on Saturday, bringing the death toll since Wednesday to 19.

Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings

Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings

US miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc is evacuating spouses and children of workers from its giant Indonesian copper mine after a string of shootings in the area raised security concerns.

Philippine leader says police to return to drugs war if problem worsens

Philippine leader says police to return to drugs war if problem worsens

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday that the police would reassume their lead role in implementing his war on drugs if the narcotics problem worsens ...

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Spain

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Spain

Veteran Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, under house arrest since 2015 for alleged coup plotting, escaped across the border to Colombia on Friday and later flew to Spain.

Zimbabweans flood Harare to celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

Zimbabweans flood Harare to celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years.

Sri Lanka arrest 19 after communal violence; four injured

Sri Lanka arrest 19 after communal violence; four injured

Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Cambodian court charges two journalists with espionage

Cambodian court charges two journalists with espionage

A Cambodian court on Saturday charged two journalists with espionage for filing news reports to a US-funded radio station, which can carry a prison term of up to 15 years.

Mass anti-Mugabe rally planned in Zimbabwe

Mass anti-Mugabe rally planned in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are expected to take to the streets Saturday in large numbers to show their support for this week's military takeover and urge President Robert Mugabe, who is under house arrest, to step down.

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump's rejection of the treaty and defence of fossil fuels.

Shanghai police see no foul play in Russian teen model's death

Shanghai police see no foul play in Russian teen model's death

Shanghai police have ruled out foul play and cast doubt on allegations that overwork contributed to the death of a 14-year-old Russian model after she took part in Shanghai Fashion Week last month.

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