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Russian 'It Girl' Ksenia Sobchak announces Kremlin bid

Russian 'It Girl' Ksenia Sobchak announces Kremlin bid

Russian journalist, former reality show host and socialite Ksenia Sobchak announced Wednesday that she intends to stand for president in 2018 as an opposition candidate.

Militant behind Pakistan school attack killed: Taliban

Militant behind Pakistan school attack killed: Taliban

The militant commander accused of masterminding Pakistan's deadliest ever extremist attack, a massacre at a school in Peshawar in 2014, has been killed, the Pakistani Taliban said in an email to media Wednesday.

Trump blasts ex-FBI chief over alleged Clinton 'fix'

Trump blasts ex-FBI chief over alleged Clinton 'fix'

President Donald Trump accused James Comey Wednesday of fixing a probe into Hillary Clinton's email last year, pointing to a heavily censored email released by the FBI as evidence.

Air Berlin pilots suspended after farewell fly-by

Air Berlin pilots suspended after farewell fly-by

The pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Duesseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday.

Wizz Air applies for UK licence before Brexit

Wizz Air applies for UK licence before Brexit

Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air announced on Wednesday that it has applied for a British air operator's licence in order to make its operations ‘Brexit ready’.

Twitter toughens guidelines on harassment

Twitter toughens guidelines on harassment

Twitter has toughened its stance on online sexual harassment and abuse, laying out stronger penalties for misconduct on the social media platform in an email to its Trust and Safety Council published by Wired late on Tuesday.

Trump slams NFL for not making players stand for anthem

Trump slams NFL for not making players stand for anthem

US President Donald Trump criticized the National Football League on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem, firing back after league officials meeting in New York chose instead to effectively back players' right to political activism.

Mugabe's wife sues over $1.35mn diamond ring

Mugabe's wife sues over $1.35mn diamond ring

In 2015, Grace Mugabe placed an order for a 100-carat diamond ring worth $1.35mn to mark the anniversary of her wedding to the 93-year-old leader.

Chinese president Xi lays out vision for 'new era'

Chinese president Xi lays out vision for 'new era'

Xi Jinping's wide-ranging address laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous China and its place in the international community, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity.

Sri Lanka suffers sharpest monthly drop in remittances

Sri Lanka suffers sharpest monthly drop in remittances

Remittances declined by a record 10% to $556.6mn, compared with $618.3mn in August last year, the central bank said in a report.

Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74

Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74

An outbreak of highly contagious plague has claimed 74 lives in Madagascar over the past two months with the capital particularly affected, according to a new official toll published on Tuesday.

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

New Delhi experiences suffocating smog every year around Diwali, when farmers in north India burn the stubble left behind after the harvest and revellers let off smoke-spewing firecrackers.

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