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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution. In a late-night news conference, he said he took responsibility...

Fidel Castro’s ashes have been laid to rest in the Cuban city of Santiago, nine days after his death at 90. Crowds lined the streets to see the cortege heading to the Santa Ifigenia cemetery for...

Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia’s authoritarian president of 22 years, has suffered a surprise defeat in presidential elections. He will be replaced by a property developer, Adama Barrow, who won more...

The former Cuban president, Fidel Castro has died aged 90 – his dramatic life makes his longevity all the more surprising. Here are some important facts about his five-decade rule: 80 rebels landed...

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, one of the world’s longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90. His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the...

A verdict is expected this week in the case of a man arrested in Malawi after he told a BBC reporter he had had sex with pubescent girls as part of a “cleansing” ritual. But some Malawians...

US President-elect Donald Trump has defended his handling of the transition to the White House, amid reports of disarray in his team. Mr Trump tweeted that the process of selecting his new cabinet and...

The execution of a Chinese villager – despite widespread calls to commute his sentence – has drawn criticism from those who say this country’s courts have one way of handling the powerful...

Two 15-year-old Russian youths fired at police from a cottage window for several hours before their bodies were found with gunshot wounds. The drama, in Russia’s western Pskov region, was streamed...

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday rejected the idea that bogus stories shared at the social network paved a path of victory for President-elect Donald Trump. “The idea that...

It’s Washington DC’s favourite new parlour game – guessing who will fill the top posts in US President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. In his victory speech, the Republican...

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump. Many shouted the slogan “Not my president”. Others burned orange-haired...

Donald Trump has defied all expectations from the very start of his presidential campaign more than a year ago. Very few people thought he would actually run, then he did. They thought he wouldn’t...

Donald Trump won the US presidential election early this morning in a stunning victory that sent shockwaves around the world. (function(d) { var params = { id:...

Republican Donald Trump wins the key states of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, while Hillary Clinton wins Virginia as counting continues across America. (function(d) { var params...

As Donald Trump and his family strode into their assigned polling locales, cameras flashed, and mics were hot. (function(d) { var params = { id: "11851435-63ba-41cf-86ce-783bcf886504", ...

British banker Rurik Jutting has been found guilty of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong, in a case that has gripped the city. A jury took around four hours to find an expressionless Jutting,...

At this point, most people know the big electoral prizes at stake on Tuesday night. Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania are going to attract the lion’s share of attention, as they have in the past few...

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have made renewed attacks on each other’s fitness for office as polls suggest the race for the White House is tightening. Mrs Clinton – who has seen her national...

India’s prime-time TV presenter Arnab Goswami has sparked a social media frenzy with the news he is leaving the country’s top English-language channel. Goswami is a household name, famous...