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Italian driver hijacks, torches school bus carrying children

ROME (AFP) - Italian police on Wednesday rescued 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver, who doused the vehicle in petrol and...

US-backed forces press offensive against IS Syria enclave

SOUSSA, Syria (AFP) – United States (US)-backed forces pressed an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group in its last redoubt in Syria yesterday,...

Aid agencies struggle to rescue Mozambique cyclone victims

BEIRA, Mozambique (AFP) - Aid workers raced on Wednesday to help survivors and meet spiralling humanitarian needs in three southern African countries battered by...

Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

SYDNEY (AFP) - A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to "sink yachts" has washed up on an Australian beach. The 1.8-metre specimen - believed...

New Zealand bans assault weapons within days of massacre

CHRISTCHURCH (AFP) - New Zealand imposed a ban on assault weapons yesterday, moving swiftly following the Christchurch massacre and triggering renewed calls from leading...

Costa Rica President wants free elections for Nicaragua

SEATTLE (AP) - Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a...

May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

LONDON (AP) - Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU), and nine days before it is scheduled to walk...

Youthful talent gives England a bright future, says Henderson

LONDON (AFP) - Jordan Henderson said England are ready to fulfil the growing expectations around their vibrant young team as the Euro 2020 qualifying...

Goretzka strike salvages a draw for new-look Germany

BERLIN (AFP) - Leon Goretzka spared coach Joachim Loew a humiliating defeat with a second-half equaliser as a new-look Germany side were held to...

UN judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - United Nations (UN) appeals judges on Wednesday upheld the convictions of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide,...

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