The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya.
Women who broke silence on sexual harassment and abuse have been named as Time's Person of the Year.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged the Government to apologise for a colonial-era massacre in India in which hundreds of people were killed.
Toxic air is putting the brain development of millions of infants under one at risk, Unicef says.
The Olympic ban prompts denial and defiance, not soul-searching, in Russia state media.
One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of our ancestors is unveiled in South Africa.
Shiv Yadav threw himself in front of a moving van after the children accidentally put it in gear.
The Palestinians give a warning on President Trump's plan to recognise the city as Israel's capital.
The pair are accused of a hazy plan to bomb Theresa May’s offices and residence on Downing Street and then to stab her to death.
A clerical error meant that the seven-year old boy was summoned to begin his military service.
Conflict has forced some 1.7 million people to flee their homes this year, aid agencies say.
The five were decorating the town tree when they made contact with high-voltage cables.
Born while her mother was in captivity, the 40-year-old woman only found out about her identity now.
Guinness World Records are considering whether the 5.2lb (2.35kg) fruit is the heaviest on record.
People who sparked the #MeToo movement by speaking out over sexual harassment have been honoured as Time magazine's Person of the Year.
Remember the young dolphin that died after beachgoers took it from the sea to pose for photographs with it?
The Chinese Embassy accused Australian officials of damaging “mutual trust,” a day after laws were proposed to curb interference by other countries in Australian politics.
Why Johnny Hallyday was France's biggest rock star, but virtually unknown in the rest of the world.
Twenty two Russian athletes appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being banned for doping offences at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Numerous electronics brands have sprung up offering inexpensive gadgets. Here’s how Amazon enables them, and how other brands may copy that success.
Some think Prime Minister Hun Sen considers himself the reincarnation of a 16th-century ruler. Recently built statues certainly suggest a resemblance.
Mark Zuckerberg is taking parental leave for this month, he has revealed on social media.
Pope Francis has set himself on a new collision course with Donald Trump over the President's plans to move the US Israeli embassy.
Palestinians have voiced fury over Donald Trump's reported plans to declare Jerusalem the capital city of Israel and they said the Middle East peace process was "finished".
Raza Khan from Lahore disappeared after attending a public meeting about recent religious protests.
Two more MPs will have their eligibility for office tested while eight others avoid being referred.
Los Angeles and New York see particular surges as the national figure rises by just under 1%.
The first of a group of British men nicknamed the Chennai Six, who were held on weapons charges in India, has returned home.
The production of two blockbuster TV shows has been halted by wildfires in California.
Beijing accuses Australian politicians and media outlets of damaging trust between the nations.
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