More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say.
About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday).
Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks.
Pictures posted by the People's Daily newspaper...
A group of friends in Canada helped rescue a goose they found caught in some fishing line at a local river.
Two men cut the line off the distressed goose after hearing it was making strange noises and swimming into the water to to capture it.
"This is why you don't leave your fishing equipment in the water," one man said. "Clean up after yourself."
The pair cut some of the wire off the...
An Indian state has sparked outrage for making people living under the poverty line put signs on their house that say, "I'm Poor" in order to receive food assistance from the government.
The ruling right wing Bharatija Janata Party in Rajsasthan, located in the northwest part of India along the border of Pakistan, says the program is designed to dole out food assistance quicker and more...
Four Arab states have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands it must meet if it wants them to lift their sanctions.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are asking the Gulf state to shut down its broadcaster, Al Jazeera.
They are also asking Qatar to reduce ties with Iran and close a Turkish military base - all within 10 days.
Qatar, which sought to raise its profile in...
EU leaders are going into summit talks in Brussels, where they will hear the UK's plans for protecting EU citizens' rights after Brexit.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May will brief them on Thursday night. Negotiations on the UK's exit terms began on Monday.
"I will be setting out how the UK proposes to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK," Mrs May said.
Counter-terrorism is also a key...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the destruction of an ancient mosque in the city of Mosul is "an official declaration of defeat" by so-called Islamic State (IS).
Iraqi forces say IS blew up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its famous leaning minaret as jihadists battled to stop advancing pro-government troops.
IS said American aircraft had destroyed the complex, a claim denied by the...
Authorities in Argentina have released images of a major trove of Nazi artefacts seized during a raid on a home in Buenos Aires.
The crafted objects, which include a bust of Adolf Hitler and an eagle of the Third Reich, were found in two shops and a home in the north of the country's capital.
No arrests have been made, the security ministry said in a...
A man suspected of setting off a bomb at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday has been identified as a 36-year-old Moroccan from a city district that has spawned a number of jihadist attackers.
The suspect came from Molenbeek and was carrying a bomb armed with nails and gas canisters, officials said.
He was shot and later died after the explosion, which is being treated as a terrorist...
A host of proposed new laws designed to prepare the UK for a "smooth and orderly" departure from the EU have been announced in the Queen's Speech.
Of 27 bills, eight relate to Brexit and its implications for key industries.
As well as a bill to convert EU rules into UK law, there are measures on trade, customs, immigration, fisheries, agriculture, nuclear and sanctions.
But other key...
Saudi Arabia's king has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince - replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne.
King Salman's decree also means Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, will become deputy prime minister while continuing as defence minister.
Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, has been removed from his role as head of domestic security, state media...