A teenager has been killed in Venezuela during another day of mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro, officials say.
Luis Alviarez, 18, was hit in the chest during clashes with police in the western state of Tachira.
Opposition activists say another protester was also killed in the state.
They been protesting almost daily for seven weeks to demand early elections and an end to the...
Award-winning Mexican journalist Javier Valdez has been shot dead in the north-western state of Sinaloa.
He was killed when unidentified attackers opened fire on his car in the city of Culiacan where Valdez was working, the RioDoce website reports.
Valdez, 50, received the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in 2011 for his coverage of drug...
One of Italy's largest migrant centres has been in the hands of the mafia for more than a decade, police have said.
Police say the Arena clan made money by providing services at Isola di Capo Rizzuto in Italy's far south and siphoning off state funds.
The clan is alleged to have hidden behind a local Catholic charity which officially runs the centre.
The claims came to light on Monday,...
Mutinous soldiers have opened fire in four big cities in Ivory Coast, defying a government order to lay down their weapons.
Shots rang out near the presidential palace in the main city, Abidjan, the second city, Bouaké, and in cities vital to the cocoa industry.
Banks across Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer, are shut.
The mutineers, who helped the president take office in...
A panel of doctors has met in India to discuss the case of a 10-year-old rape victim who is seeking an abortion.
The girl was repeatedly raped by her stepfather and is due to give birth in about four months, police in the northern town of Rohtak told the BBC.
He has been arrested and detained pending a full police investigation.
Indian law does not allow terminations after 20 weeks unless...
President Emmanuel Macron has chosen centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as France's new prime minister.
Mr Philippe, 46, is not from the president's new centrist party but from the centre-right Republicans.
The choice is seen as an attempt to draw in key figures from both the right and left of French politics.
The announcement forms part of a busy first day for the president - he is due...
Palestinian hunger-strike leader Marwan Barghouti has denied the authenticity of a video purportedly showing him eating secretly in his prison cell, his lawyer said.
Barghouti, along with 1,500 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel, launched a hunger strike on April 17, demanding better conditions, including family visits.
Last week, Israeli authorities, in an apparent attempt to discredit...
North Korea said on Monday it had successfully launched a new type of ballistic missile in its latest test which it said was aimed at building capacity to launch nuclear missiles.
The North fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday in a launch that that came just days after South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in, who has called for closer engagement with the...
A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after an outbreak of cholera killed scores of people.
Hospitals in the city, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, are crowded with cholera patients.
The Red Cross says the number of suspected cases in the country has tripled in a week to more than 8,500.
Yemen has been ravaged by hunger and civil war, allowing disease to...
Prison guards have shot dead 17 inmates after a mass breakout at Buimo prison in Papua New Guinea.
Three prisoners have been recaptured while 57 others managed to escape and remain at large.
Authorities have warned that the escaped inmates, some of them still awaiting trial, pose a serious threat to the safety of the area.
The prison in Lae, Papua New Guinea's second largest city, has seen...