At least 20 displaced civilians, including women and children, have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in south Yemen, officials say.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said a village in the Mawza district of Taiz province was hit on Tuesday afternoon.
Most of those killed are believed to have been from the same family.
There was no immediate comment from the coalition, which is...
A Canadian family who found an intravenous catheter in a tub of ice cream will need to undergo medical tests for the next six months.
Four people had already been eating the caramel pecan ice cream when one bit into a piece of the medical device.
The ice cream manufacturer says it has requested a full investigation by Canada's food inspection agency.
Quebec health authorities told the...
An Israeli student whose grandparents survived the Holocaust has admitted stealing items from the Auschwitz death camp for her art project.
Rotem Bides visited the former Nazi German camp in Poland several times and removed items, including a sign forbidding people from taking anything.
She told an Israeli newspaper she had acted out of concern that the Holocaust would over time "turn into a...
A former Thai general has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for human trafficking at a landmark trial.
Manas Kongpan is among more than 60 people convicted in Bangkok of trafficking Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims, a minority fleeing Myanmar.
Another top former official was sentenced to 75 years in prison. More than 100 defendants were on trial.
Muslim Rohingya have been fleeing Myanmar...
Saudi police have released a young woman who appeared in a video wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public without charge.
She was summoned for questioning after a video of her dressed in "indecent" clothing sparked a heated debate in the Muslim country.
Some demanded she be punished for breaking the strict Saudi dress code.
But the public prosecutor has now closed the case, the ministry...
Senators in Chile have voted in favour of a proposal which would end the country's total ban on abortions.
The measure would allow abortion in cases of rape, if the mother's life was at risk or if the foetus would not survive the pregnancy.
Currently, women can be prosecuted if they have an abortion.
The bill, which has the backing of President Michelle Bachelet, will now go back to the...
An ancient Roman sarcophagus has been excavated from a building site in central London.
The 1,600-year-old coffin found near Borough Market is thought to contain the remains of a member of nobility.
Archaeologists have been unable to identify the body as the stone coffin has been left filled with soil after being robbed, experts believe.
The sarcophagus will now be taken to the Museum of...
Bad weather caused a military plane to crash in Myanmar last month with 122 people on board, state media say.
The Chinese-made aircraft went down in the Andaman Sea on 7 June with no survivors.
Investigators found the pilot had lost control after entering thick storm cloud. Ice had formed on the wings and sudden crosswinds had led the engine to stall, state media say.
The disaster is among...
The head of the French armed forces has quit after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts.
Gen Pierre de Villiers said in a statement he could no longer "guarantee the durability of the army model" that he considered necessary to ensure France's protection.
France's government last week revealed major cuts to bring its budget deficit below the level of an EU cap.
The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month.
Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt told reporters at the UN they now wanted it to accept six broad principles.
These include commitments to combat terrorism and extremism and to end acts of provocation and...