Eight miners are missing after a flood at Russia's largest diamond mine.
Water leaked into an underground shaft on Friday morning when more than 100 workers were inside.
Most have been rescued from Mir mine in eastern Siberia, according to diamond company Alrosa, which runs it.
However, the company said reports that those still missing had been located were not true and the search...
French authorities are investigating the mysterious death of two friends whose bodies were found in a back garden bearing no sign of violence.
Lucien Pérot, 69, and Olivier Boudin, 38, appear to have died as they were having a meal together.
Their bodies were found on Thursday in the garden of Perot's house in Authon-du-Perche, about 150km (90 miles) south-west of Paris.
One was sitting...
Venezuela's new constituent assembly has voted to sack top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, during its first day of work.
Ms Ortega, a vocal critic of left-wing President Nicolás Maduro, had opposed the assembly's inauguration on Friday, citing allegations of voting fraud.
Security forces have surrounded her office in the capital Caracas, in what she has called a "siege".
Mr Maduro says the new...
Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma has been returned to house arrest after spending three days in jail, his wife has confirmed.
The mayor of Caracas was detained with fellow opposition leader Leopoldo López after urging protests against a controversial vote held last Sunday.
The constituent assembly the vote set up is to be sworn in on Friday, with more mass protests...
A son of the Israeli prime minister is facing a public backlash amid an escalating row over his reported failure to pick up his dog's droppings.
Yair Netanyahu, 25, responded with an obscene gesture, a neighbour said on Facebook, after she told him to clear up the waste left in a Jerusalem park.
Mr Netanyahu hit back at critics, leading the son of a former Israeli PM to accuse him of racism...
Parts of Europe are experiencing their most extreme heat in more than a decade as temperatures hit 44C (111 F).
Several countries have issued health warnings as this week's record-breaking weather conditions continue to affect swathes of the continent.
Sweltering temperatures in Italy have sparked wildfires, and dozens of towns and cities are on the health ministry's maximum heat...
Supermarket giant Aldi has withdrawn all eggs from sale from its stores in Germany as they may have been contaminated by insecticide.
Tests showed that the chemical fipronil, which can harm people's kidneys, liver and thyroid glands, was found in eggs from the Netherlands.
Fipronil is used to treat lice and ticks in chickens.
One German official said up to 10 million of the contaminated...
A large fire has ripped through a residential skyscraper in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates - for the second time in two years.
Footage posted on social media showed flames spreading up the Torch Tower, and burning debris falling down.
The authorities later said that civil defence workers "successfully evacuated" the building and the blaze was brought under control.
It is not clear what...
Two men accused of a terror plot to put a bomb on a plane were also trying to build a device that could release toxic gas, Australian police have alleged.
The men, aided by so-called Islamic State (IS), failed in a bid to smuggle an explosive on to an Etihad flight in Sydney on 15 July, authorities claimed.
They also allegedly plotted to build a gas "dispersion" device, but police said it was...
Seventy percent of Jewish Israelis support giving the death penalty to terrorists who kill Israeli citizens for nationalistic reasons, a poll released Wednesday indicates.
The Israel Democracy Institute monthly peace index poll found 25.3 percent do not support the death penalty in these cases and 4.9 percent did not know or didn't answer.
For those who murder Israeli solders, 66 percent...