Park Geun-hye: South Korea's
ex-leader jailed for 24 years
South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye has been
sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of abuse of
power and coercion.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81
South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81.
Russia fire: Children killed in Kemerovo shopping centre blaze
[March 26 2018]
As many as 41 children may be among the victims, and
16 people are missing, Russian officials say.
Stephen Hawking: Tributes pour in for 'inspirational' physicist
The British scientist, famed for his work on black
holes, died peacefully at his home in Cambridge aged 76.
Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un to meet 'as soon as possible'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Donald
Trump to meet him, an unprecedented overture which the US leader has
said he will accept.
Eastern Ghouta Syria: The neighbourhoods below the bombs
Whole neighbourhoods in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region
outside Damascus have been flattened and thousands of families
displaced, amid a government assault to retake it from rebels.
Florida shooting: Nikolas Cruz confesses to police
accused of killing 17 people at
a Florida high school on
Wednesday has confessed to the
shooting, police say.
Taiwan earthquake: Series of
powerful aftershocks hit Hualien
Aftershocks continue to rattle Taiwan after a strong
earthquake that killed at least four people and injured more than 200
Cancer blood test 'enormously exciting'
[January 19 2018]
Scientists have taken a step towards one of the
biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.
Ritz Paris robbery: Jewellery worth millions seized in armed heist
[January 11 2018]
Armed robbers have seized millions of euros worth of
merchandise from a jewellery shop at the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris.
Burning tanker off Chinese coast 'in danger of exploding'.
fears of an environmental
disaster in the East China Sea
as a tanker continues to leak
oil two days after colliding
with a cargo ship.
South Korea proposes
high-level talks with North on
South Korea has offered high level talks with North Korea on 9 January to
discuss its possible participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.