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Iran urges aid effort for Yemen

Iran urges aid effort for Yemen

Iran's foreign minister calls for "urgent humanitarian assistance" in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition ended air strikes against Houthi rebels.
Turkey says it 'shares' Armenia pain

Turkey says it 'shares' Armenia pain

Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey will "respectfully remember" deaths of Armenians in 1915 but stops short of recognising the killings as genocide.
'Spy charge' for US reporter in Iran

'Spy charge' for US reporter in Iran

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who was detained nine months ago in Iran, is facing four charges including espionage, his lawyer says.

VIDEO: 'Migrants cross vast stretch of sea'

Richard Bilton, on a boat south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, explains the scale of the journey that migrants face as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean.
Boston bomber 'shouldn't be executed'

Boston bomber 'shouldn't be executed'

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should spend life in prison without parole, write the parents of the youngest victim of Boston marathon attack

US police officer on murder charge

A white South Carolina police officer is charged with murder over the shooting death of a black man who appeared to be fleeing from him.

India 'sandalwood smugglers' killed

Police in India say they have killed at least 20 suspected red sandalwood smugglers in fierce gunfights in Andhra Pradesh.

VIDEO: Iraq mass graves uncovered in Tikrit

Iraqi forensic teams have begun to excavate 12 suspected mass grave sites in the city of Tikrit, days after Islamic State (IS) militants were driven out after a month-long siege.

VIDEO: Nigeria election: Roads empty in fear

As Nigeria eagerly awaits the results of this weekend's elections, people across the country are feeling apprehensive.

Hodgson happy to rest Sterling

Roy Hodgson says he is prepared to rest Raheem Sterling for Tuesday's friendly against Italy but is under no pressure to do so.
Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine

Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine

At least four people are killed after a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, local officials say.

Nigeria denies 500 children abducted

Nigeria's government denies that militant Islamists abducted 500 children from a town in the north-east, saying the number is lower.

Where has Putin been? The best of the memes

The 10-day disappearance of Russian President Vladimir Putin led to the internet responding with an inevitable collection of memes.

Putin 'was ready for nuclear alert'

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was ready to put the country's nuclear weapons on standby during tensions in Ukraine and Crimea.

Indian nun raped in convent attack

Police in eastern India are searching for a group of men who ransacked a convent school and gang-raped an elderly nun.

Oklahoma racist chants 'disgraceful'

The University of Oklahoma president says students who took part in a videotaped racist chant are "disgraceful" as he joins a rally on campus.

VIDEO: Relatives visit 'Bali Nine' island prison

Relatives of two Australian drug smugglers have visited them for the first time on the prison island of Nusakambangan, where they are due to be executed.

Court upholds Qadri death sentence

A Pakistani court upholds the death sentence of Mumtaz Qadri for shooting dead a provincial governor who backed reform to blasphemy laws.

SA rapper 'killed by girlfriend'

South Africa police arrest a woman for allegedly stabbing and killing a well-known local rapper, Nkululeko Habedi, popularly known as Flabba.

Greece told to 'stop wasting time'

The head of the eurozone's finance ministers calls on Greece to "stop wasting time" and engage in serious talks on reform.