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Hungary on Sunday lashed out at French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius over his criticism of the country’s new anti-migrant border fence, accusing him of “shocking and groundless” judgements.
The hardline Islamic State group has destroyed part of an ancient temple in Syria’s Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday.
Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election in two phases starting Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step of a roadmap to democracy that critics say has been tainted by a crackdown on dissent.
At least 37 people died when a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya’s coast on Sunday, the second such fatal accident at sea within days, while European leaders struggled to find a coherent policy on the refugee crisis.
An author and neurologist who explored the wonders of the human brain in books like "Awakenings" has died. Dr. Oliver Sacks was 82.
Saudi women registered to run in municipal elections for the first time in the country’s history on Sunday, just one week after voter registration was opened to women in another first for the ultraconservative kingdom.
A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200, civil defense officials in the kingdom said.
Australian journalist Peter Greste told FRANCE 24 that he was “devastated” and “appalled” by an Egyptian court’s decision on Saturday to sentence him and two Al-Jazeera colleagues to three years in prison, calling it a “travesty of justice”.
Thanks to a monitoring programme run by the World Health Organization and increased access to retroviral drugs, Cuba has become the first country to come close to eliminating the mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Crowds of yellow-clad Malaysians demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak converged on central Kuala Lumpur again on Sunday, a day after tens of thousands paralysed the capital in a boisterous yet peaceful demonstration.
Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting “revolution” took to the streets of Beirut on Saturday for an unprecedented mobilisation against sectarian politicians they say are incompetent and corrupt.
Officials from nine European nations agreed Saturday to reinforce security on international rail lines and urged the European Commission to review the rules of the Schengen border-free zone after a foiled attack on a train last week in France.
Austrian police said Saturday that they intercepted another truck containing 26 migrants and that three young children had to be hospitalised, days after 71 people died in an abandoned vehicle.
Chad executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad Saturday, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.
Teddy Riner of France won the gold medal in the over 100kg category at the world judo championship in Astana on Saturday, defeating Ryu Shichinohe of Japan in the final.
The Ugandan entrepreneur Betty Ikalany uses agricultural waste such as maize and ground husks to make charcoal briquettes in Uganda. She is one of the four laureates of the African Start-up Award at the New York Forum Africa in Libreville, Gabon.
Poland said on Friday it was almost certain it had located a Nazi train believed to have gone missing at the end of World War II loaded with gold, jewels and weapons.
Turkish jets took part in US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State in Syria for the first time on Friday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
The young entrepreneur Evans Madongo, 29, who helps light rural homes in Kenya with solar-powered LED lanterns, received a prize for his innovative project at the New York Forum Africa in Gabon.
A group of six people shut themselves inside a dome on a dormant volcano in Hawaii on Friday as part of a year-long NASA experiment to simulate life on Mars.