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French judo heavyweight Teddy Riner claimed his sixth consecutive world championship this weekend in Russia, confirming his current dominance in the over 100kg division. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at the man who has become a legend, aged just 25.
Ukrainian forces have been ordered to retreat from the main airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk after clashes with a Russian tank battalion, Ukrainian military sources said on Monday.
Hundreds of protesters trying to topple Pakistan's government briefly seized the state broadcaster on Monday, intensifying the political crisis gripping the nuclear-armed nation.
Paris Saint-Germain moved into second place in the French league on Sunday by drubbing Saint-Etienne 5-0 at home.
Rescue workers searched overnight for two people still missing after an explosion ripped through an apartment building in a Paris suburb, killing at least six people and reducing half of a residential building to rubble.
Iraqi forces aided by US air strikes have broken through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli, where thousands have been trapped for over two months with dwindling food and water supplies.
Pro-democracy activists vowed on Sunday to bring Hong Kong's financial hub to a standstill after China's parliament rejected their demands for the right to freely choose the former British colony's next leader in 2017.
Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years and a Palestinian official said would cause only more friction after the Gaza war.
French police stopped a 16-year-old girl from boarding a flight to Turkey at Nice airport on Saturday on suspicion that she was on her way to join an Islamist militia in Syria, the Interior ministry said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday sharply raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by mentioning statehood for the country's restive east, as fighting involved navy ships on the Azov Sea for the first time.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged on Sunday that he would not dismantle the 35-hour working week in a bid to reassure the party’s core voters, amid concerns about the government’s direction and open party infighting.
Dozens of Yazidi women who were kidnapped in Iraq by militants from the Islamic State group have been taken to Syria, forced to convert and then sold to the jihadists as "wives", the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday.
The European Union threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain.
Two Algerian diplomats who were kidnapped in Mali in April 2012 by the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) were freed on Saturday, the Algerian foreign ministry announced.
All the Filipino UN peacekeepers trapped by Islamist militants in the Golan Heights are now safe after they slipped away under cover of darkness and made it to a nearby UN encampment, military sources in the Philippines said Sunday.
The US military on Saturday began air drops of humanitarian aid at Baghdad's request on the Iraqi town of Amerli, where thousands of ethnic Turkmen Shiites have been cut off from food, water and medical supplies by Islamist fighters.
Scores of people were injured in clashes between police and opposition protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Saturday, officials said, with the toll expected to rise as fighting continues.
Some of the Filipino blue helmets surrounded by militants linked to al-Qaeda on the Syrian side of the border with Israel in the Golan Heights were evacuated amid gun battles on Saturday, but others remain trapped.
Polish Prime Minister Donald tusk became president of the European Union's Council and Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini was appointed as diplomacy chief at a summit in Brussels on Saturday.
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison after religious authorities rejected the death penalty, in one of many trials of Islamists since their removal from power.