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At least nine attackers stormed a police station in China's restive Xinjiang province wielding axes and knives on Saturday, killing two police officers before being shot dead, state media reported Sunday.
Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been nominated by the ruling FLN party to run for a fourth term in April 2014. The leader was hospitalised in France last April after suffering what official reports described as a stroke.
At least 2,000 freight trucks blocked major highways across France on Saturday in a protest calling for the cancellation of an environmental tax on heavy loads. The protest comes despite government promises to suspend the so-called ecotax.
Israel is set to roll out the red carpet Sunday for French President François Hollande following France's firm stance in nuclear talks with Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week praised Hollande as a "close friend" of Israel.
Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the World Cup finals after beating Ethiopia 2-0 on Saturday. Ivory Coast’s qualification followed that of Nigeria later in the evening with a 4-2 aggregate win against Senegal.
Fresh clashes broke out in Libya’s capital Tripoli between rival militias on Saturday, a day after gunmen from Misrata opened fire on protesters demanding the disbandment of unlawful armed groups. The death toll from Friday's violence has hit 43.
A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-packed vehicle in West Kabul on Saturday, killing at least six people near the site where thousands of Afghan tribal elders are due to gather next week to discuss the future of US troops in the country.
Toronto city councillors voted to limit Rob Ford's powers on Friday but failed to subdue the defiant mayor, who refused to stand down from his post despite a string of sordid misdeeds, as his extraordinary saga continued to fuel worldwide interest.
French intelligence officers have arrested four men suspected of belonging to a jihadist network sending fighters to Syria to join the rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's government, police sources announced on Friday.
At least 31 people were killed and hundreds were wounded in clashes Friday following protests by Tripoli residents demanding that Libyan militias leave the capital. The armed groups are a holdover from the 2011 uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.
Father Georges Vandenbeusch, a French priest who was seized from his parish in northern Cameroon earlier this week, is being held by Nigeria’s Boko Haram, a source from within the Islamist group said on Friday.
Pop legend Madonna and Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard (pictured) have joined calls for the release of 30 Greenpeace activists facing jail time in Russia for protesting against Arctic oil drilling.
China will relax its strict family planning policy to allow some couples to have two children, the government announced on Friday as part of a raft of reforms. If one parent has no siblings the couple will be allowed to have a second child.
France are in danger of losing their spot in the World Cup for the first time in two decades after losing 2-0 to Ukraine in Kiev in their play-off first leg on Friday. Ukraine are now favourites to go to their second World Cup finals.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has adopted a final road map for ridding Syria of its arsenal by mid-2014, reaching agreement hours before a deadline expired, a spokesman said.
In a surprising opinion piece, a top French economist writes that Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman’s recent New York Times column praising France’s economic model is inaccurate. France24.com takes a closer look.
Armed militiamen have fired on a crowd demonstrating against their presence in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Photos of the incident began appearing on social media networks as soon as the first shots were fired.
Socialist presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet is the favourite for the November 17 elections in Chile. She already served as president of the South American nation from 2006 to 2010. This time, Bachelet is offering a vision of fundamental change for a country where the constitution that was put in place by the military dictatorship is still largely in place.
So far this year, 240 civilians in Afghanistan have been either killed or injured by explosives - an increase of over 30% from 2012. Over the last decade, NATO troops have dropped tens of thousands of bombs and laid out landmines throughout the country, many of which remain undetonated. Unless the unexploded devices are cleared before the NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan, the chance of locals becoming added to the list of casualties remains high.
Mumbai is the heart of the Indian film industry, where big budget Bollywood hits have been directed and produced for decades. But recent years have seen the rise of a new generation of independent filmmakers in the city. Anand Gandhi is one of them and his latest movie, "The Ship of Theseus", has garnered praise in India and across the world. He speaks to Marcus Karlsson.