Firefighters in Northern California are still struggling to contain more than 1,000 wildfires that have been burning for more than a week.
A military shooting demonstration in South East France has left 16 people wounded, after real bullets were used instead of blanks.
An 11 year old Romanian girl who is 21 weeks pregnant after being raped by an uncle will be able to have an abortion, even though its forbidden by law.
The people of Zimbabwe are going to the polls in the second round of a presidential election in which Robert Mugabe is the only candidate.
70 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 remain missing more than four days after a ferry capsized in a typhoon off the coast of the Philippines.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will discuss whether to ban Zimbabwe from international cricket at a meeting in Dubai on July 2.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has condemned a decision by the European Union (EU) to lift diplomatic sanctions against Cuba but impose tough human rights conditions.
The European Union has agreed to new financial sanctions aimed at pressuring Iran to halt uranium enrichment.
Zimbabwe’s opposition presidential candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai is seekiing refuge at the Dutch embassy in Harare just days after withdrawing from run-off against incumbent Robert Mugabe.
Retired Jamaican and FIFA football referee Winston ‘Dirks’ Campbell is dead.
Zimbabwe\'s opposition Movement for Democratic Change says it will announce on Monday whether the party will withdraw from the June 27 presidential run-off.
The European Union has lifted sanctions imposed on Cuba in 2003 in protest against the Cuban government\'s imprisonment of more than 70 dissidents.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously in favour of a resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war.
The bodies of four supporters of Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have reportedly been found near the Zimbabwean capital.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered members of the National Guard Troops to ride on city buses in the capital, Caracas, in a bid to prevent armed robberies and the frequent killing of bus drivers.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the violence in Zimbabwe could undermine the outcome of the presidential run off election.
The European Parliament has approved new rules which could see illegal immigrants detained for up to 18 months or banned for five years from re-entering the European Union.
The death toll from the southern China flooding has risen to more than 100.
The price of crude oil yesterday hit a new high of close to $140 a barrel in New York trade despite Saudi Arabia agreeing to increase output in July.
Motor company Honda has begun the first commercial production of a zero-emission, hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle.
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and US President George W. Bush have warned Iran to accept their offers of partnership or face tough sanctions and international isolation.
A South African court banned unauthorised trials of vitamin therapies for AIDS, which some say are a health risk.
Flooding from rain-swollen rivers forced the evacuation of thousands of people and has damaged homes and businesses across the US state of Iowa.
The police in Zimbabwe said the secretary general of the main opposition party will be charged with treason and faces a possible death sentence.
The Secretary General of Zimbabwe\'s main opposition party is to be charged with treason. If convicted he could face the death penalty.