Iran frees 54,000 prisoners to combat coronavirus
Iran frees 54,000 prisoners to combat coronavirus
Iran has temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners in an effort to combat the spread of the new coronavirus diseas...
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US makes emergency rate cut as coronavirus spreads
US makes emergency rate cut as coronavirus spreads
The US central bank has slashed interest rates in response to mounting concerns about the economic impact of the coronav...
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Greece is Europe's shield, says EU chief
Greece is Europe's shield, says EU chief
The head of the European Commission has sent a strong message of support to Greece in its attempts to stop migrants cros...
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Spain plans 'only yes means yes' rape law
Spain plans 'only yes means yes' rape law
Spain's government has backed a proposed change to its controversial rape laws that focuses on the importance of sexual ...
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Deadly tornadoes rip through Nashville
Deadly tornadoes rip through Nashville
At least 19 people have died after two tornadoes ripped through central Tennessee, including the state's biggest city Na...
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World in 'uncharted territory' on coronavirus
World in 'uncharted territory' on coronavirus
The world is in "uncharted territory" on the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Doctors ...
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Global growth ‘could halve’ because of coronavirus
Global growth ‘could halve’ because of coronavirus
The global economy could grow at its slowest rate since 2009 this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Organisation...
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Turkey says millions of migrants may head to EU
Turkey says millions of migrants may head to EU
The Turkish president has warned that "millions" of migrants and refugees will soon head towards Europe. Recep Tayyip Er...
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Taliban to resume attacking Afghan forces
Taliban to resume attacking Afghan forces
The Taliban are to resume attacks against government forces, just days after signing a deal with the US aimed at bringin...
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US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year Afghan war
US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year Afghan war
The US and the Taliban have signed an "agreement for bringing peace" to Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict...
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France bans large indoor events to battle virus
France bans large indoor events to battle virus
France has banned all indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people, as part of efforts to contain the country's coronavir...
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Russians march in memory of slain Kremlin critic
Russians march in memory of slain Kremlin critic
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Russia's capital to mark five years since the murder of opposition lead...
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Actresses walk out after Polanski Césars win
Actresses walk out after Polanski Césars win
Several actresses have walked out of the César awards ceremony in Paris after Roman Polanski, who was convicted of the ...
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Venice Carnival closes amid coronavirus outbreak
Venice Carnival closes amid coronavirus outbreak
Italian officials have cut short the Venice Carnival as they try to control what is now the worst outbreak of the corona...
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Deadly earthquake hits eastern Turkey
Deadly earthquake hits eastern Turkey
At least nine people including three children are dead in eastern Turkey after an earthquake with its epicentre in neigh...
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Russia denies spreading coronavirus misinformation
Russia denies spreading coronavirus misinformation
Russia has flatly denied allegations that it is spreading disinformation about the new coronavirus outbreak on social m...
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Coronavirus cases double in one day in South Korea
Coronavirus cases double in one day in South Korea
South Korea says the number of new coronavirus cases in the country has more than doubled in one day. Officials said on S...
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Revered charity founder 'abused six women'
Revered charity founder 'abused six women'
A religious leader who founded a celebrated organisation for people with learning difficulties sexually abused six women...
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Saudi rapper faces arrest for her music video
Saudi rapper faces arrest for her music video
Saudi officials have called for the arrest of a female rapper who released a music video for her song Mecca Girl that pr...
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US election: What to expect from key Nevada vote
US election: What to expect from key Nevada vote
After a pause of more than 10 days, the race to decide which Democrat will take on Donald Trump in November's election r...
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