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Sweden's prosecution authority says it had dropped its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, despite prosecutors finding the plaintiff's claim "credible".
Washington's celebrity giant panda Bei Bei leaves the city's zoo to begin his journey to China, the land of his ancestors, which he has never walked on. The rules of 'panda diplomacy' dictate that once a panda reaches the age of four, he or she is...
The town of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn, north of Toulouse, awakens the day after the collapse of a suspension bridge which led to the deaths of two people, including the driver driving what is believed to be an "overweight" lorry at the time of the accident.
Jennifer Williams, an advisor to Vice President Mike Pence, and Alexander Vindman, a Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, swear in before Congress in the first day of a critical week of public impeachment hearings.
The UN rights office says that it is "alarmed" by reports that live ammunition was used against protesters in Iran and had caused a significant number of deaths across the country.
Videographic on wildfires. Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia's eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring in the country's biggest city.
Patrols and whistle distribution: a Tunisian women's rights association is conducting a groundbreaking prevention campaign on the risks of sexual harassment during a festival that drew some 5,000 people to the Sahara desert.
Videographic on hurricanes. At least 5,000 people have fled their homes with Typhoon Kalmaegi poised to blast into the northern Philippines late Tuesday, with a second tropical storm forecast to hit just days later.
Videographic on renewable energy technology. Offshore wind could become Europe's largest single source of electricity and is set to increase 15-fold worldwide by 2040, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday.
Anxious parents of student protesters occupying Hong Kong's Polytechnic University hold a press conference, pleading the authorities to be lenient towards their children. Around 100 demonstrators remain barricaded inside Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ...
Videographic on Britain's political system. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will face each other in a televised debate on Tuesday ahead of a general election on December 12 dominated by Brexit.
Videographic on air pollution. Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia's eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring in the country's biggest city.
A walk inside Polytechnic University on Tuesday afternoon shows the level of destruction in the besieged campus as the number of student protesters holed up inside dwindle.
A group of student protesters covered in foil blankets are brought out of the besieged Polytechnic University campus by paramedics after surrendering.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reiterates that her government is "very confident" to cope with the unrest in the city, when asked if she would engage the the Chinese military for assistance. A brief appearance by Chinese soldiers on Hong Ko...
Hong Kong's chief executive says protesters occupying Polytechnic University have no option but to surrender if there were to be a peaceful resolution to a three-day standoff.
Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters dramatically escape a two-day police siege at a university campus late Monday by shimmying down ropes from a bridge to waiting motorbikes.
A group of student protesters, covered in blankets, are huddled together and getting assistance from paramedics inside the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University as they wait to be be brought out. The campus has become the epicentre for the ba...
NGOs enter the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong to meet with the student protesters. While some protesters wish to leave, others say they will remain to fight, as they fear they cannot trust the government to keep their promises in striking a d...
Illegal logging is taking a human toll in Romania. State rangers are being beaten, chased or threaten by timber thieves. Two were recently killed while facing alleged thieves. Two major protests, one by rangers and one organised by Greenpeace, hav...
The Blue Nile is a renegade river, according to Sudanese farmer Osman Idris, its unpredictable flooding swallowing crops and houses as it crashes through Sudan from Ethiopia on its way to Egypt.
Hong Kong protesters flee the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus as some of the more radical demonstrators fight back police tear gas using a catapult and throwing bricks and Molotov cocktails.
The United States no longer considers Israeli settlements to be "inconsistent with international law," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces, in a shift in American foreign policy.