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Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.
US multi-talented actor Seth MacFarlane – also voice-over artist, animator, screenwriter, comedian and director – unveils his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces the Scottish government will introduce legislation "shortly" as a first step towards another independence referendum to be held by 2021. She adds that she hopes the legislation will be agreed by the end of ...
Videographic on the InSight mission. Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour.
Armenian President Armen Sarkisian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church the Catholicos Garegin II, and other officials attend a ceremony commemorating the 104th anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million of A...
Politicians including Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Arlene Foster and Leo Varadkar at the funeral for the journalist killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland.
Celebrities like Emilia Clarke and Taylor swift as well as US politician Nancy Pelosi and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah arrive at the red carpet for Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People of 2019" gala event.
A meticulous marijuana factory in the middle of the Uruguayan countryside is preparing to export its first harvest as six tonnes of the green plant prepares to land in medical markets across Europe, Canada and Australia.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Vladivostok for a first summit with Vladimir Putin, as Pyongyang seeks support in its nuclear deadlock with the United States. The talks, organised in secret and announced at the last minute, will be Kim'...
Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement were jailed on public nuisance laws for their roles in organising the Umbrella movement, the 2014 mass pro-democracy protests that brought parts of the city to a standstill for months.
Videographic on hurricanes. A tropical system off Mozambique threatens to unleash a cyclone on the northern Cabo Delgado province just weeks after the country's central parts were ravaged by a powerful storm.
Short videographic on the Solar system and Mars. Scientists say they may have detected the first known seismic tremor on the planet, a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour.
Muslims in Colombo fear a backlash after the Easter Sunday attacks which killed more than 350 people. Sri Lanka has a population of 21 million, of which the majority are Sinhalese-speaking Buddhists. Muslims account for 10 percent of the populatio...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Vladivostok, Russia, for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin, as Pyongyang seeks support in its nuclear deadlock with the United States.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crosses the border into Russia for a first summit with Vladimir Putin, as Pyongyang seeks support in its nuclear deadlock with the United States. The talks, organised in secret and announced at the last minute, will...
Waving and smiling, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepares to board one of his signature olive-green trains, following in his father's tracks to head for Vladivostok and a summit with Vladimir Putin.
Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement are jailed for their role in organising mass pro-democracy protests in 2014 that paralysed the city for months and infuriated Beijing.
CCTV footage shows a man carrying a rucksack walking and entering St Sebastian's Church in Negombo on Easter Sunday. At least 321 people were killed by suicide bomb blasts on that ripped through three hotels and three churches as worshippers atten...
Twenty years on, the spiritual movement Falungong has remained stubbornly persistent, even as practitioners in mainland China continue to face arrests and torture, according to rights groups.