Colombia says 19 citizens killed in tourist bus crash
Colombia's government said on Wednesday that 19 of the victims of a deadly bus crush in Ecuador were its citizens, as Quito lowered the overall death toll from the accident.
Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, prompting a barrage of tributes and condolences from around the world for the "diplomatic rock star".
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new high-level team to focus US and international efforts to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran
China's Communist Party has sacked a senior regional official over a vaccine scandal that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs, state media reported on Thursday.
North Korea's official newspaper on Thursday repeated its call on South Korea not to follow foreign forces' sanctions on Pyongyang, saying sanctions pressure and relationship improvement cannot be compatible.
The Aquarius rescue ship arrived in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.
Italy's government on Wednesday blamed the firm that operated the collapsed Genoa bridge for the disaster in which at least 39 people died, as it announced a state of emergency in the region.
The flood toll in India's southern tourist hotspot of Kerala jumped to 67 after another 25 deaths were reported on Wednesday, with more than 50,000 people seeking shelter in relief camps, a state official said.
A bus carrying travellers from Colombia and Venezuela crashed in Ecuador early Tuesday, killing 24 people and injuring 22 others, officials said.
A car swerved into passers-by then slammed into a barrier protecting Britain's Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack on Tuesday (local time).