Singer Billy Joel becomes father again at 68

American singer Billy Joel is celebrating the birth of his third child at the age of 68, his second with 35-year-old wife Alexis.

Posted 2017/10/24 08:05:00

Thai king set for five-day funeral year after death

Thailand is preparing to bid farewell to the country's revered former ruler, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, more than a year after he died.

Posted 2017/10/24 07:07:00

Kim Jong Nam murder suspects back at airport

Two women accused of killing of North Korean leader King Jong Un's half-brother have been brought back to where the attack took place.

Posted 2017/10/24 01:41:00

Russian journalist stabbed in studio attack

A prominent Russian journalist at one of the country’s leading radio stations has been stabbed in the neck by an assailant who burst into the broadcaster’s studios.

Posted 2017/10/23 12:33:00

Charges dropped against Dubai Briton

A British man sentenced to jail in Dubai for touching a man's hip has had the charges against him dropped, his representatives have said.

Posted 2017/10/23 10:22:00

British woman dies after boat crash in France

A British woman has died after a boat she was travelling in violently struck a beacon on the Rhone River in the south of France.

Posted 2017/10/22 13:07:00

WHO rescinds Mugabe ambassador role

The World Health Organisation has reversed its decision to make Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador.

Posted 2017/10/22 12:03:00

Buddhists in Myanmar protest Rohingya return

Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists, including monks, have protested against a plan by Myanmar's government for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to return to the country.

Posted 2017/10/22 11:17:00

Charging rhino injures suspected poacher

A suspected poacher was left injured after a rhino he was tracking suddenly appeared and charged at him.

Posted 2017/10/22 10:59:00

Putin rival leaves jail as Kremlin race heats up

Russian opposition leader and anti-Putin campaigner Alexei Navalny declared "I'm out" after he was released from a detention centre in Moscow.

Posted 2017/10/22 08:59:00

Stranded diver stalked for miles by deadly shark

A diver who became separated from his boat has said he is lucky to be alive after swimming miles back to shore while being stalked by a large tiger shark.

Posted 2017/10/22 08:35:00

Typhoon causes chaos in Japan on election day

Millions have battled severe wind and rain to vote in Japan's election, as a powerful typhoon causes chaos across the country.

Posted 2017/10/22 06:27:00

Malta offers €1m reward over journalist killing

Malta's government has offered a €1m (£893,000) reward for information on who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb.

Posted 2017/10/21 15:57:00

Fake wife? Melania Trump body double conspiracy

Conspiracy theorists on Twitter think Melania Trump was replaced by a body double as her husband addressed the media last week.

Posted 2017/10/19 06:27:00

New Zealand gets youngest Prime Minister in history

New Zealand is getting a new government after a month of deadlock following elections, with Jacinda Ardern becoming the nation's youngest leader.

Posted 2017/10/19 06:17:00

Celeb TV host to challenge Putin in election

A celebrity TV host says she plans to run in next year's Russian presidential election where she is expected to face Vladimir Putin.

Posted 2017/10/18 18:43:00

Pair fired after United Airlines passenger removed

Two airport security officers have been sacked for their part in the forcible removal of a passenger from a plane that left him bleeding from a broken nose and two broken teeth.

Posted 2017/10/18 11:07:00

Scientists race to stop parrot massacre in Tasmania

Australian scientists are racing to save critically endangered swift parrots from being "massacred" by sugar glider predators in Tasmania's ancient forests.

Posted 2017/10/18 07:08:00

Booker won by US author for second year in row

George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his first novel, Lincoln In The Bardo.

Posted 2017/10/18 06:51:00

Death toll in Portugal wildfires reaches 41

At least 41 people have died in Portugal, where firefighters are slowly gaining control over the 15 major blazes.

Posted 2017/10/18 00:18:00