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Iceland honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.
At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka and destroyed thousands of shanties.
After a defiant show to the city's leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, Hong Kong protesters stay on the main highway outside the government headquarters after nightfall.
Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage late on Saturday when a suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months.
Japan has few remaining "ice farmers", who eschew the ease of refrigeration for open-air pools to create a product that is sold to high-end shaved ice shops in trendy Tokyo districts.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong democracy activists open umbrellas to shield themselves from torrential rain as they gather for a major rally to show the city's leaders their protest movement still attracts wide public support despite mounting viol...
A sea of democracy activists once more flood the streets of Hong Kong in a defiant show to the city's leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence and increasingly stark warnings from Beijing.
Indonesians hold a greasy pole climbing competition as part of celebrations to mark the country's Independence Day. Hundreds of participants climb 174 slippery poles to collect prizes at the top.
Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd in a bid to show the city's leaders that their protest movement remains defiant despite increasingly stark warnings from Beijing.
Sudanese chant slogans and celebrate the historic deal between generals and protest leaders for a transition to civilian rule after eight months of upheaval that saw the president ousted after 30 years in power.
Participants of the 8th edition of the 100-mile Berlin Wall Race run where guard towers and barbed wire once stood. At 6:00 am (0400 GMT), around 500 individual runners from 32 countries, plus double that in relay teams, start the 8th edition of t...
Pokémon -- the small, adorable creatures with special fighting abilities -- have been around for more than two decades, and they’re as popular as ever, mainly due to families sharing the legacy with each other. More than 7,500 people are expected ...
Sudan's generals and protest leaders sign the historic deal for a transition to civilian rule that will govern the 39-month transition during a ceremony held at a hall by the Nile in the capital Khartoum.
Veterans mark the 50th anniversary of the British army's deployment to Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Veterans Association is holding an anniversary memorial event in the city of Lisburn, southwest of Belfast, with hundreds of ex-service p...
A group of experimental archeologists and volunteers embark in Bulgaria on a 700-nautical-mile journey with a reed boat to test a hypothesis that ancient Egyptians were able to trade over the high seas.
Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters gather outside a police station at Hong Kong's Mongkok district while police in riot gear stand guard, after the activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies as concerns mount over Beijing's next move.
At least eight people were killed and ten were injured in a hotel fire in Ukraine's port city of Odessa early Saturday, emergency services said. The fire broke out at 1.34 am (2234 GMT) in the southern city's Tokyo Star hotel. Some 65 firefighter...
A few hours after the announcement of the death of actor Peter Fonda, his fans pay tribute to him and talk about "Easy Rider", the film that made him famous.
The 39th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary summit of Heads of State and Government opens in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam.
Umbrellas pack the roads of Hong Kong's Hung Hom district as protesters kick off a weekend of fresh demonstrations in rain for a major test for the movement following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week -- and as concerns mount ove...