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  • 5 July 2015

    Millions of Americans yesterday took part in Independence Day parades and attended firework shows amid worries over possible security threats, a spike in shark attacks on East Coast beaches and the danger of wildfires in the West.

  • 5 July 2015

    Kazakhstan's veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrates his 75th birthday tomorrow, in good shape and vastly popular, but the expected fireworks and fanfare mask uncomfortable questions about the future of the second-largest post-Soviet economy.

  • 5 July 2015

    Channel Tunnel services were disrupted yesterday after about 150 migrants tried to storm the Calais terminal.

  • 5 July 2015

    Afghanistan's parliament rejected a second nominee for defence minister yesterday, leaving a vacuum that has already lasted nine months, while government forces battled the Taliban just 30 miles west of the capital Kabul.

  • 5 July 2015

    Two Czech tourists were shot on an Albanian mountain road on Friday, and the killers rolled their car down a ravine to portray the deaths as an accident, police and eyewitness reports confirmed yesterday.