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  • 25 January 2015

    At least 20 people were killed by shelling in the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol yesterday, as a rebel leader said separatists were launching an offensive on the city.

  • 25 January 2015

    Fifteen people were killed in shelling in the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol yesterday, Ukraine's interior ministry said, an attack Kiev blamed on separatist rebels and the Russian military.

  • 25 January 2015

    US President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito will visit today to offer condolences.

  • 25 January 2015

    The head of a German serial killer known as the "Butcher of Hannover" has been cremated after lying in storage for 89 years.

  • 25 January 2015

    The United States and its coalition partners have launched another round of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, conducting 26 strikes since early Friday.

  • 25 January 2015

    Western diplomats met Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila yesterday in a bid to persuade him to drop plans for amending the country's electoral law, officials said, after the measure drew violent protests last week.

  • 25 January 2015

    Japan promised not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants, after a deadline passed with no word from the captors.

  • 25 January 2015

    Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets yesterday in the biggest demonstration yet against the Houthi group that dominates Yemen, two days after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's resignation left the country in political limbo.