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  • 27 May 2015

    AMNESTY International has accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.

  • 27 May 2015

    The Danish prime minister has called an election for June 18 in which her centre-left Social Democrats will face stiff competition from the centre-right Liberals who want more curbs on immigration and limits on state spending.

  • 27 May 2015

    Libya's internationally recognised prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, has survived an assassination attempt by gunmen who opened fire as he was leaving a session of the anarchic country's elected parliament.

  • 27 May 2015

    More than two dozen marine mammals and nearly 40 birds, most of them pelicans, have been collected dead and alive from along California's oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara in the week since a petroleum pipeline ruptured there.

  • 27 May 2015

    Floodwaters have deepened across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another 12 ins of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists in the fourth-largest US city.

  • 27 May 2015

    Islamic State (IS) extremists have unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops.

  • 26 May 2015

    Recovery teams have resumed the search for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Texas carried a holiday home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.

  • 26 May 2015

    The US has returned 25 artefacts that were looted from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that had made their way into top US museum, university and private collections.