Circus performers flip over animal ban in Mexico City About 1,000 clowns, jugglers and animal trainers marched Tuesday against Mexico City's pending ban on circus animals.
France hit by national train strike French commuters faced traffic chaos Wednesday amid a national train strike called by trade unions in protest against a proposed railway reform aimed at containing the sector's soaring debt.
Subway workers suspend strike ahead of World Cup Subway workers in Sao Paulo suspended Monday a strike that has caused traffic chaos in the World Cup host city but warned the work-stoppage could resume when the tournament kicks off.
Jolie and Hague to open largest ever summit on rape in war Co-hosts Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will on Tuesday open a four-day summit on ending sexual violence in conflict, the biggest meeting ever held on the subject.
'Locks of love' bridge in Paris evacuated after railing collapse Sometimes too much love can be a bad thing as Paris discovered on Sunday when thousands of "locks of love" attached to a footbridge caused part of the railing to collapse, forcing an evacuation.
Twitter chews up Obama after gum gaffe at D-Day Social media users tore into Barack Obama on Friday after the US president was seen chewing gum during solemn ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Shower of rose petals over Statue of Liberty marks D-Day A million red rose petals were showered over the Statue of Liberty on Friday in a spectacular display to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy during World War II.
Spanish zoo vet shoots keeper in gorilla escape drill A Spanish zoo vet shot a keeper with a tranquillizer dart when a gorilla escape drill went awry, knocking out the unfortunate victim who spent the next three days in hospital.
Italian navy rescues 2,500 migrants in 24 hours The Italian navy on Friday said it had rescued around 2,500 asylum-seekers from 17 boats in the past 24 hours as good weather conditions in the Mediterranean further boost the influx of asylum-seekers trying to reach Europe.
Summer frosts in some parts of Kazakhstan A drop to the freezing point in temperature is expected in some areas of Kazakhstan this June.
Canada unveils new prostitution law Canada's attorney general unveiled a law Wednesday that makes it legal to sell sex to individuals but illegal to buy it, after the high court struck down an anti-prostitution law.
Last original Navajo Code Talker dies Chester Nez, the last of 29 Navajo Indians who helped create a code used during World War II and never broken by the Axis Powers, died Wednesday. He was 93.
Images show farm work at N. Korea prison camp North Korea has increased economic linkages with a prison camp where inmates are working by hand in agriculture, according to satellite imagery released Thursday by a human rights group.
Former convicts to build EXPO-2017 facilities in Kazakhstan Press service of the Prosecutor's Office of Astana informed that former convicts will build the facilities for EXPO-2017 in Kazakhstan.
Six hurt as Australia breaks up immigration camp protest Australia said Tuesday a week-long protest by asylum-seekers at one of its immigration detention centres had been broken up with six people injured.
Sri Lankan asylum-seeker sets himself on fire in Australia A Sri Lankan Tamil asylum-seeker has died after setting himself on fire while awaiting a visa decision in Australia, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said.
Chinese elderly commit suicide to avoid coffin ban Six elderly people in China are said to have committed suicide to ensure they died before new regulations banning coffin burials come into force, a newspaper reported.
Mexican man, once world's heaviest, dies at 48 A Mexican man who was once the world's heaviest human when he weighed, weighing 597 kilos (1,316 pounds) at one point, has died at the age of 48, medical officials said.
Russian circus crocodile hurt by falling accountant A crocodile was injured in Russia when an accountant weighing 120 kilogrammes (260 pounds) fell on him during a bus trip through the arctic north, local media reported.
Possible Columbus wreck off Haiti in danger of looting The US marine archaeologist who believes he has found the famous flagship of Christopher Columbus said Wednesday that salvaging it was urgent to prevent looting.