Cypriots have gone to the polls to elect a president who must negotiate a financial rescue to save the island country from its economic crisis.
Amanda Knox is a "witch" whose lying ways belied her fresh-faced "soap and water" looks, a lawyer has told the court hearing her murder appeal.
Tens of thousands of small-scale Sudanese prospectors are undertaking hazardous expeditions across barren areas to search for gold.
Darfur's most powerful rebel group has suspended meetings with Sudan's government in Qatar in protest at Khartoum's plan to hold a referendum.
Catholic Relief Services fears it will have to shut its West Darfur food programme at the end of the month unless Khartoum lifts a ban.
Once kept at home by love for mamma's home-cooked pasta, a growing number of young Italians are now forced to live with their parents.
As training jobs go, United States Colonel Bernard Mater's task of mentoring the fledgling Afghan air force is among the more daunting ones.
Drive-by shootings, murders and extortion are the new calling cards of a weakened insurgency in Mosul.
A powerful earthquake struck central Italy as residents slept on Monday morning, killing more than 90 people and making up to 50 000 homeless.
A strong earthquake rocked a large swathe of central Italy on Monday, killing at least 10 people and causing houses and churches to collapse.