The remote island of Flatey, off the west coast of Iceland, came first in Big 7 Travel's list of the world's top 50 islands for 2019.
The Taliban has handed two Western hostages over to US forces in southern Afghanistan, three years after they were abducted, in a swap for three high-ranking insurgent prisoners that could boost peace talks.
The UN has harshly criticised President Donald Trump's decision to pardon three US service members accused of war crimes as a "disturbing signal" to military forces worldwide.
One woman is killed in France every three days by their partner or ex-partner, while marital violence affects 220 000 Frenchwomen every year.
A pregnant woman was killed by dogs while walking her own dog in a forest in northern France during a hunt with hounds, investigators said Tuesday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says that his country is "tired" of questions related to the Trump scandal, amid a critical week of public impeachment hearings in Washington.
Swedish prosecutors said Tuesday they have dropped their investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, even though they found the plaintiff's claim "credible".
Pet detective Sun Jinrong holding a phone with the picture of a missing cat in a residential compound in Beijing. (NOEL CELIS / AFP)
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China has insisted it alone holds the authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemns a decision by the city's high court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters.
Researchers from Yamagata University recently discovered a new 142 Nazca formations, including images of birds, monkeys, fish, snakes, and foxes.
Four Malaysian men have been caned for having gay sex in violation of Islamic laws, with activists Tuesday condemning "vicious punishments" they said highlighted a crackdown on the LGBT community.
The UK Brexit department said there is no "date for an ‘economic impact assessment’ to take place."
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is facing a defamation lawsuit over remarks he made about the cave diver Vernon Unsworth on Twitter.
Relatives of some of the young pro-democracy protesters holed up inside a Hong Kong university held anxious vigil as police vowed to arrest those inside.
The EU's trade chief has defied Boris Johnson by claiming he will only get a "bare bones" trade deal with the EU next year or none at all.
Prince Andrew has come under scrutiny in recent months over his ties to the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Brazil's left-wing leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has urged his followers to continue "the fight". WATCH NOW.
Ukraine's former leader Petro Poroshenko has been designated a witness in a criminal investigation related to the nomination of judges, the state investigation bureau says.
The White House has condemned protest-hit Iran for using "lethal force" against demonstrators during unrest that left two dead - a civilian and a policeman - and saw authorities arrest dozens and restrict internet access.
Bolivia's interim president said Sunday she will call new elections soon, as the country struggles with violent unrest a week after the resignation of Evo Morales.
US President Donald Trump issued a rare - if tepid - defence of Joe Biden, saying Pyongyang's depiction of him as "a rabid dog" who should be "beaten to death" went a bit too far.
A top US official restricted access to the summary of Donald Trump's Ukraine call that triggered an impeachment probe, fearing it would damage the president, released testimony has showed.
Several people have been shot dead while watching a football game at a central California home, police have announced. WATCH NOW.
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An Air Namibia plane collided with a Korean Air jet after landing at Frankfurt airport on Saturday evening, officials said, adding that no one was injured.
The Democratic governor of the US state of Louisiana John Bel Edwards has been re-elected for a second term in office following a hotly contested race.
Hong Kong police clashed Sunday with pro-democracy activists who vowed to "squeeze the economy" as the increasingly divided city reels from one of the worst weeks of violence in the months-long crisis.
Venice was on red alert for more floods and fierce winds after an exceptionally high tide swamped the city of canals, where authorities have declared a state of emergency.
Private sleuth Sun Jinrong brings heat detectors, tiny surveillance cameras, and a blow dart loaded with a tranquiliser to his search for one desperate client's missing loved one: A cat named Duoduo.
A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police say.
A man who posted a death threat to a British lawmaker has been jailed for a year, the public prosecutor announced, as it published a safety guide for general election candidates.
President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted an attack against the former US ambassador to Ukraine while she was in the middle of testifying in his impeachment probe, saying everything she touched went "bad."
Protests erupted across Iran on Friday after the government announced fuel rationing and prices rocketed up 50%.
Oleg Zubkov founded the Taigan Lion Park in Simferopol in 2006 to house ex-circus animals, but poor ticket sales are stopping him feeding his animals.
One fisherman has been killed and 11 others reported missing after their boat caught fire off South Korea's southern coast, authorities say.
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A 15-year-old girl died and a truck driver was missing after a suspension bridge over a river in southwest France collapsed on Monday, reigniting a debate over infrastructure safety in the wake of last year's disaster in Genoa.
Indian police have fought street battles in New Delhi with thousands of students who stepped up protests over fee increases at one of the country's top universities.
President Donald Trump says he is "strongly" considering accepting a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation.
Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for saying "hell awaits" homosexuals, says the fires in are just a "little taste" of what's to come.
Four people have been shot dead and six others wounded while watching a football game in the backyard of a central California home, police have said.
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has walked back his longtime support for the controversial "stop and frisk" policing policy. WATCH NOW.
Sacked Wallabies rugby star Israel Folau Monday sparked outrage by suggesting destructive bushfires and drought ravaging Australia were "God's judgement" for the legalisation of same-sex marriage and abortion.
The US and South Korea will postpone joint air drills as an "act of goodwill" toward the nuclear-armed North, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stormed to victory Sunday in Sri Lanka's presidential elections, seven months after Islamist extremist attacks killed 269 people.
A US businesswoman at the centre of an alleged affair with Boris Johnson has said she had been left "heartbroken" and "humiliated" by the British prime minister.
Britain's Prince Andrew has "categorically" denied having sex with an alleged teen victim of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein.
An Australian wildlife ranger has recounted his terrifying escape from the clutches of a "particularly cunning" crocodile, after wrestling with the reptile and sticking a finger in its eye.
The teenager who shot dead two classmates at his California high school before turning the gun on himself has died in a hospital, the sheriff's department said.
A US jury has convicted President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone, finding the longtime Republican operative and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" guilty on seven criminal counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.
Driven by anger at the authorities' response to massive protests - and guilt that the burden of defending democracy has fallen on the city's youth - a white collar rebellion is rippling out across Hong Kong.
When Britain goes to the polls on December 12, all eyes will be on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to see if he can secure a parliamentary majority to help push through his Brexit deal.
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