President Donald Trump has said he is delaying new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts”.
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Fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, whose clingy dresses marked the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died aged 77.
Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been backed by his fiercest religious allies as he tries to fight back against allegations of sexual misconduct.
The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years has held meetings in the country’s capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions.
Lebanon’s prime minister Saad Hariri has said he is returning to the country and confirmed he is resigning amid political tensions.
A large fire on the top floors of a six-storey New York City apartment building has resulted in nine injuries.
Thousands of people are marching in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to demand the removal of Robert Mugabe from power after nearly four decades.
US civil rights campaigner Jesse Jackson has revealed he is suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
The island of Mingulay in the Outer Hebrides has had its best seabird breeding season since 2000, according to new figures.
The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years has arrived in Pyongyang to try to improve soured relations between the two nations.
Two more US actors have denied allegations of sexual misconduct amid a growing wave of reports of abuse and inappropriate behaviour.
Iraqi forces backed by the US-led coalition have retaken the last town in the country held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory, officials said.
Chris Kirk carded an eagle on the final hole to secure his spot at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of play at the RSM Classic in Sea Island.
Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina has died while serving multiple life sentences, according to Italian media.
Former supporters of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe have demanded that he resign after nearly four decades in power.
A beehive-like structure built deep underground in Jerusalem is providing an innovative solution for the holy city’s chronic shortage of burial space.
The United States has said that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea.
The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee have said President Donald Trump’s son-in-law has not been fully forthcoming with the panel’s probe into Russian election interference.
The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport.
Gregor Townsend accepts Scotland will have to be at their best if they are to beat a "close to perfect" New Zealand at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is meeting a South African delegation at his state house as negotiations pushed for a resolution to the political turmoil and the likely end to his decades-long rule.
The prosecution in the trial of two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea’s leader is not expected to end until the second quarter of 2018.
A gay politician has started the Australian Parliament’s debate on legal recognition for same-sex marriage with a speech in which he warned against winding back LGBT rights.
A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci has sold for a record 450 million US dollars (£341 million) at auction, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.
A 65-year-old Louisiana man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole has walked out of prison saying “God is so good” after his rape conviction was overturned by a judge.
Three thousand mourners filled an event centre to capacity for the funeral of eight members of a family who were among the dozens killed in a shooting at a small Texas church.
US President Donald Trump has resumed his morning Twitter routine after returning from his trip to Asia, including criticising a regular media target.
The wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a northern California town has been found dead inside their home.
Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to recover because of recent changes in climate, a study shows.
Pope Francis has taken receipt of a set of keys for a fancy new Lamborghini – but is unlikely to be taking a tour around the Vatican gardens in it.
A new weather advisory panel for the agricultural sector has been established to help farmers and crofters respond to challenging conditions.
Countries from across the world must work together as "friends and partners" to tackle the problem of climate change, Nicola Sturgeon said.