Hong Kong police launched tear gas at protesters on Sunday, as a massive pro-democracy march continued late into the evening.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition has secured a majority in Japan’s upper house of parliament, according to vote counts by public television and other media.
Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, with some of the marchers defacing a national Chinese emblem in their latest expression of protest against mainland authorities.
Exit polls in Japan show Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is certain to secure the majority of 124 seats contested in upper house elections.
Portuguese authorities say 1,000 firefighters are working to contain wildfires that have injured at least nine people.
Ukrainians are voting in an early parliamentary election in which the new party of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is set to take the largest share of votes.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters have kicked off a march from a public park to call for an independent investigation into police tactics.
A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting incident against police.
Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally call for a US congresswoman to return to the country where she was born.
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin marked the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site.
A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has blasted off on a fast-track trip to the International Space Station.
Famed Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli, known for designing some of the world’s tallest and most well-known buildings, has died aged 92.
Several thousand people have attended a funeral service in northwestern Bosnia for 86 Muslims who were killed by Serbs in one of the worst atrocities of the country’s 1992-95 war.
A genetics expert retained by the family of an Italian girl who went missing in 1983 said Saturday that an underground space near a Vatican cemetery holds thousands of bones that appear to be from dozens of individuals, both “adult and non-adult”.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Europeans to confront populism, nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism as she paid tribute to the Nazi resistance in her own country.
An explosion at a gas factory in central China has left at least 12 people dead, authorities said.
Brian Binnie might speak with an American twang, but this redoubtable fellow is Scotland’s first astronaut and is still proud of his roots and growing up in Aberdeenshire.
President Donald Trump marked the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts.
Japanese police have named a man suspected of starting a fire that killed 34 people in an animation studio.
A man climbed several floors down the outside of a 19-storey building in Philadelphia to escape a fire that injured four residents and three police officers.
A man has been jailed for 10 years over the drugging and death of a 15-year-old British girl whose body was found on a beach in the Indian city of Goa in 2008.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma has abandoned his testimony to a state commission investigating corruption allegations after claiming he is being treated unfairly.
The head of Gibraltar’s government has met privately with Iranian officials in a bid to defuse tensions surrounding the seizure of an Iranian supertanker near the British overseas territory.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticised US President Donald Trump’s comments about four female Democratic lawmakers, saying they run counter to what she considers “the strength of America”.
The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that the Netherlands is partially liable for the deaths of 350 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
Iran has denied President Donald Trump’s statement that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship.
A teacher and at least eight children have died after a truck carrying them to a school festival crashed in the central Philippines.
At least six people have been injured and dozens of residences evacuated following a gas explosion which destroyed a home in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined protests in New York demanding the resignation of Puerto Rico’s governor.
President Donald Trump has said a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
Twelve Israeli holidaymakers have been remanded in custody by a court in Cyprus after a 19-year-old British woman reported she was raped.