Politics

Spain arrests Russian wanted by US for alleged hacking

Spain has arrested computer programmer Stanislov Lisov on an FBI warrant issued through Interpol on hacking allegations.

Human Rights

UN: 40% of Syrian children in Turkey not in school

Risk of 'lost generation' as UN agency says 380,000 Syrian child refugees miss formal education at present in Turkey.

Human Rights

Palestinians in Israel strike after deadly Negev raid

Palestinians in Israel protest in cities across the country after home demolition raid turned deadly in Um al Hiran.

Middle East

20 dead as Tehran tower catches fires and collapses

Firefighters reportedly trapped under rubble after building housing a shopping centre and clothing workshops collapses.

Europe

'Many dead' in avalanche-hit Italian hotel after quake

Bodies were found inside the hotel in the central Abruzzo region, media reports say.

Brazil

Clashes grip Brazil prison where 26 killed

Riots between gangs at the Alcacuz Penitentiary followed a series of deadly bursts of violence in Brazilian prisons.

Africa

Death toll from suicide blast at Mali army base rises

At least 77 killed in attack claimed by AQIM, French army spokesman says, as three-day mourning period begins.

Human Rights

US top court hears case of Muslims detained after 9/11

Supreme Court weighs case by Muslims to decide whether men alleging religious discrimination had right to sue officials.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Egypt extends Al Jazeera journalist's detention again

Al Jazeera denies charges against Mahmoud Hussein and calls for his release as detention is extended for second time.

Asia

Protests flare in southern India over bull taming ban

Thousands protest a ban on an ancient bull-taming festival in Tamil Nadu that animal rights groups say is cruel.

Weather

2016 declared Earth's hottest year on record

The 40th consecutive year with a global temperature above the 20th century average has just ended, with another record.

Sport

Six-time winner Djokovic out of the Australian Open

Six-time winner beaten in the second round by wildcard Istomin who is ranked 117 in the world.