Iranian leader urges Europe to defy 'mentally retarded' Donald Trump over nuclear pact
Iran's supreme leader has described Donald Trump as "mentally retarded" as he urged Europe to do more to back the 2015 nuclear deal after the US president refused to re-certify the pact.
Court in Iraq orders arrest of Kurdistan VP Kosrat Rasul
An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of the vice-president of the Kurdistan Region for calling troops sent to Kirkuk this week "occupying forces".
Spain Unleashes Historic Power to End Catalan Independence Push
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will deploy the Spanish government’s most wide-ranging constitutional powers for the first time in the country’s history as he seeks to land a decisive blow on the Catalan separatist movement.
Suicide Attack Leaves at Least 43 Dead in Afghanistan
Two suicide bombers attacked an Afghan army base in the district of Maiwand and left at least 40 dead and 24 wounded.
Congress Is Inching Closer to a Shutdown Over Immigration and Obamacare
The year’s most divisive fights in Congress are set to converge in a bitter partisan clash in December that could result in a U.S. government shutdown.
Japan Braces for a Monster Storm With Typhoon Lan Closing In
Typhoon Lan is forecast to grow into a monster storm south of Japan before it weakens on its approach to the island nation next week.
Turkey's Erdogan says three more mayors to quit, including Ankara chief
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that three more mayors, including the high-profile mayor of the capital Ankara, are to resign soon, as he pushes to revitalise his ruling party ahead of 2019 elections.
Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's youngest woman leader
Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youngest prime minister since 1856.
Students stage walk-out after teacher tells Spanish speakers to 'speak American'
A teacher in New Jersey has provoked outrage and student protest after a viral video showed her telling pupils in her class to "speak American". Nearly 100 students reportedly staged a walk-out days after the incident took place.
120 child sex traffickers arrested, 84 kids rescued in FBI sting
A three-month-old baby and her five-year-old sister were among 84 sexually exploited juveniles rescued by the FBI during a nationwide sting. Some 120 child sex traffickers were arrested, with the agency releasing raw footage of the operation.
Alarm over decline in flying insects
Research at more than 60 protected areas in Germany suggests flying insects have declined by more than 75% over almost 30 years.