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Johannesburg (AFP) - Bucking against international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, professional hunters argue that their industry follows strict rules aimed at preserving …

Calais (France) (AFP) - Hundreds of migrants holed up in northern France made another desperate attempt to reach England in the early hours of Thursday, as Britain's prime minister came under fire …

Shanghai (AFP) - Authorities in Wenzhou, known as China's Jerusalem, have given Christian churches a deadline to remove prominent crosses within weeks, worshippers and an activist group said …

Kabul (AFP) - The Afghan government's announcement on Wednesday that Taliban chief Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, though not yet officially confirmed by the militants, has major …

Mexico City (AFP) - At least 23 people, including a baby, were killed when a truck's brakes failed and plowed into pilgrims in north-central Mexico, authorities said Thursday, as the driver fled the …

Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's finance ministry warned Thursday it could declare a technical default in two months should its lenders fail to accept less stringent repayment terms and a possible partial debt …

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (AFP) - The Asian Football Confederation on Thursday backed Michel Platini to take over FIFA, saying he would help ensure a smooth transition for the world governing body from …

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