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Muslim women say burkini debate 'absurd'

24 August 2016, 20:48

Before Wendy had bought her first burkini this summer, the 22-year-old French Muslim convert would dress up in leggings, a tennis skirt and a T-shirt to enjoy days at the beach.

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Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate

24 August 2016, 19:30

An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked Wednesday as images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice went viral.

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Robot brothels are set to become the next big thing!

24 August 2016, 18:14

Sex robot brothels could become the next big thing as rapidly-evolving technology takes over the sex industry.

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WATCH: Man swallows 40 knives, survives

24 August 2016, 17:16

A man has received emergency treatment after swallowing metal knives due to liking the way they taste.

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Five key moments in Brazil impeachment battle

24 August 2016, 16:10

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff is set for trial before the Senate, the final act in an impeachment drama that looks set to end 13 years of leftist rule.

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Homeless woman proves Social Security owes her $100K

24 August 2016, 14:09

A homeless Washington woman who has been trying to prove Social Security owes her more than $100 000, may soon get her payout.

Top French court to examine burkini ban

24 August 2016, 13:00

A ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit by several French towns is set to come before France's highest administrative court, the tribunal says.

Biden in Turkey as Ankara strikes IS in Syria

24 August 2016, 11:25

US VP Biden in Ankara for talks as Turkey launched military operation against IS in Syria border town.

Officers, cleared in Freddie Gray case, to get back pay

24 August 2016, 08:36

Two Baltimore police officers will be getting back pay after having been cleared of criminal charges in the death of a young black man whose neck has been broken in a police van.

Trump slams Clinton for 'Third World'- style corruption

24 August 2016, 07:05

Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton, accusing her of "Third World"-style corruption over her family's charitable foundation and calling her unfit to hold office.

Merkel backs Italian PM over EU budget rules

23 August 2016, 19:37

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave strong backing to Italian premier Matteo Renzi, suggesting she could be flexible over EU budget rules as Rome grapples to kickstart its stalling economy.

Deaf driver shot dead by police during traffic stop

23 August 2016, 18:24

Authorities say they are investigating the death of a deaf man who was fatally shot after a trooper tried to pull him over for speeding.

Dad kills son over studies

23 August 2016, 17:03

A father has stabbed his 12-year-old son to death after complaining the boy was failing to study for a school entrance exam, media says.

Man held in 5 slayings blames massacre on drugs

23 August 2016, 16:03

A man arrested in Mississippi in the slaying of five people in Alabama is blaming the rampage on drugs

Man blames 'spiritual powers' for swallowing 40 knives

23 August 2016, 14:44

An Indian policeman who spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed says that "spiritual powers" made him do it.

Stanford sex assault judge bows out from upcoming sex case

23 August 2016, 13:35

A California judge under fire for a light sentence given to a Stanford University swimmer has recused himself from making his first key decision in another sex case.

Trump says Clinton is weak, lacks stamina and doesn't look presidential

23 August 2016, 12:33

Donald Trump and his Republican allies say Hillary Clinton is weak, lacks stamina and doesn't look presidential.

Doctors remove 40 knives from man's stomach

23 August 2016, 10:38

The man had swallowed them over the past two months.

Bill Clinton defends foundation's work

23 August 2016, 09:36

Former US President Bill Clinton has defended the work of his charitable foundation, telling supporters that it has "improved millions of lives around the world" but it would have to change if his wife, Hillary Clinton, wins the White House.

US senator: Obama acting like drug dealer in chief in Iran deal

23 August 2016, 07:17

US Senator Mark Kirk has said President Barack Obama was "acting like the drug dealer in chief" when his administration had delivered $400m in cash to Iran contingent on the release of American prisoners.

Child bomber in Turkey not the only violent use of children

22 August 2016, 19:30

The suicide attacker who detonated his explosives amid an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people, was an Islamic State group child as young as 12.

Iraq hangs 36 over 2014 massacre of recruits

22 August 2016, 17:17

Iraq has hanged 36 men convicted over the 2014 massacre by Sunni jihadists and allied militants of hundreds of military recruits, officials say.

Germany considers face recognition tech to stop attacks

22 August 2016, 15:42

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says he wants new video camera technology at train stations and airports.

Anger, grief after Turkey wedding bloodbath

22 August 2016, 14:42

"They turned our wedding into a bloodbath," bride Besna Akdogan has said as she left hospital after a suicide bombing killed 51 people at her wedding in southeastern Turkey.

Britain to separate Islamic extremists from other prisoners

22 August 2016, 13:35

Britain has announced plans to house Islamist extremists in separate units in prison after a review found that some charismatic prisoners were radicalizing the wider Muslim population while incarcerated

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