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Pope Francis hits out at 'killer' money-centred culture that promotes 'poverty, slavery and waste'

The pontiff ranted about modern society in an interview with Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, saying it valued money over people. He also...

Morocco says it has stopped over 50,000 migrants crossings to Europe by dismantling 74 smuggling rings and seizing 1,900 boats so far this year 

Police prevented 54,000 migrants sneaking into Europe in the last nine months, it's official news agency claimed. The North African country is a key route...

'Indefensible and very disappointing': Jemima Goldsmith launches attack on ex-husband Imran Khan's government for bowing to far-right pressure and sacking economist because of his Ahmadi Muslim faith

Pakistan's government backed down today over its decision to appoint Atif Mian as an economic advisor, underscoring the pressure it faces from hardline Islamists. 1 comment...

Swedish far-right leader receives death threat letter with ISIS flag on it, as left-wing protesters rally against his party which looks set to win record support in this weekend's election

The chilling letter which was published by Swedish media contains threats both against Jimmie Akesson (inset) and his four-year-old son and calls for the controversial...

Angela Merkel to visit city in the centre of migrant murder storm: German leader will speak in Chemnitz after murder sparked protests 

Chemnitz has been the scene of racist marches and protests since 35-year-old Daniel Hillig was stabbed to death, allegedly by asylum seekers from Iraq and...

Jealous stepmother has stepdaughter, nine, gang-raped by her son and his friends before the child has her eyes gouged out and is killed with an axe in latest horrific Indian sex attack 

The child's decomposed body was found on Tuesday hidden behind bushes about a kilometre from her home in the Baramulla district of Indian-administered Kashmir, police...

'They knocked him out and threw him out the window': Belgian executive who fell to his death in Moscow was MURDERED, his mother says as Belgium police announce probe 

Belgian research scientist Bruno Charles De Cooman plunged from a high-rise apartment building close to the Kremlin in the Russian capital last week. 18 comments...

Doctor SUES WhatsApp group admin after he became fed up with 'useless annoying messages wasting my time' 

The medic, based in Saudi Arabia, filed a lawsuit against the individual complaining that he had been added to a group that was sending out...

Eleven dead, a million without power and thousands stranded as typhoon devastates Japan - and buses begin dangerous mission to ferry airport passengers across damaged bridge to safety

Hundreds were injured when homes and infrastructure along the west coast were devastated (bottom right) by 135mph Typhoon Jebi - Japan's most powerful storm in...

That's got to sting! Swimmer writhes in agony after a stingray jabs him in the genitals with its barbed tail

The unnamed holidaymaker was enjoying a sunny day in the tropical city of Sanya, China, when a stingray's tail got into his swim shorts on...

Can YOU spot the frog? Amphibian uses its camouflage to hide from predators in the Amazon 

Photographers struggled to track down an Amazon horned frog, but eventually found one in its natural environment in Yasuni National park in Ecuador. Even in...

World's oldest living couple reveal the secret to their 80 YEAR marriage

Masao Matsumoto, 108, and his 100-year-old wife, Miyako, have been confirmed as the oldest living spouses by aggregate age by Guinness World Records, having been...

Is that a nap sack? Sleepy boy, four, puts a CHAIR on his back instead of his rucksack as he wakes up to go home from daycare 

Dean Pagtakhan, four, was sleeping on his desk while his teachers and classmates ran around the room, waiting for their parents to fetch him from...