About 40 people have been killed in a large-scale firefight between law enforcement officers and criminal suspects in western Mexico.

Eiffel Tower reopens after walkout

The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day as workers protested over a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark.

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Colombian rebels end ceasefire

Colombia’s largest rebel group is ending a unilateral ceasefire in response to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters.

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UK train travellers hit by fire alert

Evening rush-hour travellers in the UK faced delays getting away for the bank holiday weekend after a fire alert led to the evacuation of a major railway station.

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Bomb near London studio safely removed

A Second World War bomb has been safely removed from a site in north London.

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Police indicted on Baltimore death

A US grand jury has indicted all six officers charged over the death of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries suffered in police custody in Baltimore.

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Guinea reports 27 new Ebola cases

Authorities in Guinea are concerned about a new outbreak of cases just as officials hoped the crisis was coming under control.

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Islamic State captures another town

Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq’s western Anbar province, less than a week after capturing the provincial capital Ramadi.

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Pickpocket row closes Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower has been closed to the public as workers protest over a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets.

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Nut rage ex-airline boss walks free

A former Korean Air executive whose on-board “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight has been freed from prison after a South Korean court suspended her jail term.

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Anorexia sufferer makes heart-wrenching plea for help to save her life

Racehael Farrokh has made GoFundMe page to ask people to donate so she can afford the treatment she desperately needs.

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Six officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray death in Baltimore

A grand jury in Baltimore has charged six police officers on homicide and assault charges after the death of Freddie Gray.

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Buildings rattle as 4.2 quake hits England

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has been felt in parts of Kent, England, about 100kms east of London.

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