A medieval town in northern Italy has lit up a "Christmas tree" made up of some 1,000 multi-coloured lights arranged across the hillside.
Trenton Oldfield's wife says it would be devastating for her family to be torn apart for a peaceful protest "which our baby and I had no part in".
The Australian who disrupted the 2012 boat race between Cambridge and Oxford is appealing a government decision to kick him out of the United Kingdom.
A South Pole race involving Prince Harry has been canned after the "harsh reality of the Antarctic" began to take its toll on the group.
Heathrow airport cancelled 60 morning flights, 20 per cent of flights were delayed at Gatwick, while airports from Dublin to Glasgow also have problems.
Formal memorial events will begin today at places of worship across South Africa as the country mourns the loss of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Greek police said four officers were injured, 10 people were arrested and 55 more detained for questioning in shooting protests.
Yulia Tymoshenko has ended her hunger strike after people who have been gathering in Kiev's central square asked her to stop.
Francois Hollande says France is ready to help turn tentative plans for the creation of an African rapid reaction force into reality.
Opponents to a gay rainbow-flag theme for Christmas lights on a Rome street have been told they're now there to honour anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Atlantic storm "Xaver" packed winds of up to 158km/h as it hit northern Europe, toppling trees and cutting power to thousands.
An Egyptian former cleric who was kidnapped by the CIA in Italy has been sentenced to six years in prison by a Milan court for terror activities.
World leaders have queued up to issue solemn tributes to 95-year-old anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.
TV cook and author Nigella Lawson has accused lawyers for two former assistants of treating her like a suspect rather than a witness, as she again denied...
Lawyer Bernard Collaery says he is determined to have ASIO boss David Irvine "answer for his actions" over alleged spying against East Timor.
A crackdown on peaceful protests in Ukraine have plunged the ex-Soviet country into its worst political crisis in a decade.
The Old Bailey has heard Rebekah Brooks agreed to a payment to a member of the armed forces for a picture of Prince William wearing a bikini at a party.
"I don't think it is the job of a woman to run a house," says domestic goddess Nigella Lawson.
A survey shows those at risk of poverty in the EU rose to 24.8 per cent of the population last year from 24.3 per cent in 2011 and 23.7 per cent in 2008.
The Vatican says a new committee to fight child sex abuse in the church is in line with the zero tolerance approach of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson says the idea that she is a habitual drug user is ridiculous, but says she has used cocaine in the past.
France says around 1,200 French troops would be deployed to try and help restore order in the Central African Republic, as part of a wider force due to be...
France's lower house National Assembly has overwhelmingly approved an anti-prostitution bill which includes measures to penalise those who pay for sex with fines...
A man accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street told police he was a "soldier of Allah" fighting a war against Britain but that the killing brought...
Scientists say they've uncovered the oldest DNA ever found in the human family from a bone uncovered in Spain.
As Ukraine hosts the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe meeting, protesters continue to ramp up pressure on the government.
The UK's Conservative coalition government expects to reap hundreds of millions of pounds from selling its stake in cross-channel rail operator Eurostar.
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