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Palmyra's Temple of Bel destroyed, says UN

A satellite image confirms that the main temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in northern Syria has been destroyed, the United Nations says.

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Obama: I could win 3rd term if I ran again

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he could win a third term in office if he ran again but that he is barred by the Constitution.

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David Cameron: UK Property No Safe Haven for 'Dirty Money'

Foreigners must not be able to buy UK homes with "plundered or laundered cash" as part a global effort to defeat corruption, David Cameron has said.

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MH370 search: Debris found on Reunion being sent to France

Debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is to be transported to France to find out whether it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's prime minister has said.

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Lord Sewel resigns from House of Lords after drug claims

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Lord Sewel has resigned from the House of Lords after being filmed allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes.

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Windows 10 launch is a 'new era', says Microsoft boss

Windows 10 marks a "new era" for personal computing, Microsoft's chief executive has said.

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Libya trial: Gaddafi Son Sentenced to Death over War Crimes

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A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.

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White House rejects petition to pardon Snowden

The Obama administration has rejected a petition signed by almost 168,000 people calling on it to pardon former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden for leaking US government secrets.

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Nile 'party boat' crash kills at least 15 in Egypt

At least 18 people have been killed in a crash between a cargo vessel and a passenger boat on Egypt's River Nile.

Family and friends of a young couple had hired the boat for an engagement party and were sailing north of Cairo when it was hit, eyewitnesses said.

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