Cairo (AFP) - Armed attackers on Friday killed at least 235 worshippers in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, in the country's deadliest attack in recent memory.
The United Nations' refugee agency says the situation on Manus Island is at risk of deteriorating if Australia doesn't take action to protect asylum seekers.
Lausanne (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee has annulled the two titles Russia won in the bobsleigh in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday following hearings by its commission into state-sponsored doping.
Rome (AFP) - Italian police on Friday launched a campaign to reduce the murder rate against women, which has remained stubbornly high despite a decline in the total number of homicides over recent years.
Islamabad (AFP) - The US said it was "deeply concerned" Friday after Pakistan freed one of the suspected masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks despite months of pressure from Washington over militancy.
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Jose Mourinho admitted Friday he is growing ever more anxious about the prospect of losing Belgian international Marouane Fellaini as the midfielder's contract talks with Manchester United drag on.
The last poll before Queenslander's vote in their state elections says One Nation has a chance of emerging with the balance of power.
Nice (France) (AFP) - A French court on Friday halted sales of two pesticides made by US chemicals giant Dow after an environmental group raised fears that the substances could be harmful to bees.
Islamabad (AFP) - Pakistani courts have lambasted the government for its failure to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the capital Islamabad for weeks, issuing blistering public statements and threatening to hold officials in contempt.
Two New Zealand Defence Force technicians are in Antarctica, joining a team to maintain four skibird aircraft that will make over 200 flights this season.
Dublin (AFP) - Ireland's minority government was on the brink of collapse Friday after the main opposition party submitted a motion of no-confidence in the deputy prime minister just weeks before a key summit on Brexit.
Omoa (Honduras) (AFP) - Floating masses of garbage off some of the Caribbean's pristine beaches offer grim evidence of a vast and growing problem of plastic waste heedlessly dumped in the ocean, local residents, activists and experts say.