New York Mayor de Blasio to run in…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bill de Blasio - seen here with his wife Chirlane McCray and their children Chiara (far left) and Dante - is the 24th Democrat to announce a presidential bid…

International cyber-crime gang busted

Image copyright Getty Images An international crime gang which used malware to steal $100m (£77m) from more than 40,000 victims has been dismantled. A complex police operation conducted investigations in the US, Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia,…

Belgian ex-king faces fine if refuses DNA test

Image copyright AFP Image caption Belgian artist Delphine Boël alleges King Albert II is her father A Belgian appeals court has ruled that former King Albert II is to be fined €5,000 (£4,370) a day…

Tide of plastic flip-flops engulfs island

Image copyright Silke Stuckenbrock Close to a million plastic shoes, mainly flip flops are among the torrent of debris washed up on an "unspoilt paradise" in the Indian Ocean. Scientists estimated that the beaches of…

Missouri passes anti-abortion bill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pro-choice and anti-abortion activists protest outside the US Supreme Court Missouri lawmakers have passed a controversial bill which would outlaw nearly all abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy in…

Window cleaners rescued from swinging lift

Two window cleaners have been rescued from a metal basket which was swinging out of control near the top of a 50-storey building in Oklahoma. Reports said the crane at the Devon Tower was unstable…

Trump declares emergency over IT threats

Image copyright EPA Image caption Donald Trump signed the order on Wednesday President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from "foreign adversaries". He signed an executive order which effectively…

The rapes haunting a place that shuns the…

Image caption Mennonite women in Colonia Oriente, Bolivia In Manitoba, an insular Mennonite colony in Bolivia whose residents eschew modernity, nine men were rounded up in 2009. Later, they were convicted of the rape and…