A file image of protesters in Mexico City presenting  a photomontage of  43 student teachers who went missing from the  southwestern city of Iguala last September. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters.

Police in Mexican have arrested a senior colleague accused of involvement in the disappearance of a group of 43 student teachers last year, the count(...)

A handout video grab released by the Italian Coast Guard shows shipwrecked migrants being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: AFP

Nearly 4,100 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya on Saturday and Sunday and rescue operations continued as people smugglers took(...)

A member of the Iraqi security forces stands inside a damaged house in the southern entrance of the city of Tikrit on Sunday. Photograph:  Ahmad al-Rubaye/Getty Images

The decision by Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi to request US air strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters entrenched at the heart of the stra(...)

The aftermath of the  suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Sanaa yesterday. More than 100 people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks.  Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

In the deadliest attack on civilians in Yemen in recent memory, more than 100 people were killed yesterday when suicide bombers attacked two Zaydi Shi(...)

An unidentified suspect (L), detained over the killing of Boris Nemtsov, is escorted while entering a court building in Moscow on Sunday. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

Russian authorities have charged two men with involvement in the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, one of whom served in a police unit in Chechn(...)

The German public is acutely conscious of data privacy issues, as this  carnival float with a  caricature representing Google and Facebook in a Duesseldorf parade highlights. Photograph: Ina Fassbender

Germany is double-dealing on European data regulations, according to negotiators on a new EU regulation, by demanding high privacy standards in publi(...)

  A flat   damaged by shelling   in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk which is controlled by pro-Russian rebels. At least 19 soldiers and civilians were killed in clashes across east Ukraine. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty

Thirteen government soldiers and at least as many civilians have been killed over 24 hours in eastern Ukraine’s separatist conflict after the collapse(...)

Fans of Belgian giants Standard Liege caused outrage when they unfurled a banner showing a mocked-up image of former captain Steven Defour being beheaded. Photograph: Yorick Jansens/Getty Images

Fans of Belgian soccer club Standard Liege can expect heavy sanctions after a huge banner was unfurled in Sunday’s home clash against Anderlecht depic(...)

French police are investigating the attack that claimed 17 lives arrested 12 people in the Paris region on the night of January 15th and in the early hours of the following day. Photograph: EPA

Four men will come before magistrates investigating this month’s terrorist attacks in Paris today and prosecutors expect them to be charged. The men a(...)

Chechen Muslims gather in the regional capital of Grozny to take part in a protest rally  against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.  Photograph: Musa Sadulayev/AP

Hundreds of thousands of people have protested in Russia’s Chechnya region against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” car(...)