Afghan security forces rescue people after an explosion followed by gunfire in the ministry of communication and information technology in the centre of Kabul. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in(...)

Michael Dwyer: The Bolivian state’s version of what happened leading up to and during the police raid in which Dwyer was killed has been contradicted by eyewitnesses and leaked video from inside the investigation.

When in 2015 Bolivia’s president Evo Morales became the first South American head of state to visit Ireland, he must have known the 2009 killing of Ir(...)

 Rescuers work near the site where an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul, Iraq. Photograph: Ammar Salih/EPA

A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother’s Day capsized on Thursday in the Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul(...)

A yellow vest protester hits a riot police officer with his leg on the Champs Élysées during the 18th consecutive national Saturday protest in Paris. Photograph:  Yoan Valat/EPA

The authority and competence of President Emmanuel Macron and his interior minister Christophe Castaner have been called into question after hooligans(...)

A yellow vest protester throws a European Union flag onto   a burning  barricade  at a shop on the Champs Elysees  in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images

Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris’s landmark shopping street in a new flare-up of violence as France’s yellow vest protests aga(...)

Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol near Pampore after a car bomb attack. Photograph: AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Pakistani authorities have arrested dozens of suspects over the suicide bombing in Indian Kashmir that killed 40 troops. They included the brother o(...)

Mafia boss Marco Di Lauro, pictured in a 2017 Europol brochure, was arrested in Naples, Italy. Photograph: Europol

An Italian mafia “super fugitive”, Marco Di Lauro, has been arrested in Naples after over 14 years on the run. Di Lauro (38) was arrested without a f(...)

A Moroccan shepherd leads his goats on a path in the village of Taghzirt, in Morocco’s el-Haouz province in the High Atlas mountains. The bodies of two Scandinavian women with cuts to their necks were found on Monday in a village in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Two female tourists from Norway and Denmark were found dead on Monday in the Atlas Mountains in central Morocco, with both having neck wounds caused b(...)

 Central American migrants  run along the Tijuana River near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana  near US-Mexico border after the US border patrol threw tear gas into the group. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/ AFP/Getty Images

Mexico pledged to shore up security near its border with the United States after a peaceful march devolved into chaos when US agents fired tear gas in(...)

Afghan health workers carry an injured person outside the emergency hospital after a suicide attack targeted a wedding hall, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

At least 50 people were killed and 75 injured in the bombing of a crowded religious gathering in Kabul on Tuesday. Afghan officials were trying to d(...)

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