People returning from areas with transmission of the Zika virus should follow safer sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, doubling the four weeks it had previously recommended.
31 May 2016 04:06
Authorities temporarily placed the White House on lockdown on Monday after someone threw a metal object over the fence around the presidential mansion, officials said.
31 May 2016 02:13
Ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman was sworn in as Israel's new defence minister after winning support in the cabinet and in parliament on Monday, ending weeks of political intrigue and outrage.
30 May 2016 20:30
A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed on Monday by a humanitarian organisation aiming to persuade European authorities to ensure safe passage to migrants, after hundreds are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean last week.
31 May 2016 06:42
Iraqi forces thrust into Fallujah on Monday, ushering a new urban phase in the week-old operation to retake the militant bastion that also raised concerns over the fate of trapped civilians.
31 May 2016 05:29
The third-place candidate in Peru's presidential election urged her supporters on Monday to vote against controversial frontrunner Keiko Fujimori in a runoff this weekend, giving a grudging but potentially important endorsement to her rival.
31 May 2016 04:46
Rio police arrested two men on Monday and hunted four others in the alleged gang rape of an unconscious teenage girl that came to light in an online video that shocked Brazil.
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