Leaders honour Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, who died aged 80.
The Bollywood superstar and the US singer hold a private traditional engagement ceremony in Mumbai.
Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas paraded side-by-side behind a ``unification'' flag in a spectacular opening ceremony for the Asian Games. The two countries, still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, have fielded 60 athletes in combined teams along with larger contingents for their respective national squads. North and South Korean athletes are competing together in several sports including women's basketball and… Read Full Article
He was the first black African to become UN secretary-general and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.
Russia's president takes his host for a twirl during a controversial stopover on his way to Germany.
It’s Italy’s national day of mourning Saturday after the collapse of the Morandi highway bridge Tuesday in the port city of Genoa killed 42 people. Three more bodies were recovered by rescuers overnight and Italian state radio reported another was body found Saturday morning. Authorities said all those missing have now been accounted for. But not all the families of the victims agreed to take part. Applause broke out at the funerals as rescuers and members of the civil defense… Read Full Article
A state funeral was held for 18 of those who died in a bridge collapse that killed 42 people.
Turkey’s currency this month has suffered heavy falls triggered by U.S. Turkish tensions over the ongoing detention of an American pastor. Washington's threat to impose new economic sanctions sparked another steep currency drop Friday. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul on the economic fall out for people in Istanbul.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is vowing he won't back down in the deepening dispute with Washington. "They were not able to make us collapse and they never will. If they have their dollars, we have our God. We will walk toward the future together with firm steps,” Erdogan said to thousands of party members at the national congress of his ruling AKP Party in Ankara. Turkey’s currency plummeted this month following Washington’s trade tariffs and sanctions, as bilateral tensions… Read Full Article