Mother Teresa declared saint in Vatican ceremony

Under the sunny skies of Vatican City, Pope Francis proclaimed Mother Teresa a saint, recalling her outspoken opposition to abortion and her love for and dedication to the poor.

Solar eclipse 2016 guide: When, where, how to see it

On September 1, the moon will pass in front of the sun, creating a brilliant ring of sunlight visible from areas around the southern Indian Ocean.

Gabon poll: Ali Bongo rival, Jean Ping, claims victory

Gabon's main opposition candidate has claimed victory over President Ali Bongo in Saturday's poll, alleging electoral fraud.

Syria war: U.S. warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.
Clashes in places where so-called Islamic State (IS) was not present were a "source of deep concern", the U.S. envoy to the anti-IS coalition tweeted.

How DNA test aided police arrest of rapist

Police said that they have caught China's "Jack The Ripper," who killed 11 women and girls between 1988 and 2002.
Gao Chengyong, 52, was arrested at the grocery store he runs with his wife in the northwest province of Gansu, according to China Daily.

Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims

A mass funeral has taken place in Italy for some of the 290 people killed in Wednesday's powerful earthquake.
Thirty-five victims from the town of Arquata were mourned at a sports hall in the regional capital, Ascoli Piceno.

Earthquake devastates central Italy, kills 78

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 78 people dead and 150 missing, as rescuers search for survivors.
Many of the dead were in Accumoli, close to the epicentre, and a short distance away in Amatrice, which was largely reduced to rubble.

How suicide bomber killed 50 in marriage ceremony

The office of a local governor in Turkey stated that more than 50 people were killed on Saturday, August 20 when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people who have a good time on the street at a marriage ceremony in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.

South Africa local elections: ANC set for worst result

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) looks to be facing its biggest electoral setback since the end of apartheid with most votes now counted in local elections.

Plane crashes in Dubia

A plane belonging to Emirate Airline has crash landed at Dubai’s international airport while making an emergency landing Sources said that the plane which was coming from India crash landed at 12:45 p.m. local time (845 GMT) on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.