Venezuela opposition calls talks on ousting president
Venezuela's opposition said it will launch discussions Sunday aiming to devise a legal procedure within weeks to oust President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for the oil-rich country's economic crisis.
Dozens of newly released Clinton emails now classified
A new tranche of 551 email documents from Hillary Clinton's private server released by the State Department on Saturday includes 84 that have been reclassified as "confidential" or "secret."
Shops' electricity rationed in crisis-hit Venezuela
Venezuelans are accustomed to severe shortages of cooking oil, diapers and other staple products. But those hoping to buy what they could find got a new unpleasant surprise this week.
Athletics: Rio hopeful Schippers clocks 60m season's best
Dafne Schippers ran a world leading seven seconds dead on Saturday to win the women's 60m at Berlin's Indoor meeting and lay down a marker for the Rio Olympics.
Ikea tax bill under scrutiny after billion euro underpayment claim
The European Commission on Saturday pledged to study a report claiming that Swedish furniture giant Ikea may have underpaid taxes by one billion euros between 2009 and 2014 due to aggressive tax strategies.
Men get 30 years for Venezuela beauty queen murder
A Venezuelan court has sentenced three men to 30 years in prison for the killing of a former beauty queen and her partner, prosecutors said Saturday.
Iraqi girl's home burned after she criticised governor
A 13-year-old Iraqi girl's home burned after she criticised the governor of a central Iraq province in a televised interview, her father and police said on Saturday.
Rallying: Camera, action as Ogier leads in Sweden
Triple world champion Sebastien Ogier will take a 17.1-sec lead into Sunday's final day of the Rally of Sweden after almost falling foul of the country's speed limit rules.
Aid convoy enters rebel-held area near Syrian capital
A convoy carrying medical aid on Saturday entered the besieged rebel-controlled Douma area, a flashpoint near the Syrian capital, the Red Crescent said.
Haitian lawmakers meet to elect interim president
Haitian lawmakers were set to elect an interim president Saturday to fill the power vacuum following the departure of Michel Martelly, after a vote to choose his replacement was postponed over fears of violence.
Pope urges Mexico bishops to fight drug trade with 'courage'
Pope Francis urged Mexican bishops Saturday to take on drug trafficking with "prophetic courage," warning that it represents a moral challenge to society and the church.
Palestinians plan satellite TV sports channel
A new Palestinian satellite sports channel is to carry out a pilot transmission on Wednesday, with plans to start regular broadcasts in the summer, one of its founders said Saturday.
Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in Croatia: local media
A Croatian man suspected of having been a guard in several World War II concentration camps, including Auschwitz, has died at the age of 92, local media reported Saturday.
'No time to lose' to install Libya unity government
Foreign ministers put pressure on Libya Saturday to finalise its unity government and head off the growing threat from the Islamic State group.
Turkey strikes Kurd, regime forces in Syria, mulls ground attack
Turkey's military hit Kurdish and Syrian regime targets Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo, a state-run news agency reported, as Ankara mulled joint ground assault with Saudi troops.
Pope urges Mexico leaders to give nation 'true justice'
Pope Francis called on Mexico's leaders Saturday to provide "true justice" and security to citizens hit by drug violence as he addressed politicians at the National Palace.
In war on Zika mosquito, Brazil vows worry-free Olympics
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Saturday launched a door-to-door "war" on mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus, vowing they will not jeopardize the Rio Olympics in August.
Turkey shells Kurdish-held areas of Syria's Aleppo
Turkish artillery on Saturday bombarded areas of Aleppo province in northern Syria controlled by Kurdish forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex
Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, researchers say.
Ski jumping: Vtic ends Takanashi winning streak
Slovenia's Maja Vtic sensationally ended the winning streak of Japanese ski jumping star Sara Takanashi on Saturday in front of her home crowd.
Zika likely to spread to large Brazilian cities
The Zika virus, linked to a surge in infants born with abnormally small heads, is likely to spread this year to Brazil's densely populated cities where it has barely surfaced, a top health official told AFP.
Ambitious refugee documentary cheered at Berlin film fest
A searing Italian documentary on Europe's refugee influx drew cheers Saturday at the Berlin film festival, which has rolled out the red carpet for pictures offering unique takes on the crisis.
Shebab claims bomb attack on Somalia plane
Somalia's Shebab insurgents on Saturday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack which ripped a hole in a passenger plane shortly after takeoff from the capital Mogadishu earlier this month.
Thousands protest in Burundi against Rwandan 'aggression'
Thousands of people took to the streets of Burundi's capital Bujumbura Saturday to condemn what the country's embattled government calls neighbouring Rwanda's meddling in its affairs.
Turkey PM threatens military action against Syrian Kurdish fighters
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Saturday said Turkey would, if necessary, take military action against fighters from the Syrian Kurdish PYD, which Ankara considers a terror group.
Zika outbreak won't compromise Olympics: Brazil president
Brazil's Zika virus outbreak won't compromise the Olympics the country will be hosting in August, President Dilma Rousseff vowed Saturday as soldiers went door-to-door to share key tips on how to stem the virus.
US general bullish on Afghanistan as he confirms retirement
The top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan was bullish on the country's future despite concerns over peace talks, as he confirmed his looming retirement at a press conference in Kabul Saturday.
Hungarians protest state's grip on education
Thousands of Hungarians angry at the state's tight grip on public education rallied Saturday in Budapest, in one of the biggest street protests against Prime Minister Viktor Orban in recent years.
India's Modi renews plea for manufacturing investment
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi renewed his call Saturday for firms to invest in India and turn it into a global manufacturing hub, painting the country as a bright spot for investment in an uncertain world economy.
Kurds protest in French city to demand Ocalan release
Thousands of Kurds demonstrated Saturday in the French city of Strasbourg calling for the release of jailed PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan, who has been behind bars since February 1999.
Fresh protests in Athens over pension reforms
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Athens on Saturday in solidarity with farmers who have blocked dozens of highways and border crossings in recent weeks in protest over a pensions overhaul.