Hungary shuts border crossing after migrants escape
Hungary shut its main border crossing with Serbia on Friday after about 300 migrants escaped from a nearby refugee camp, police said.
Fury in Taiwan after ex-VP attends China parade
The attendance of a former Taiwan vice president at Beijing's massive military parade sparked waves of outrage on the island Friday, with some politicians angrily calling him a "traitor".
Father buries drowned toddler, family in Syria
Abdullah Kurdi and his family of four fled the war in Kobani for safety in Europe. Now he's back in Syria to bury his wife and two sons.
Olympics: IOC to give $2 million for Europe refugees
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will give two million dollars in emergency funds to help ease the migrant crisis in Europe, IOC president Thomas Bach said Friday.
Formula One: Hamilton on top as Mercedes dominate at Monza
Lewis Hamilton continued his current domination of Formula One by topping the times ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in Friday's second free practice ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.
Air France threatens to cut flights, lay off workers
Air France's management ratcheted up pressure on workers to agree to a new restructuring plan, saying Friday the alternative is flight cuts and possible forced layoffs, union sources said.
Germany wants tougher EU asylum rules for west Balkans nationals
Germany is calling on the European Union to tighten asylum rules for western Balkans nationals by designating the states of the region "safe countries of origin", a government spokesman said Friday.
EU officials booed by Greek island residents over migrant crisis
Angry protesters greeted top EU officials visiting the Greek island of Kos on Friday to see the impact of the migrant crisis, as the European Commission's vice-president Frans Timmermans warned that Europe is facing a "moment of truth".
Yemen arms depot blast kills 22 UAE troops
An arms depot explosion in Yemen has killed 22 soldiers from the United Arab Emirates, in the country's heaviest loss since joining an Arab coalition battling Shiite rebels, military sources said Friday.
Boko Haram attacks leave over 2.1 mln displaced in Nigeria
Mounting attacks by Nigeria's ferocious Boko Haram Islamists have sent more than 2.1 million people fleeing their homes in northeast Nigeria, the International Organization for Migration said Friday.
Oil falls as mixed US jobs data clouds Fed rate hike
Oil prices fell Friday as investors weighed the outlook for the US economy after mixed jobs data gave no clue on the timing for a Federal Reserve interest rate increase.
Two men arrested over Bangkok attack unlikely the bomber
Thai police on Friday said neither of the two men detained over the deadly Bangkok attack last month were believed to be the main bombing suspect -- seen on CCTV wearing a yellow t-shirt and placing a rucksack under a bench at Erawan shrine moments before the blast.
Hungary train migrants stand firm in face-off with police
Several thousand migrants remained stranded at the main railway station in the Hungarian capital Budapest Friday, while another 500 refused to get off a train halted in the town of Bicske a day earlier.
Volunteer hotline saves desperate migrants from the Med
From his office in Strasbourg in eastern France, Hatem Gheribi picks up the phone to a desperate woman who says she has washed up on a tiny Greek island.
At least 30 migrants feared drowned off Libya
At least 30 migrants are feared to have drowned off Libya after their dinghy began to sink, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Friday.
Britain to take 'thousands more Syrian refugees'
Britain will take in thousands more Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday amid growing pressure at home and abroad to address the crisis.
5,600 migrants crossed into Macedonia from Greece on Thursday
Some 5,600 people crossed into Macedonia from Greece on Thursday, a jump that highlights the ever-rising numbers of migrants moving through Europe, the UN said on Friday.
Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was willing to hold early parliamentary elections and share power with the "healthy" opposition.
Tutu out of hospital after weeks of care
South African archbishop Desmond Tutu was discharged from hospital on Friday, his foundation said, after more than two weeks of medical care to treat a nagging infection.
Tokyo investors brace for China market re-opening next week
Tokyo investors will be bracing for the re-opening of volatile Chinese markets next week, after the benchmark Nikkei 225 index slumped to a seven-month low Friday.
Father of dead Syrian boy returns to Kobane to bury family
The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in an image that shocked the world returned Friday to his hometown of Kobane in Syria to bury his family.
For these 'cyborgs', keys are so yesterday
Punching in security codes to deactivate the alarm at his store became a thing of the past for Jowan Oesterlund when he implanted a chip into his hand about 18 months ago.
British, Spanish PM urge 'real' reform of eurozone
The prime ministers of Britain and Spain called for a "real reform of the eurozone" that makes growth and free trade a priority, in a joint newspaper column published Friday ahead of their talks in Madrid.
Uganda at 'crossroads', opposition leader warns
Flanked by motorbike riders honking horns, Uganda's key opposition leader is hailed as a hero by supporters, but three-time presidential challenger Kizza Besigye insists he never wanted to go into politics.
S&P rates Iraq for first time
American financial service company Standard & Poor's issued war-torn Iraq a credit rating for the first time Thursday, with the country's conflict with Islamic State militants and low oil prices giving it a junk score.
Nepal policeman shot dead in anti-charter protest
A Nepali policeman was shot dead Friday in the latest round of clashes to hit the country's southern plains as protests intensify against a proposed new constitution.
European stocks hammered by mixed US jobs report
European stocks fell sharply Friday, giving back gains made the previous day, as a mixed US jobs report left investors guessing whether US interest rates would rise later this month.
Hong Kong shares end 0.45% lower
Hong Kong shares ended another painful week on a negative note Friday, with Chinese firms listed in the city taking a further hit from worries about the mainland economy, which has also rumbled global markets.
Four Thai men jailed for life over 2014 grenade attack
A Thai court on Friday sentenced four men to life imprisonment over the death of three people, including two children, in a grenade attack in Bangkok last year during anti-government protests.
IS blows up famed tower tombs at Syria's Palmyra
Islamic State group jihadists have blown up several of ancient Palmyra's famed tower tombs as they press their demolition of the UNESCO-listed world heritage site, Syria's antiquities chief said Friday.
Sport: Sydney stadia get biggest overhaul since 2000 Olympics
Australia's most populous state on Friday announced what it called the biggest investment in Sydney's sporting and events infrastructure since the 2000 Olympics, with construction of a new 30,000-seat stadium a priority.