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Hamas has called on Egypt to open the Rafah border crossing, labelling the demand a “political and humanitarian cause”.   Hamas’s political bureau chief, Ismail Haniyeh, called Wednesday for the Egyptian authorities to open...
France on Wednesday unveiled a list of companies which will sponsor the year-end UN climate talks in Paris, sparking accusations of corporate "greenwashing" from campaigners. Twenty percent of the 170 million euro ($185-million) cost of...
Bangladesh plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya who have spent years in refugee camps near the Myanmar border to a southern island, an official said Wednesday.   The government has started planning the relocation to Hatiya island in the Bay...
A ten-year study says that adults who abide by the Med diet could be 47 percent less likely to develop heart disease compared to those who don't. In fact, the Med diet was more protective against cardiac problems than exercise, which is known...
The falling euro and strength of the US dollar in recent months has been driving more and more Americans to book trans-Atlantic trips to Europe. But a new ranking of the most affordable airports to fly into could help travelers stretch their dollar...
Chanel presents the Spring Summer 2015 Eyewear ad campaign starring Kristen Stewart and shot by Karl Lagerfeld. For the new campaign, the American actress was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld in black and white wearing a variety of spectacles...
German authorities evacuated around 20,000 people from their homes in the western city of Cologne on Wednesday after a World War II bomb was unearthed during construction work.   The unexploded US-made device, which lay five meters (16 feet)...
Four heroes of the French wartime Résistance will be inducted on Wednesday into the legendary Panthéon, the Paris mausoleum that honours those who have made significant contributions to French society. In February 2014, President François Hollande...
Australia is world-renowned for its love of beer. But its passion for a different type of brew -- coffee -- is what has been making global headlines recently. Sasa Sestic, from the capital Canberra, is the second coffee maker from Down Under to win...
From stylish, manicured creations to small vegetable plots, gardens are taking to the rooftops of the South Korean capital Seoul -- bringing dashes of spontaneity and colour to the skyline of one of the world's most densely populated cities....