Comedian wins Ukrainian presidency

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVolodymyr Zelensky and his supporters celebrate winning Ukraine's presidential electionUkrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country's presidential election. With nearly all ballots…

Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche

Image copyright Handout Image caption From left: Jess Roskelley, Hansjörg Auer and David Lama on what is believed to be the summit of Howse Peak last Tuesday a day before they were reported missing Three…

Gorillas pose for selfie with rescuers

Image copyright Ranger Mathieu Shamavu Image caption The gorillas are apparently trying to imitate humans Two gorillas have been photographed posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies. The image…

US to end Iran oil sanctions waivers

Image copyright AFP Image caption The sanctions on Iran's oil industry have led to a sharp downturn in the country's economy US President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still…

Father and son drown in sea rescue bid

Image caption The Twelve Apostles are a popular attraction in the rugged Port Campbell National Park, Victoria A father and son who were volunteer lifesavers have drowned while trying to rescue a tourist swept out…

Several killed in Philippines earthquake

Image copyright EPA At least five people have been killed in the Philippines after a powerful earthquake struck the main island of Luzon, officials say. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit at about 17:11 local time…

Ritual beating of Judas effigy was anti-Semitic

Image copyright AFP Image caption Children kicked the effigy and beat it with big sticks The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has voiced outrage over a Polish town's ritual beating of a Judas effigy which looks…

Sri Lanka attacks linked to foreign network

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAftermath of deadly Sri Lanka explosionsA wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international…