Miguel Diaz-Canel elected as president of Cuba

Cuba has confirmed that Miguel Diaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is to replace Raul Castro as president - bringing an end to the 59-year era of rule under the...

Pioneering autism doctor Hans Asperger sent disabled children to be killed by Nazis, new...

Hans Asperger, the Austrian paediatrician who gave his name to a kind of high-functioning autism, helped the Nazis in their murder of disabled...

Entire island to be permanently evacuated

Thousands of south Pacific islanders are to be permanently resettled after an active volcano began spewing torrents of ash and gas...

Space telescope launches on quest for planets that could support life

A NASA satellite has embarked on a quest for planets where life might exist. Propelled by a Falcon 9 rocket supplied by private firm SpaceX, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite...

Turkey elections: Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls surprise early vote in June in bid to...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught Turkey off guard on Wednesday by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of...

‘Cocaine babe’ who said she smuggled drugs for Instagram likes is jailed for eight...

A drug mule said she tried to smuggle £11m worth of cocaine into Australia because it was a chance to post...