Trump: Iran made ‘big mistake’ downing US drone

The US president says Iran made a “big mistake”, but found hard to believe it was intentional.

Russia to release whales from ‘jail’ in far east after outcry

It comes after the “whale jail”, where orcas and belugas were held, sparked an international outcry.

FBI arrests Syrian refugee for church bomb plot

Prosecutors say the suspected plot against a Pittsburgh church was inspired by the IS terror group.

Biden refuses to apologise for working with racist senators

Amid a political firestorm, the top Democrat insists “there’s not a racist bone in my body”.

EU faces tense talks over top jobs in Brussels

There is intense national rivalry over the successors to Jean-Claude Juncker and other key figures.

Gay refugees sent back to ‘homophobic Kenya camp’

The group had been staying in safe houses in Kenya’s capital after fleeing attacks, the UN says.

Chennai water: How India’s sixth biggest city is coping with shortages

Chennai, home to more than four million people, is relying on tankers to supply its water.

MH17 crash: Malaysia PM Mahathir denounces murder charges

Mahathir Mohamad criticises the charging of three Russians over the downing of the Malaysian plane.

German pro-immigration mayors get death threats

Two mayors who survived serious knife attacks may be the targets of far-right groups, police say.

Sanjiv Bhatt: India riots whistleblower gets life in jail for murder

A senior policeman who accused Narendra Modi over deadly riots in Gujarat state is jailed for murder.