Reports: Former president George HW Bush in hospital in Houston

Former US president George HW Bush has been admitted to hospital in Houston, Texas, news reports said Wednesday.

Italian premier released from hospital after heart procedure

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been released from the hospital after undergoing a heart procedure, a spokeswoman told dpa on Saturday.

Six charged in Kardashian West jewellery heist case in Paris

Six people were handed preliminary charges Friday in the armed robbery of reality television and social media celebrity Kim Kardashian West, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Marshall Islands' internet blackout continues as repairs delayed

Residents of the Marshall Islands are going into a fourth week without internet access as repairs of its undersea fibre optic cable have been extended, officials said Friday.

Germany pays tribute to ex-president Roman Herzog who dies at 82

German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday led tributes to ex-president Roman Herzog, who died at age 82, describing the key role he played in the country's post-war...

Seventeen arrested with links to Kardashian West heist in Paris

French police arrested 17 suspects in connection with the October robbery of US reality television and social media star Kim Kardashian West, the Paris prosecutor's office told dpa Monday.

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani dies aged 82

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday in Tehran at the age of 82 from a heart attack.

Trump takes shot at "Apprentice" successor Schwarzenegger

Donald Trump stepped down as host of the game show "The Celebrity Apprentice" during his presidential campaign, but two weeks before taking office the president-elect chose to ridicule the show's...

Zimbabwe first lady defies eviction order, lawyer says

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe is defying a court order to leave three properties that she seized from a Lebanese businessman in a dispute over a 1.35-million-dollar diamond ring, the...

Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds dies day after daughter Carrie Fisher

Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday in Los Angeles, just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.

"Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher dead at 60 after heart attack

Actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films, died Tuesday in a Los Angeles hospital, her family said.

Status Quo guitarist/singer Rick Parfitt dies aged 68

Rick Parfitt, guitarist and singer for rock band Status Quo, died aged 68, his manager and family said on Facebook on Saturday.

Justin Bieber charged with assault and robbery in Argentina

Argentina has filed assault and robbery charges against pop singer Justin Bieber in connection with a 2013 incident, the authorities confirmed to dpa on Thursday.

Dr Heimlich, inventor of life-saving first aid procedure, dies at 96

Henry Heimlich, a US doctor who developed a life-saving first aid manoeuvre for choking that bears his name, has died at the age of 96, his family said Saturday.

Pope gets 70,000 emails, meets homeless and mulls old age on birthday

Pope Francis mused about old age on Saturday, as he divided time on his 80th birthday between sitting down for breakfast with the homeless, leading Mass with cardinals and holding regular work...