France local elections: Conservatives hold off National Front

France's centre-right UMP party and its allies have taken first place in the first round of local elections, according to official results from the Interior Ministry.

Singapore mourns founding father Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore has begun seven days of national mourning following the death of its founding father, Lee Kuan Yew.

'Pretty Woman' 25 years later: The good, the bad and the revenge shopping.

For a generation of moviegoers in the early 1990s, "Pretty Woman" was a cultural touchstone.The breezy comedy had all the key elements of romantic fantasy: a plucky,

Border patrol: Agent kills man after alleged attack.

Federal and local authorities are investigating a deadly shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in Washington State.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the agent fired when a suspected "illegal border crosser" assaulted him during a patrol along the U.S.-Canadian border on Thursday.

TSA officers attacked with machete and wasp spray at New Orleans airport.

A man armed with a machete and wasp spray stormed through a security area at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on Friday night before being shot, authorities said.

Official: 2 suspects in Tunisia museum attack got weapons training in Libya.

Two extremists who attacked a museum in Tunisia, killing 23 people, got weapons training at camps in Libya, an official said Friday.Most of the victims of the attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis on Wednesday were foreigners.

US drone kills al-Shabab leader in Somalia - Pentagon

The US defence department has confirmed that it has killed an al-Shabab leader, Adan Garar.

Tunis museum attack: President vows to fight terror

Tunisia's president has vowed to fight terrorism "without mercy", following a gun attack on the Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis that killed 19 people.

Syria claims shooting down of US drone over Latakia

The Syrian military says it has shot down a US drone near the city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad in north-west Syria.

Israel election: Netanyahu's Likud 'set for win'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party has won a surprise victory in Israel's election, Israeli media report.