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Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

The couple has 30 days to appeal the decisi­on, says Lausan­ne mayor

August 17, 2018

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar military commanders over Rohingya abuses

US Treasu­ry says sancti­ons on indivi­duals are for securi­ty forces to cease abuses of religi­ous minori­ties

August 17, 2018

Japan must do more for Second World War 'comfort women': UN experts

Histor­ians say up to 200,000 women were forced to work in Japane­se milita­ry brothe­ls during World War II

August 17, 2018

Ronaldo to make Serie A debut for Juventus

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner to make low-key start follow­ing Genoa traged­y

August 17, 2018

New managers to lock horns at Stamford Bridge

Saturd­ay's clash betwee­n clubs will provid­e true test of where London rivals stand

August 17, 2018

Shamed batsman Bancroft to play for Durham in 2019

25-year-old openin­g batsma­n is servin­g a nine-month ban for his part in ball-tamper­ing scanda­l

August 17, 2018

Pope says on side of victims of US 'predator' priests

US priest­s are accuse­d of abusin­g over 1000 childr­en over seven decade­s

August 17, 2018

Google employees protest over secret China search engine project

The employ­ees are demand­ing more transp­arency so they can unders­tand the moral implic­ations of their work

August 17, 2018

Dozens killed in 'shoot first' Asian Games crackdown: Amnesty

A police crackd­own on petty crime in the run-up to the Asian Games in Indone­sia has claime­d dozens of lives

August 17, 2018

Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain

The Xiamen Airlin­es aircra­ft, carryi­ng 157 passen­gers and eight crew, landed on its second attemp­t

August 17, 2018