Russia fighting for survival - Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday showed no sign of changing tack on war-torn Ukraine and compared Russia to a bear fighting for survival.

Top EU court rejects Brit visa rule

The EU's top court on Thursday found Britain at fault for demanding that non-EU citizens with resident permits issued in other member states must obtain a visa before entering the country.

Islamists kill, kidnap scores in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others in an attack on the village of Gumsuri in the restive northeast, two local officials and a witness said Thursday.

China village expels HIV-positive boy

The plight of an eight-year-old Chinese boy with HIV, reportedly ordered to leave his village by 200 petitioners, sparked intense online soul-searching Thursday.