'Germany getting 100 migrants per hour'

More than 100 migrants an hour arrived in Germany early on Wednesday amid a record influx travelling on packed trains.

Communist Party to star in China parade

The undoubted star of China's giant military parade marking 70 years since Japan's World War II defeat - and countless television shows on the conflict - will be the ruling Communist Party, celebrating a victory historians say was largely won by others.

Netanyahu ready for peace talks 'now'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he was willing to engage in immediate and direct peace talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, without preconditions.

Pope urges pardons for abortions

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions during the upcoming Jubilee year - overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church.