Nigeria cops fire teargas in parliament

Nigerian police fired teargas inside the parliament complex on Thursday, apparently trying to block opposition lawmakers, including the speaker of the lower house, from entering the building for a key security vote.

Slain Miss World contestant buried

A shaken Honduras held a funeral for its Miss World contestant and her sister Thursday after the sister's boyfriend shot them in a jealous rage, according to police and media reports.

Bahrain strips three men of nationality

A court jailed three Bahraini Shiites on Thursday and stripped them of their nationality for planning an attack against the police in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, a judicial source said.

Assange loses arrest warrant appeal

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday lost an appeal against a Swedish warrant for his arrest to be questioned over alleged sex crimes.