Hundreds of child slaves rescued

Indian police have rescued hundreds of child slaves as young as six during days of raids on workshops in the central city of Hyderabad.

Israel to build 450 new settler homes

Israel on Friday published tenders to build 450 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, in a plan denounced as a 'war crime'.

Mugabe named AU chairperson

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took over the post of African Union chairperson on Friday, replacing Mauritania's president.

IS shoots down Syria warplane

The Islamic State has shot down a Syrian warplane, killing the pilot, a monitoring group said.