A file picture showing destruction in Syria

Air strikes on Syrian camp could be 'war crime'

07.33 The UN's top aid official has demanded an investigation into the killing of displaced civilians in a camp hit by air strikes in northern Syria, saying it could amount to a war crime.

Firefighters have been unable to halt the wildfire

Wildfire threatens airport in Canadian city

05 May A massive wildfire that has forced all 88,000 people to flee the western Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray and burned down 1,600 structures is now threatening its airport, authorities said.

Paul Ryan said conservatives wanted to know if Donald Trump shares their values

Speaker Paul Ryan declines to support Trump

05 May The top elected US Republican, Paul Ryan, has said he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump, a sign of the challenges the party's presumptive presidential nominee faces rallying the Republican establishment behind his White House bid.

Dozens of people have been killed in Aleppo during recent fighting

At least 28 reportedly killed in camp air strike

05 May Air strikes on a camp housing Syrians uprooted by war have killed 28 people near the Turkish border, according to a monitoring group, while fighting raged in parts of northern Syria despite a temporary deal to cease hostilities in the city of Aleppo.

There are 264 cases of the Zika virus in Panama

News in Brief

05 May A round-up of other international news stories.

A drone on display at the Defence and Security Exhibition in London last year

Task force to assess drone threat to planes

05 May European aviation safety authorities have set up a task force to urgently assess the dangers of collisions between drones and aircraft after an increase in incidents involving passenger planes.

Ahmet Davutoglu bows out as President Tayyip Erdogan accelerates his drive for a stronger presidency

Turkey's Davutoglu to step down as prime minister

05 May Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced he will not stand again as leader of the ruling AK Party, bowing to President Tayyip Erdogan's drive to create a powerful executive presidency.