Highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu strain was reported at a turkey farm in northern Italy, media reported Wednesday.
An Egyptian military plane crashed Wednesday during Egypt-United Arab Emirates (UAE)joint military drill, killing two Egyptian and two UAE officers, state-run Nile TV reported.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday heralded restoration of ties between the US and Cuba as "positive news", thanking leaders of both countries for "the very important step".
Somalia's president Wednesday announced the appointment of former prime minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the country's new prime minister.
More than 230 bodies of people believed to have been killed by the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) were found in a mass grave in Syria's Deir al-Zour province, a media report said Wednesday.
The leading Republican in the US House of Representatives Wednesday slammed President Barack Obama's decision to resume full diplomatic ties with Communist-ruled Cuba as a "mindless" concession to a dictatorship.
Brazilian Olympic sprint hopeful Vanda Gomes has been banned from competing for two years for doping.
Major General Johann Luif became the new commander of the European Union Force, or EUFOR, during a ceremony in Camp Butmir near Sarajevo here Wednesday.
US President Barack Obama Wednesday announced a historical, new policy toward Cuba, in a move to normalise relations and end more than five decades of estrangement between the two countries.
Cuba and the US have agreed to the "re-establishment of diplomatic relations," which were broken in 1961, and they have made a commitment to "take mutual measures to improve the bilateral climate," Cuban President Raul Castro said Wednesday.