Though debates can often get heated in the country's Chamber of Deputies, it is the first time in its history that bullets have been fired within the parliament building
Major Luca Parmitano, 36, who nearly died during a spacewalk on 16 July, has told of his thoughts as he tried to save himself. Writing on his blog, the Italian Air Force officer, tells how his helmet suddenly began filling with water during a spacewalk from the International Space Station, to install power cables with a fellow astronaut, American Chris Cassidy. NASA has suspended all US spacewalks as it continues to investigate the problem
Copper could be a major environmental culprit in the progression of Alzheimer’s, research suggests.
You're eating your 5 a day, you've long since given up the fags and you even manage to get out for a bit of exercise every once in while. Congratulations. These might seem like achievements, but give the myriad other ways you're unwittingly damaging your health, really, why bother?
From camping and caravanning to Game of Thrones walking tours
Trade in your mop and bucket and get to work on that stubborn grease and grime
Whether you’re taking them on a long car journey or for a week in the country, make sure your cat or dog is kitted out
A week after he became the laughing stock of the internet with his so-called “water lunge”, Florida Senator Marco Rubio has proved he has a characteristic crucial to any politician: the ability to bounce back.
England reached next summer's European Under-21 Championship last night but it was marred by racism and violence from Serbian players and fans at the final whistle.
The worst monsoon floods in a decade to hit a remote Indian state have killed more than 80 people and forced around two million to leave their homes.
Get kitted out for the summer
Normally bustling streets were empty as trade unions began a paralysing national strike in oil-rich Nigeria today, angered by soaring fuel prices and decades of government corruption.
An entrepreneur has said he plans to save Britain's most exclusive brand of spring water from drying up.
Thousands told to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice as thick wave of sludge is likely to descend on already polluted land
Martin Hickman reports on the latest and most daring attempt to turn humble H2O into a premium product
'A holiday is a crucible for personal relationships'