A commercial spacecraft being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one crew member and seriously injuring the other, officials said.
Burkina Faso's longtime President Blaise Compaoré has announced he is stepping down a day after demonstrators torched parliament in protest at plans to extend his 27-year rule. Follow the events live on our liveblog.
A wave of panic sparked by pranksters dressing up as evil clowns and terrorising passers-by has spread across France in recent weeks. Now, one town has taken the step of banning anyone from wearing a clown costume, especially on Halloween.
Sweden became the first major Western country to officially recognise the state of Palestine on Thursday. The country's foreign minister tells FRANCE 24 why her government believes it is time other European countries followed suit.
The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces, General Honoré Traoré, on Thursday announced the dissolution of the National Assembly as well as the creation of an interim government, which would lead the country for 12 months.
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