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'Game of Thrones' Jon Snow to Marry on-Screen Flame

Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga "Game of Thrones", are to wed in Britain on Saturday.

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Messi On a Mission as Argentina Train with Renewed Hope

Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground on Saturday with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

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Real Madrid Sign Teenage Ukrainian Goalkeeper

Real Madrid have signed 19-year-old goalkeeper Andriy Lunin from Zorya Luhansk, the European champions announced on Saturday.

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Iran Accuses Rights Lawyer of State Security Offences

Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh faces prosecution on state security charges following her arrest in the capital last week, her husband said on Saturday.

Sotoudeh, 55, denies the charges but remains in the women's wing of Tehran's notorious Evin prison after refusing to post bail of $95,000 (more than 80,000 euros), Reza Khandan told the ISNA news agency.

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Over 400 Migrants Rescued in Three Operations off Spain

A total of 418 migrants were rescued in three operations off Spain on Saturday, the country's national rescue service said.

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Six Militants, Two Soldiers Killed in NW Pakistan Gunfight

Six militants and two soldiers were killed on Saturday during a fierce gunfight in a northwestern Pakistani tribal district bordering Afghanistan, military and local security officials said.

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Five Migrants Die, Nearly 200 Rescued off Libya

Five migrants died and nearly 200 were rescued off the coast of Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in two boats, the Libyan navy said Saturday.

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Boko Haram Raid Kills Five in Nigeria

At least five people were killed and six others injured in a night-time Boko Haram raid and suicide attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, residents told AFP on Saturday.

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Scores Injured in Grenade Blast at Ethiopian PM's Rally

Scores of people were hurt in a grenade blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first mass rally in the capital that sent crowds fleeing in panic.

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Chechen Strongman Makes Egypt's Salah Honorary Citizen

After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt's star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya.

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