At least 18 civilians were killed in a single regime barrel bomb attack in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitoring group said.
A teacher whose family helped thwart his plans to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State group was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday in a case that highlighted the struggles of parents trying to stop their children from being radicalized.
Setting dogs upon African Americans, some as old as 14, was among many forms of racism found rampant in the police of Ferguson, city rocked by the killing of Michael Brown.
A year on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an extraordinary amount of key data remains unknown - fuelling conspiracy theories and heated online debate about one of aviation's biggest mysteries.
US Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday.
The father of "Jihadi John" said in an interview published on Wednesday that there was no proof that his son was the Islamic State executioner, adding there were a number of "false rumours" circulating.
China's defence budget this year will rise about 10 percent compared with 2014, a top government official said on Wednesday, outpacing the slowing economy as the country ramps up investment in high-tech equipment such as submarines and stealth jets.
The killing of a key opposition figure is a "disgrace" to Russia, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, his representatives said Wednesday.
It was an anniversary event that would have received little notice but for the main speaker, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who is in the middle of an email controversy.
US President Barack Obama did not meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or speak to him but did respond to the Israeli leader’s criticism of his Iran initiative, saying latter said “nothing new”.
Unlike a rushed - and failed - Tikrit offensive in July, this campaign appears to follow the methodical military strategy honed by Iranian advisers in neighbouring Syria, which helped President Bashar al-Assad regain some lost territory.
The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time.
Indian-origin billionaire Arun Pudur, CEO of software firm Celframe Technology Group of Companies, is among the world's top ten richest individuals under 40, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has topped the list.
Fast-food giant McDonald's announced on Wednesday it would stop serving chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to human health, as worries grow over resistance to crucial drugs.