The United Nations says that a satellite image confirms that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian town of Palmyra has been destroyed.
17 people were killed and 11 injured when a fire ripped through an overcrowded prison, according to authorities in Venezuela.
An interfaith commemoration for Indian soldiers who died in the First World War was held at the Indian memorial in France on Sunday. The memorial commemorates over 4,700 soldiers and labourers from British India who lost their lives on the Western Front during the First World War and have no known graves.
The Islamic State group suspended four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online, the latest gruesome execution video from the extremist group.
The Ukrainian lawmakers gave initial approval to consitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, following which clashes erupted and a blast was also heard outside parliament in Kiev on Monday. But the cause of the blast was not immediately known
Nearly 80 people were shot dead by suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents told AFP on Monday.
US President Barack Obama on Monday embarked upon his three-day tour to Alaska, becoming the first sitting president to step foot in the Arctic Circle, where shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await him.
According to draft guidelines mentioned in a consultation document by the country’s College of Policing, information from psychics and clairvoyants while investigating missing persons’ cases, should be evaluated by investigating officers, especially in cases involving high-profile figures.
The Taliban on Monday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence.
Pakistan will not resume dialogue with India unless all bilateral issues are on the agenda, Prime Minister's adviser on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Monday.
The Islamic State has released a video that heavily borrows footage from Hollywood war movies and introduces its newly minted currency: the gold dinar.
Islamic State militants may have detonated a bomb among the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra on Sunday but the site's famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact, Syria's antiquities chief said.
The mayor of a remote town in western Iraq which was recently captured by Islamic State said on Monday that 200 residents have been detained by the extremist group at an unknown location in the aftermath of several clashes.
Austria has tightened controls on motorways near the Hungarian border, where an abandoned lorry was found last week containing 71 dead migrants, four of them children.
As a reward for apprehending a man who has been charged in connection with the killing of nearly 20 people in a deadly bomb blast in Bangkok, Thailand's police chief announced on Monday he was handing his own officers a prize of $84,000.