British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to draw up a plan on Friday as a response to growing pressure to accept Syrian refugees, thousands of them directly from UN camps on the border with Syria.
US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday rejected a notion voiced by front-running rival Donald Trump that people should speak English in the United States.
The speaker of Iran's parliament hinted in a US radio interview Thursday at the possibility of a prisoner swap to free detained Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian.
Police actions which included the use of armoured vehicles and dogs in an effort to restore order in Ferguson following the police shooting of a black teenager in the St Louis suburb only fuelled tensions, the US Justice Department said.
The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday.
More than three trillion trees exist on Earth – roughly 422 per person – but the total number of trees has plummeted by 46% since the start of human civilisation, a Yale-led study said.
Two American employees of Ramstein Air Force base in sexually assaulted a German teenager in 2013, a US district court jury ruled Thursday.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday Europe could not just limit itself to an emotional reaction to pictures of asylum-seekers dying, but had to act.
Dating just got harder for Indonesian teenagers in West Java, with a local leader on Thursday threatening to ban late-night trysts and marry off young couples caught out after dark.
Two Vice News journalists -- Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury -- who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said on Thursday.
Images of Aylan, showing the little boy wearing a bright red T-shirt and shorts and lying face down in the surf on a beach near the resort town of Bodrum, went viral on social media and appeared on the front pages of newspapers in several countries.
Hungarian police halted a train packed with migrants bound for the Austrian border and tried to force them to disembark in a town with a detention camp on Thursday.
A Pakistani court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by an Indian social worker seeking custody of a deaf and mute Indian girl stuck in Pakistan for more than a decade, refusing to issue orders for her "forced repatriation".
The Sri Lankan Parliament on Thursday named an ethnic minority Tamil politician Rajavarothiam Sampanthan as the main opposition leader for the first time in 32 years, a sign of growing reconciliation in the nation following the end of a bloody civil war.
Canada's Conservative government came under attack from its political opponents on Thursday following reports the family of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach had been trying to emigrate to Canada.