Russia was counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors on Wednesday, with the central bank promising to support lenders hit with penalties.
Australian budget airline Jetstar apologised on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away 'anything you shouldn't have'.
McDonald's restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food, tofu as the chain scrambles to minimise the damage from an embarrassing tainted meat scandal in China.
Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach on Tuesday left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said.
The bloodshed came on the heels of an escalation by both sides fighting in the embattled coastal territory, further dimming prospects for a sustainable ceasefire despite international diplomatic efforts.
The last surviving member of the US crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. Theodore VanKirk died on Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said.
Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.
Govt moves to get Indians out
US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. India, US need to get past bumps that have emerged
It's one of the poorest suburb towns in France, riddled with unemployment, drugs and violence. But more than a century ago, Sevran was a peaceful, leafy village where Alfred Nobel once tested explosives.
Dozens of people were killed and injured in a 'terrorist attack' in China's far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported on Tuesday.
US daily newspapers slashed some 1,300 jobs in 2013, extending the steady declines over the past decade, a survey showed on Tuesday.
One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the southeastern Mexican state of Veracruz early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.
Ending months of speculation, state media announced on Tuesday that Zhou Yongkang, not seen in public for months since rumours about his apparently quiet detention began, is being investigated for violation of discipline; in other words, Zhou has been charged with corruption.