Caricatures of Arab and Western leaders appeared beside those of top jihadists at an Iranian cartoon contest on Islamic State group crimes that drew entries from artists around the world.
A Canadian judge has ordered three major cigarette companies to pay $12 billion to smokers in what is believed to be the biggest class-action lawsuit ever seen in the country, said a media report.
In an early start, Hillary Clinton has announced the launch of her campaign for the Democrat party ticket to the 2016 US Presidential elections.
Ministers from Western and Middle Eastern countries fighting Islamic State will tell Iraq on Tuesday to be more inclusive of its Sunni minority as they reassess their strategy against the jihadists after major setbacks.
In a string of attacks directed against international aid workers, unidentified militants attacked an NGO's guesthouse despite the Taliban's official policy rejecting such attacks.
Using 3D printers, orthopaediatricians have started producing prosthetic limbs for amputees that offers them a second chance of a normal life.
A recent UN report has emphasised the sheer discrimination and violence that homosexuals face across the globe.
At 92 years and 60 days, Harriette Thompson surpassed the previous record of 92 years and 19 days.
Muslim Rohingya women who were held at human-trafficking camps in Thailand and Malaysia were subjected to gang rapes by their captors, assaults that left at least two of them pregnant, a Malaysian media report said.
Bangladeshi authorities pressed murder charges on Monday against the owner of a garment factory complex in Dhaka that came crashing down two years ago, killing more than 1,100 people in the nation’s worst industrial disaster.
The attack is claimed to be IS militants' biggest gain since the US-led coalition's airstrikes last August. More than 63 army men were wounded in the Monday's attack on the police station in Tharthar area.
"All the persons inside the buses...I think about 12 buses...were burnt beyond recognition," said Anambra state police commissioner Hosea Karma.
Hundreds are feared dead after a ship packed with nearly 450 passengers sank in the Yangtze river in southwest China late on Monday night.
The captors of Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, kidnapped in war-ravaged Yemen on February 24, have posted the first video of her since her abduction.
The government of Mauritius on Monday designated Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as the Indian Ocean island nation's new president, making her the first woman to hold the ceremonial position.