Jordan proposes prisoner swap, fate of Japanese IS hostage unclear
New Englanders hit by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out Wednesday as some New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.
New solar system with 5 Earth-sized planets found
Opposition Maoists in Nepal on Wednesday decided to boycott the constituent assembly as protest against the move by ruling parties to promulgate the constitution by majority vote.
A 19-year-old college girl murdered an elderly woman with an axe and a scarf because she "just wanted to kill someone" news reports in Japan said today. The student from the prestigious Nagoya University hit 77-year-old Tomoko Mori repeatedly with the axe and then strangled her "because she wasn't completely dead", the Asahi Shimbun said.
For what may be the last time, elderly Holocaust survivors returned Tuesday to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp 70 years after its liberation, to urge the world never to forget one of history's worst atrocities.
The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians who say her treatment demonstrates Israel's excessive measures against stone-throwing youth.
Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday described India as an “important neighbour” and said Pakistan wanted good relations with all countries of the region.
The United States welcomed Tuesday former Cuban leader Fidel Castro's belated response to the thaw in ties between the Cold War foes as a sign that change is under way in Havana.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday termed as "despicable" a new video appearing to show Islamic State captive Kenji Goto saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber.
In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.
For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.
Gunmen stormed a hotel in Tripoli popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people including five foreigners before blowing themselves up.
Blizzard hits US northeast, New York spared its brunt
The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 on Tuesday after one of the French airmen who suffered serious burns died at a Madrid hospital, Spain's defense ministry said.