4,200 migrants were rescued and 17 corpses were found on several of the rickety boats in the Mediterranean on Friday.
A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an IS militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists.
Gunmen killed at least 19 passengers they had forced off buses travelling from the western Pakistani city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast, said the home minister for the restive province of Balochistan, where the attack took place.
This year, they didn’t even wait till the end. “Only one white kid left in the spelling bee, let’s go buddy make America proud,” went a tweet posted late Thursday evening.
Too much love can be a bad thing. Paris city officials, exasperated with lovers sealing their passion by clipping padlocks all over the city, are set to remove 45 tonnes of the locks from the iconic Pont des Arts bridge from Monday, after a section of the bridge collapsed due to overload.
The United States removed Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism on Friday, in a landmark move aimed at paving the way towards normalizing ties frozen for half a century.
Pakistani authorities and broadcasters blanked out news of a suicide attack near Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium to ensure that it would not impact a game between the national cricket team and Zimbabwe, the country’s information minister has said.
It was an emotional day for The Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger as he prepared to bring down the curtains on his 20-year-old run at the helm of one of the most prestigious publications in the world. Whistleblower website WikiLeaks, however, used the occasion to take the renowned journalist down a peg.
The Islamic State jihadist group has seized control of the airport in the city of Sirte after forces of a Tripoli-based Libyan government withdrew, a spokesman said Friday.
A 41-year-old Indian national has been sentenced to one year in jail after which he will be deported from the UAE for posting a 'blasphemous' status on a social networking site.
In an emotional get-together, a woman has met for the first time a man who received her late brother's face in a groundbreaking transplant.
Myanmar released the results of its first nationwide census in 30 years on Friday but the survey excluded the country's Muslim Rohingya minority, who complain of deep state-sanctioned discrimination.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed four people at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday.This is the second attack in a week ,whose responsibility was claimed by the Sunni militant group
More than 500 prisoners held in jails across Nepal were granted amnesty on the country's Republic Day on Friday, a move prompted by damage caused to many prisons by last month's devastating earthquake.
More than 100 Australians have left the country to support IS in Syria and Iraq.