Pope Francis's mass at the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil on Monday is expected to draw more than a million people,as Latin America's first pontiff tours his home continent with a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.
At least 44 people were killed after two bombs exploded at a crowded mosque and a Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, witnesses said.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday got the public boost he sought to keep alive his government's tightrope talks with the country's EU-IMF creditors, but the consequences of his gamble remain unclear.
The seismological bureau in the eastern city of Nanjing has transformed seven animal farms into seismic stations, the China Daily newspaper reported last week.
As a deadly outbreak of MERS in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia, a foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case, the health department said Monday.
A year ago this week, the Gaza Strip was devastated by war with Israel, the third in six years. Last year's July-August conflict left more than 2,100 Palestinians, most civilians, and 73 Israelis dead.
Greece's outspoken finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after the country voted resoundingly to back the Left-wing government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout.
In a shock announcement just hours after Sunday's referendum results on bailout terms were announced, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said he was quitting to help prime minister Alexis Tsipras in ensuing negotiations with creditors.
Saudi-led air raids hit the Sanaa headquarters of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress party late on Sunday, killing and wounding several people, witnesses and a party official said.
A woman suicide bomber blew herself up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said.
The Tunisian militant behind last month's massacre of foreigners at a seaside resort had previously worked in tourism, officials said Sunday, as his mother insisted the young man was "brainwashed".
The irrepressible Donald Trump has started 2016 presidential poll’s first big dust-up yet with his dogged defense of his launch-event rant against illegal immigrants.
Egypt may take legal action against journalists who report "false" military death tolls in militant attacks that contradict official statements, if a new anti-terrorism law is approved, officials told AFP Sunday.
Traditional circumcision ceremonies in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, where the rite-of-passage practice is common, has left 14 boys dead and 141 injured this year, local authorities said on Sunday.
Courtesy an old family picture posted on Facebook, an emotional mother reunited with her son in the United States after 15 years, when the child was kidnapped by his father.