A police officer in Missouri was suspended Friday after he voiced his contempt via Facebook of protesters condemning the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.
The Washington Post editorial board will generally avoid using the word 'Redskins' when referring to Washington's football team, it announced on Friday, saying the term denigrates Native Americans.
McGregor, Texas (AP) - An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Texas development site, the company said on Friday. Nobody was injured.
The anti-government protests in Pakistan entered the ninth day on Friday amidst serious differences between the negotiators and the protest leaders, who are demanding nothing less than Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation as a pre-condition for talks.
Iran denied a report that it is ready to help counter Islamic State insurgents in return for progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear programme.
Ukraine on Friday accused Moscow of invading after Russia unilaterally sent the first part of its mammoth aid convoy into east Ukraine, warning against any attacks on the trucks.
An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty on Friday said it highlighted the country's descent into lawlessness.
Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies on Friday in response to Israel's deadly air strikes against three top Hamas military commanders. In Israel, a four-year-old boy was killed when a mortar shell hit two cars.
A selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi three years back has caused a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer who claims he is the owner of the selfie.
The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma.
The death toll from the war in Syria has topped 191,000, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, criticising 'international paralysis' on the conflict where jihadists have established a foothold.
Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadist-led militants.
Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.
Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces on Friday launched an operation to retake the flashpoint town of Jalawla from Islamic State jihadist fighters, Kurdish officials said. The battle to reclaim the town on August 11 already left several dead on both sides.
The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, a police tally showed Friday, as fears of a fresh collapse halted the search for 51 people still missing.