McDonald's is to move its non-US tax base from Luxembourg to the UK, the company has said.
Losing US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called for urgent action to stop the proliferation of "fake news".
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, has died at 95.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has handed in his resignation to Italy's president, three days after losing a referendum he had staked his career on.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the results of its 2015 global rankings on student performance in mathematics, reading, and science, on the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA.
Repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday.
Apple has blamed "external factors" for a handful of iPhone battery "fires" in China.
Retired Marine General John Kelly has been reportedly asked to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
A US father who deliberately left his toddler son to die in a hot car has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Norman Craig Breedlove, the professional driver who in the 1960s broke world records for land speeds, has sued the Museum of Science and Industry for alleged mistreatment of “Spirit of America,” the car he drove to break those records.
Twelve people involved in the fashion industry in Iran are reported to have been jailed for "spreading prostitution" via images posted online.
Israeli MPs have given preliminary backing to a controversial bill to legalise thousands of unauthorised Jewish homes in the West Bank.
The popular Twitter feed of a seven-year-old Syrian girl from eastern Aleppo has resumed after it went offline sparking fears for her safety.
The White House says it has sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.
Outgoing Italian PM Matteo Renzi has agreed to stay in power until the Senate passes its 2017 budget in the coming days, the president says.
Russia and China have vetoed a draft resolution at the UN Security Council that called for a seven-day ceasefire in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo.
When it comes to math, U.S. high school students are falling further behind their international counterparts, according to results released Tuesday of an ongoing study that compares academic achievement in 73 countries.
Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor’s health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll.
South Korean lawmakers are questioning leaders of the country's biggest businesses in a rare televised hearing as part of a huge corruption inquiry.
Anyone who had Donald Trump sitting down with former Vice-President Al Gore among their post-election predictions, please raise your hand.
The case of a South Carolina police officer accused of murdering a fleeing black motorist by shooting him dead has ended in a mistrial.
News has travelled the world that an organised gang based in Ghana ran a fake embassy selling real US visas for $6,000 (£4,700) for "about a decade".
Austria's far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer has said he would push for a referendum on EU membership, if the EU became more centralised after Brexit.
While it's pretty much a given that the Affordable Care Act won't survive a Trump presidency and Republican Congress in its current form, there are sweeping implications of reversing a law that has reached in so many ways into our health care system
There were more records broken on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes edging to new highs.
Police in North Dakota have used water cannon against demonstrators protesting against an oil pipeline.
Snap, the parent company of messaging app Snapchat, has filed to list on the US stock market, according to several reports.
The mayor of a town in the US state of West Virginia has resigned after she was caught up in a controversy over racist comments about Michelle Obama.
Nick Yarris spent more than two decades on death row in the US after he was wrongly convicted of rape and murder, before a DNA test eventually freed him.
US President-elect Donald Trump has defended his handling of the transition to the White House, amid reports of disarray in his team.
Stocks fell Wednesday for healthcare companies implementing critical aspects of the Affordable Care Act, as markets react to Donald Trump’s surprising victory and the likelihood it could spell trouble for one of the Obama administration’s signature legislative accomplishments.
US President-elect Donald Trump has awarded key roles in his incoming team to a top Republican party official and a right-wing media chief.
US President-elect Donald Trump has said he is open to leaving intact key parts of President Barack Obama's healthcare bill.
A motion of no confidence in South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has been defeated in parliament despite a spate of recent corruption scandals.
Facing criticism that fake news on Facebook aided the rise of Donald Trump, founder Mark Zuckerberg has strongly defended his network.
Liberal Democrat, some Labour and SDLP MPs have told the BBC they are prepared to vote against triggering Article 50.
A second night of protests in the US against President-elect Donald Trump has turned violent in Portland, Oregon.
Donald Trump gave his victory speech at a New York hotel ballroom flanked by his wife and extended family. So who are the new first family of the United States?
President Obama is to welcome his successor Donald Trump to the White House for talks aimed at smoothing over the transition of power.
UK and European markets are taking stock after sharp initial falls following Donald Trump's victory.
Americans are choosing between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as voting in the US presidential election goes into full swing.
South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a probe into the political scandal around President Park Geun-hye.
A person has died after being shoved in front of a moving subway train at Times Square station in New York City, police say.
A controversial Danish law allowing asylum-seekers' assets to be confiscated has reaped only 117,600 kroner (£14,000; $17,500) for the state, police figures show.
The case for a rise in US interest rates has been bolstered by strong jobs data for October.
Banging noises and screams from inside a metal shipping container alerted deputies searching for a woman on a 100-acre South Carolina estate.
An excavation has begun in Majorca for the remains of Spanish Civil War prisoners shot by the Nationalists.
Russians are paying tribute to Oleg Popov, a Soviet-era clown who became a cultural icon.
President Barack Obama has urged Democrats of all ethnic backgrounds to get out and vote for Hillary Clinton, warning that the fate of the US republic - and the world - is at stake.
The US Federal Reserve has kept interest rates on hold but kept the door open for a rise in December.
A Chinese Muslim's call for e-commerce giant Alibaba to rename one of its services because it uses the word "pig" has sparked a backlash in China.
A Saudi student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout has died after being assaulted by an unidentified man.
Georgia has something on its mind — and a lot of people think it’s a really bad idea.
One of Japan's top business strategists says investment in the UK will be smaller following the Brexit vote - and he is advising companies to hold fire.
A school bus has crashed into a city transport bus in Baltimore, killing six and injuring 10 others, say police.
An Afghan woman immortalised on the cover of National Geographic magazine is to be freed on bail, days after she was arrested in Pakistan on fraud charges.
New York's Metropolitan Opera halted an afternoon performance after an audience member sprinkled what is suspected to be cremated ashes on to the orchestra.
Republican nominee Donald Trump has vowed to pull off "Brexit times five" in the US presidential elections. Could he do it?
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a transgender rights case which could determine whether schools let students use bathrooms based on gender identity.
Uber drivers have won the right to be classed as workers rather than self-employed.
Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix as title rival Nico Rosberg left it late to join him on the front row.
Jerusalem - "Make America Great Again" hats and blue Trump-Pence shirts were easily spotted. American flags waved in the wind.
Nato is not seeking confrontation with Russia and does not want another Cold War, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has told the BBC.
The US economy grew at the fastest pace in two years in the third quarter, initial figures have indicated.
An American Airlines plane has caught fire on the runway of Chicago's O'Hare airport while taking off.
Belgian political leaders have reached a consensus in support of the Ceta trade deal between the EU and Canada, Prime Minister Charles Michel has said.
Syrian refugee children have been making clothes for British shoppers, an undercover BBC investigation has found.
Crews have begun dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais with sledgehammers as its inhabitants leave by coach for other parts of France.
Apple has reported its third quarter in a row of falling iPhone sales and revenue, but sales beat analyst expectations.
Thousands of California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay enlistment bonuses given to them a decade after they signed up to serve.
Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize with his racial satire The Sellout.
It is the final stretch of a brash, improbable campaign. Donald Trump is rolling through Florida's campaign stops; places like St Augustine, Tampa, Sanford, Tallahassee. It is a state he must win if he is to have a chance of claiming the White House.
It is too early to say who is responsible for the attack on the old website of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Monday.
US lawmakers and both presidential candidates have raised questions about AT&T's deal to buy Time Warner.
The Donald Trump campaign has admitted the Republican lags behind Hillary Clinton with just over two weeks to go before Americans cast their votes.
Famed American anti-war activist Tom Hayden has died aged 76.
White House rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have poked fun at each other at a charity dinner, a day after their bitter duel on the debate stage.
A US police officer has been stripped of his gun and badge after he shot a mentally ill black pensioner dead.
Israeli border police carried out stun grenade training in the Palestinian neighbourhood of al-Issawiya in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, a new video purports to show.
The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London.
Professors at 14 state universities went on strike Wednesday, disrupting classes midsemester for more than 100,000 students after contract negotiations hit an impasse.
Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president’s final health care sign-up season. The biggest worry: rising premiums and dwindling choices.
Leonardo DiCaprio has offered to help US authorities in their corruption probe into Malaysia's state fund 1MDB.
An air base in the US state of Colorado says it has accidentally released 150,000 gallons of toxic contaminated water into the sewer system of the nearby city of Colorado Springs.
Lower iPhone sales have hit profits at smartphone component maker Laird, sending shares tumbling close to 50%.
Faced with two unpalatable options, some Americans are urging voters to reject both of them.
There has been fierce fighting near the Somali capital Mogadishu after fighters from the Islamist militant group al-Shabab overran a key town.
Indonesia could "wipe out" paedophilia with its new policy of chemical castration, President Joko Widodo has told the BBC.
Syria's first lady has said she rejected a deal to offer her safe passage out of the war-torn nation in order to stay by her husband's side.
A 15-year-old girl has been found guilty of murdering a mother and daughter.
Eurostar is to drop some of its services from December as it introduces longer trains, the company has said.
US President Barack Obama has told Donald Trump to "stop whining" as he rejected his claim that next month's White House election will be rigged.
Turkey's capital Ankara has banned all public gatherings and demonstrations until the end of November after receiving information about "potential terror attacks".
Friends and relatives of a missing American man are concerned because his Facebook page has become active, but they have not seen him for more than a month.
An attack by Islamist militants on a high-security prison in Niger holding about 100 jihadists has been foiled, government spokesman Marou Amadou says.
The house in Austria where Adolf Hitler was born is set to be demolished to stop it becoming a focal point for neo-Nazis.
Shares in Asian casino firms fell on Monday amid fears of a Chinese crackdown on foreign operators.
Police have charged three men in the fatal shooting of Trinity Gay, the daughter of US track athlete Tyson Gay.
NatWest bank is to close the accounts of Russia's state-run broadcaster, RT.
Russia has announced a "humanitarian pause" in its bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Kuwait's cabinet has resigned and parliament has been dissolved, triggering early elections.
Rafah, Gaza Strip - The besieged Gaza Strip has reached a milestone, with the birth of Walid Shaat bringing the territory's population to two million.
Turkish-backed rebels have captured the symbolically important Syrian town of Dabiq from the Islamic State group, rebel commanders and monitors say.
Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn wants his coronation held off for at least a year, government officials say.
Early polls in the Montenegrin election show the prime minister's party in the lead amid tension over the country's future direction.
A 19-year-old student at the University of Connecticut was run over and killed early Sunday by a vehicle for the campus fire department, state police said.
Top Hillary Clinton aides were upset a Muslim man was publicly named as the shooter in a 2015 massacre that left 14 people dead, and a longtime Clinton confidant even expressed regret that the terrorist wasn’t a white man, according to purported emails released by WikiLeaks on Sunday.
The US Department of Transportation has banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights after reports of the device catching fire.
Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice, 60, has died in a plane crash, the Conservative Party has confirmed.
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are advancing on Dabiq, a symbolic stronghold of so-called Islamic State.
Police in China have detained 75 people in connection with a widespread network that illegally determined the gender of unborn babies.
Snap Inc, the owner of messaging app Snapchat, has moved a step closer to listing its shares on the stock market after settling on which banks will help with the flotation.
A secret internment camp for former Islamic State militants and their families has been established in Syria.
Wells Fargo's chief executive, John Stumpf, is to resign immediately in the wake of a scandal over its sales practices, the bank has announced.
President Vladimir Putin has dismissed suggestions that Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo.
A Jordanian flight student is said to have deliberately crashed a small plane in the US state of Connecticut, killing himself and injuring his instructor.
A Paris hospital is now housing France's first "shooting gallery" - a safe place where drug addicts can inject under medical supervision.
I’m on a panel this morning talking about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the broader economy.
Human rights activists say a 22-year-old woman whose execution was delayed while she was pregnant could be hanged within days in Iran.
South Korean tech giant Samsung has permanently ceased production of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of devices it had deemed safe catching fire.
Controversial US blood-testing company Theranos is shutting clinical and medical facilities and slashing jobs, three months after its founder was banned from owning a laboratory.
Finland's Defence Ministry says it has scrambled jets twice in the past 24 hours to monitor suspected airspace violations by Russian fighters.
Samsung Electronics says its operating profits are expected to have risen in the third quarter, despite the recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
A juvenile has been charged with first-degree arson on a 10-year-old Texas boy with special needs.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he could cut as many as 70% of federal US regulations if he is elected.
At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Kurdish wedding in north-eastern Syria.
German police are investigating a couple who reportedly kept their son at home in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth for 30 years.
Dangling rewards in front of students and teachers with the aim of improving their performance is popular in many school districts and states.
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's former bureau chief in Tehran, is suing Iran's government after he was imprisoned there for 18 months.
US President Barack Obama can "go to hell" over his criticism of the Philippines' brutal war against drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte says.
A man accused of killing his young son by leaving him in a hot car was responsible for the boy's death but it was not intentional, a court has heard.
Google has placed a virtual assistant at the heart of its latest smartphones and first voice-activated speaker.
Amazon is cracking down on the practice of companies offering free products to customers in exchange for a review.
Partial leaks of Donald Trump's 1995 tax returns raise more questions than they answer about the Republican presidential candidate's finances.
The governor of Afghanistan's Kunduz province says Taliban forces which staged an assault on the provincial capital have been defeated.
Pope Francis has made an unannounced visit to Amatrice, the central Italian town devastated by an earthquake six weeks ago.
Turkey has suspended almost 13,000 police officers for their alleged links with the US-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen.
US stocks got off to a weak start on the first day of trading in the fourth quarter with all the main indexes closing lower.
A Georgia man charged with murder over his toddler son's death in a hot car "chose the worst imaginable death for his child", prosecutors have said.
Civilians in the rebel-held part of the Syrian city of Aleppo are enduring a "living hell", the UN humanitarian chief has said, as fighting rages on
Women in Poland have gone on strike in protest against proposals for a total ban on abortions.
Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) is throwing its energies into reaching a settlement before next month's presidential election with U.S. authorities demanding a fine of up to $14 billion for mis-selling mortgage-backed securities.
Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint at a luxury residence in Paris by at least two men dressed as police officers, her publicist and police say.
aliban militants have launched a co-ordinated attack on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, officials say.
Five men accused of involvement in the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov have gone on trial at a military court in Moscow.
Donald Trump's past tweets about taxes are drawing fresh scrutiny after the New York Times reported he paid no taxes for nearly two decades having declared losses approaching $1bn.
group of Turkish activists protested the Syrian regime's recent offensive on Aleppo in Istanbul on Friday.
A man armed with a knife and reported to be bipolar died after a struggle with Pasadena police officers who were called to an apartment following reports of a disturbance.
Video game streaming site Twitch is to introduce its own virtual "currency", says its owner Amazon Game Studios.
World leaders have hailed the vision of the late Israeli leader, Shimon Peres, as he was laid to rest days after his death at the age of 93.
Major cinemas in Pakistan have banned Indian films in what they call an act of solidarity with their country's armed forces.
Greece has reacted angrily after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to question a treaty that set borders between the two countries.
One man threatened to marshal 1,000 votes against any elected official who dared to disagree with him.
(Close): US stocks bounced back on Friday, amid rumours that Deutsche Bank's huge US fine could be reduced.
Leading US hedge fund Och-Ziff has been ordered to pay $412m (£316m) to settle charges that it paid millions in bribes to top officials across Africa to secure mining and investment rights.
Roy Moore, 69, violated judicial ethics with an order seen as directing probate judges to deny marriage licences to gay couples, a judicial panel ruled.
Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the Syrian opposition into the hands of extremists, a US state department spokesman has said.
President Vladimir Putin is fast turning Russia into an outlaw nation.
Five people were killed and 22 others went missing after a boat carrying 31 refugees capsized in the Aegean Sea, a security source said Thursday.
Long queues have formed outside the Israeli parliament as people pay their respects to former Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres.
An elderly man left for dead by two jihadists at a church in the French city of Rouen has spoken of the terrifying ordeal for the first time.
Russia has said it will carry on bombing rebel-held eastern Aleppo in Syria, defying US demands to stop.
Nearly 80,000 students of defunct for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges are facing some form of debt collection, even though the U.S.
Germany's second-biggest lender, Commerzbank, is planning to cut 9,600 jobs over the next four years and cease dividend payments for the first time.
"Part of the beauty of me is that I'm very rich," Donald Trump once said, but according to Forbes magazine he's much less rich than a year ago.
Air trikes hit two more hospitals in opposition-held eastern Aleppo in the early hours of Wednesday, putting it out of service, medical workers said.
Tanzania's president has sacked two senior officials for opening a fake account to siphon money from an earthquake fund, his office has said.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani has criticized the US for providing various terrorist groups with political and military support, saying the foreign-backed crisis in Syria would be solved only through intra-Syrian talks.
Dubai International Airport was forced to ground flights for half an hour due to a drone flying in the area, the airport says.
Thailand's military government has allowed a "culture of torture" to flourish since assuming power, says a new report by rights group Amnesty International.
Should you ever require help with life’s basic activities — eating, dressing and bathing — one thing is true: It will be expensive. In fact, the cost of your care could take an enormous chunk out of your savings.
Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf will forfeit $41m (£31.5m) in bonuses as the bank tries to deal with a scandal over its sales practices.
An explosion at a suspected drug lab inside a New York home has killed at least one firefighter, authorities say.
An international team of prosecutors investigating the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 will release its findings on Wednesday.
Last week, four editors from the Shehab News Agency , which has more than 6.3 million likes on Facebook, and three executives from the Quds News Network, with about 5.1 million likes, reported they could not access their personal accounts.
In an unprecedented move, Israeli police have arrested dozens of political activists and members of the Palestinian Arab Balad political party in the Israeli parliament over allegations of money laundering.
The International Criminal Court has sentenced an Islamist militant who destroyed ancient shrines in Timbuktu to nine years in jail.
A Japanese film has made history by becoming the first animation not made by the legendary Studio Ghibli to rake in more than 10bn yen (£76m; $98m) in a month. But what exactly is it that has been drawing in the crowds?
A young woman politician who attacked sexism in Germany's governing Christian Democrat (CDU) party has won praise from many fellow politicians but some have also questioned her motives.
I am an undocumented immigrant living in the age of Trump. In 1998, I was brought to the United States from Portugal at the age of 10 months. I grew up mostly oblivious to the fact that I was undocumented, that I didn’t have the papers necessary to live a normal life.
Federal employees and retirees who participate in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) have until Friday, Sept. 30, to decide whether to accept premiums that on average have increased 83 percent, or $111, more per month.
The World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third.
Violent crime in the US increased last year, according to the FBI, with murders, rapes and assaults all edging up after falling for decades.
Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani has lashed out at world powers and some regional countries for pursuing the policy of supporting terrorists which has fueled insecurity in Iraq and Syria.
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Ankara Sunday for a two-day visit to show solidarity with Turkey after the failed July 15 coup attempt against the Turkish government perpetrated by the members of Gülenist terror cult.
Editors from two Palestinian news publications based in the occupied West Bank say their Facebook accounts were suspended last week and that no reason was provided, alleging their pages may have been censored because of a recent agreement between the US social media giant and the Israeli government aimed at tackling "incitement".
Azerbaijanis have started voting in a controversial referendum on boosting presidential powers, with opposition and rights groups denouncing the proposed amendments as a move to expand President Ilham Aliyev's grip on power.
Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, has died in a boat crash at the age of 24.
Swiss voters have given a strong approval to a law on new surveillance powers for the intelligence agencies.
US golfer Arnold Palmer, viewed as one of the greatest players in the sport's history, has died at the age of 87.
The US ambassador to the UN has accused Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Facebook has overestimated how much video people have watched for the last two years, the firm has admitted.
Messaging app firm Snapchat has announced its first gadget - sunglasses with a built-in camera.
Shares in Twitter jumped more than 20% after a report said the home of the 140-character tweet had received takeover approaches.
This is it - the final stretch of the US presidential race.
A suspect sought over a fatal gun attack at a shopping centre in Washington state on Friday evening has been captured, police say.
Experts say the authorizations by the US Treasury Department for global aviation giants Airbus and Boeing will help wash away fears of banks and businesses in doing business with Iran.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called Turkey's Central Bank's recent decision to cut interest rates as a positive step, saying that policy makers should continue to do so.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed the country's former parliament speaker as head of its foreign intelligence service.
Two Belgian policemen have been questioned by their French counterparts after they were caught with 13 illegal immigrants in their car.
The Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit colleges on Thursday, a decision that could force schools to close and threaten financial aid to hundreds of thousands of students.
Howard University’s medical school will share physicians with the long-troubled United Medical Center in southeast Washington under a partnership announced Thursday by D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser. (D)
Nigeria's president has called for the UN to mediate with militant Islamist group Boko Haram to secure the release of schoolgirls it is holding captive.
Warplanes have launched fresh air strikes in Aleppo, hours after Syria's government announced an offensive to retake rebel-held areas of the city.
Southeast Asian ride-hailing company Grab has partnered with start-up nuTonomy which last month launched a driverless taxi trial in Singapore.
Yahoo says "state-sponsored" hackers stole information from about 500 million users in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.
The FBI says it is gathering information about an alleged incident involving Brad Pitt and his children aboard a private flight last week.
A third night of protests has rocked the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, after a black man was shot dead by a black police officer on Tuesday.
Back in December Donald Trump said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie "totally knew" about his staff engaging in a politically motivated closing in 2013 of several lanes on a key bridge from his state into New York City.
North Korea notoriously restricts access to the internet for its citizens, but it does, in fact, maintain some websites which can be seen outside the country.
The US Secretary of State has called for all planes to be grounded in key areas of Syria to save the truce there, following an attack on an aid convoy.
Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade.
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's September meeting show the majority of policy-makers expect a hike in US interest rates by the end of the year.
The shooting of an unarmed black man by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has led to protests and demands by his family for justice.
In the event of a victory by Donald Trump in November, political analysis will take on a forensic cast. How did establishment politics — first in the GOP primaries, then in a national electorate — come to die?
Profit jumped at Zara owner Inditex in the first half of the year as the firm opened new stores and invested in online.
The US has charged Ahmad Khan Rahami with planting bombs in New York and New Jersey.
Twelve police officers have been injured during protests sparked by the police shooting of a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The US has said it holds Russia responsible for a deadly attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday. The White House has called it an "enormous humanitarian tragedy".
Legendary supermodel Kate Moss is launching her own model agency after almost 30 years in the fashion business.
Pakistan has hit back after India accused it of masterminding a militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed 18 soldiers.
Some 3,000 to 4,000 migrants have been evacuated from the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos after a large fire destroyed tents and prefabricated homes.
Aid trucks have been hit by an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say, hours after the military declared the current cessation of violence was over.
The Afghan-born American who is in custody after the weekend's bombings in New York and New Jersey was employed at a fried chicken restaurant.
The New York and New Jersey bombings suspect is in custody after a shootout with police that began when he was found sleeping in a bar doorway.
A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli forces at the entrance to the town of Silwad in the occupied West Bank.
In the Indian capital Delhi's neighbourhood of Karkardooma, the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus is running riot.
Four men are being questioned in Italy in connection with the suicide of a woman who battled for months to have a viral video that showed her having sex removed from the internet.
The US Department of Justice is asking Deutsche Bank to pay $14bn (£10.6bn) to settle an investigation into mortgage-backed securities, the bank has said.
Jay Z has declared the decades-long US war on drugs an "epic fail", in a short film he wrote and narrated.
US safety regulators have announced a formal recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after reports of fires caused by faulty batteries.
A 77-year-old man has shot three people at the senior citizens' complex where he lived in the US state of Wyoming, killing one person and wounding two.
The Trump campaign has acknowledged in a statement that President Obama was born in the US.
The US has agreed a military aid package for Israel worth $38bn (£28bn) over the next 10 years, officials say, the largest such deal in US history.
A Saudi teenager living in Germany has proposed designing a headscarf emoji.
Russia has accused the United States of failing to fulfil its obligations under the truce agreement in Syria.
Far-right residents have clashed with asylum-seekers in a town in eastern Germany that has become a flashpoint for anti-refugee sentiment.
Initial quantities of the iPhone 7 Plus have sold out globally as Apple Inc prepares to roll out its new gadget in stores, the company said Wednesday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly once shot dead a justice department agent with an Uzi submachine gun while serving as mayor of Davao.
A University of North Carolina college footballer who is accused of raping a female student on Valentine's Day has turned himself in.
The pastor of a Michigan black church has interrupted Donald Trump as he pilloried Hillary Clinton in a speech.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres is responsive after suffering a serious stroke, his doctor says.
One of Japan's most active volcanoes is due for a major eruption within the next 30 years, say scientists who have studied a build-up of magma there.
Former students at ITT Technical Institutes are refusing to repay their federal student loans in a protest designed to pressure the government into canceling the debt of everyone who alleges they were defrauded by the now-defunct for-profit chain.
U.S. import prices fell for the first time in six months in August on declining petroleum and food costs, pointing to a tame inflation environment that could encourage the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates steady next week.
The effects of climate change endanger U.S. military operations and could increase the danger of international conflict, according to three new documents endorsed by retired top U.S. military officers and former national security officials.
A British woman's traditional Muslim clothing was set on fire on Fifth Avenue, New York police have said.
Wall Street fell in early trading, after strong gains on Monday, as concerns over a US rate rise continued to trouble the market.
Last September, many Iranian Americans hoped that US President Barack Obama's nuclear accord with Iran marked the start of a diplomatic thaw that would make it easier for them to live in the US and deal with folks back home.
A cessation of hostilities is due to start in Syria at sunset on Monday, after a weekend of air strikes.
Three women have been killed after trying to stage an attack at the main police station in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, officials say.
At least one opposition candidate has won a seat in parliamentary elections in Belarus, its first representation in the chamber for 12 years.
The American school reform movement has been aggressively focused on teacher quality for four decades. Just ask Hillary Clinton. She made an early name for herself by promoting a basic skills test for Arkansas teachers in 1983.
South Korean officials have said North Korea could be ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time.
Crude prices fell over 1.5 percent on Monday after U.S. oil drillers added rigs and producers adapt to cheaper crude, with speculators cutting positions betting on further price hikes.
The woman kissed by a sailor in an iconic photograph marking the end of World War Two has died aged 92.
Despite security risks in its surrounding geography, Istanbul is as safe as any city in the world amid globalizing terror, Governor Vasip Şahin said on Sunday.
US firm Liberty Media has confirmed it is buying the racing business Formula 1 for $4.4bn (£3.3bn).
US President Barack Obama and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte had a brief face-to-face encounter, days after a very public spat.
The Pentagon says a Russian fighter plane flew within about 10ft (3m) of one of its reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Black Sea.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
LinkedIn has denied that its search algorithm has been biased towards suggesting male versions of female names in searches on its website.
The iPhone 7 will not have a traditional headphone socket.
Renault, the French car maker, may stop offering diesel engines in most of its cars sold in Europe.
A US man has admitted abducting and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling nearly 27 years ago, a case that led to changes in national sex offender laws.
A judge in Pennsylvania has set a trial date for Bill Cosby, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
At least 40 people have been killed in bombings in mainly government-held areas of Syria, state media report.
The UN's human rights chief has launched a scathing attack on Western populist politicians, branding them "demagogues and political fantasists".
American football team the San Francisco 49ers has sacked fullback Bruce Miller after he was arrested on suspicion of assault, US media report.
In this photo by Mahesh Kumar A., an artist puts the final touches on an elaborate idol of the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesha for a festival marking his birthday.
Kristen Valdes has been in the health care industry for more than 16 years, starting her career as a contractor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She worked to stand up a new effort called program safeguard contracts to fight fraud in Medicare and Medicaid.
Film studio Warner Brothers has asked Google to remove its own website from search results, saying it violates copyright laws.
Donald Trump has visited a black church in Detroit in an attempt to claw some of the minority vote away from Democratic rival Hillary Clinton
Germany's Bayer has raised its offer for Monsanto to $65bn (£49bn), or $127.50 a share, in a bid to create a global seeds and pesticides giant.
British Airways is resuming direct flights to Tehran on Thursday after an interruption of nearly four years, in another sign of Iran's warming ties to Western countries.
84 people were rescued from a tour boat that capsized in the Turkish Mediterranean on Saturday, the bodies of the two people lost in the wreck have been found, said officials of the coastal Antalya province late Sunday.
At least 18 people have been killed in a string of explosions in government- and Kurdish-held areas of Syria, state media say.
A new generation of pro-democracy activists have won seats on Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo).
A giant wooden replica of 17th century London has been set ablaze on the River Thames in a retelling of the Great Fire of London 350 years ago.
As tens of millions of students return to the nation’s schools for the 2016-2017 academic year, here is The Washington Post’s annual look at what changes to expect in selected school districts in the Washington region.
Addressing concerns about rising premiums and dwindling competition, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell asserted Thursday that the federal health law’s insurance markets clearly are sustainable.
Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax in Austria than a local sausage stall, the country's Chancellor Christian Kern has said in a newspaper interview.
Samsung Electronics is recalling its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and said that battery problems were behind phones catching fire.
Police officers have threatened to boycott the home games of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers if the organisation fails to take action to halt protests by its quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Storm Hermine is regaining power as it moves up the US eastern seaboard, threatening the north-east with dangerous coastal surges.
Uzbekistan's president, Islam Karimov, has died after suffering a stroke at the age of 78, three diplomatic sources told Reuters on Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he did not know who was behind the hacking of U.S. Democratic Party organizations but it was important the information had been made public, Bloomberg news agency reported on Friday.
Melania Trump is suing a British newspaper and a US blogger for $150m (£114m) over allegations she was a sex worker in the 1990s, her lawyer says
Mr Beckenbauer has denied corruption
Apple chief executive Tim Cook says the European Commission ruling that Apple should pay billions of euros in back taxes to the Republic of Ireland is "maddening" and "political".
Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner will be released on Friday after serving three months for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman near a fraternity party, a sentence that has ignited fierce debate over the way California defines and punishes rape.
The United States and its negotiating partners agreed "in secret" to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year's landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a report reviewed by Reuters.
South Korean government officials have said that North Korea executed one of its highest ranking ministers last month.
With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama’s health care law is struggling in many parts of the country.
The US has welcomed a pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, urging them to focus on fighting so-called Islamic State (IS).
The Republic of Ireland's Cabinet will meet later to discuss the European Commission's decision that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13bn (£11bn) to Apple.
US Republican candidate Donald Trump is to visit Mexico on Wednesday, hours before he details measures against illegal immigration in a speech.
A sexual assault case that caused a national outcry because the sentence was thought to be too lenient will not be reviewed, a US judge has ruled.
US singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun.
A car driven by a suicide bomber has exploded after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, officials say.
Hillary Clinton's personal aide, Huma Abedin, has announced she is separating from her husband, disgraced former politician Anthony Weiner.
US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family has confirmed.
Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland by European Union competition officials.
The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has died, the Fergana news agency reported Monday night, citing unidentified sources.
At least 25 people have been killed as Turkey continues to target Kurdish-held areas in Syria, near the border city of Jarablus.
If the need to go the emergency room arises, your first instinct is likely to be a 911 call. In an emergency, getting the right care fast should be the focus.
US vice president Joe Biden has announced plans to lend railway operator Amtrak $2.45bn (£1.86bn) to expand services and make upgrades.
The governor of Maine has said that people of colour were enemies of his state, and appeared to suggest they should be shot.
A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two U.S. ships, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, in the most serious of a number of incidents in the Gulf area this week.
It must be tempting for Hillary Clinton to do little but count down the clock to the election in November.
What do we know about the curious, secretive NSO Group? Very little - but after this week, an awful lot more than we did before.
A tropical system brewing in the Caribbean could strengthen into a hurricane before hitting Florida and the Gulf Coast in the coming days.
Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on Thursday, before the assault ended when two gunmen were shot dead.
Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war.
Wells Fargo (WFC.N), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD.O) and Fifth Third Bank (FITB.O) have in recent years agreed to settlement deals that seek to muzzle former employees in ways that some lawyers said could violate U.S. whistleblower protection laws.
Hospitals in the US city of Orlando say they will not charge for treatment provided to survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre in which 49 people were killed by a gunman in June.
Donald Trump had made references to what he calls Hillary Clinton’s “bigotry” over the past week, but he had not called her a bigot outright. That changed Wednesday evening during a rally in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Obama administration said Wednesday it paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran in January to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in cash to fly to Tehran.
Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers will make their closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information.
The US Treasury Department has warned the European Commission about taking action against Apple over tax avoidance allegations.
A Vietnamese woman has admitted to paying for her foot and part of her arm to be cut off in order to claim an insurance payout, police say.
Turkish tanks and other vehicles have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy shelling of an area held by so-called Islamic State (IS).
Pictures have emerged of French police appearing to enforce the controversial "burkini ban" on a woman on a beach in the southern city of Nice.
At least 73 people have been killed in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, authorities say.
Democrat Hillary Clinton said on a late-night television show on Monday that sometimes she feels she is in an “alternative universe” in the U.S. presidential race against Republican Donald Trump.
A British man accused of murdering an Indonesian police officer has reportedly admitted to his lawyer that he fought with the dead man.
A Texas judge has blocked an order by the US government that schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.
South Africa's governing ANC party has lost control of the country's largest city and economic centre, Johannesburg.
Women who return to work part-time after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, says a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
An eight-year-old boy has been killed after a grenade was thrown into a flat in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, police said.
The Israeli military says its aircraft and tanks attacked targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rocket fire by Palestinian militants.
Russia has stopped using an Iranian airbase to bomb targets in Syria, both countries have said.
A crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $40,000 (£30,000) to help Ethiopia's Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa seek asylum.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has signalled he may drop his proposal to deport 11 million people who are living illegally in the US.
The US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has confirmed that it will buy a US cancer drug firm, Medivation, for about $14bn (£10.7bn).
US doctor and epidemiologist Donald Henderson, who led a successful campaign to wipe out smallpox worldwide, has died at the age of 87.
One of two girls accused of stabbing a 12-year-old classmate to please the online horror character Slender Man has pleaded not guilty in a US court on the grounds of mental illness.
German carmaker Opel plans to cut its workers' hours this year because it expects Brexit to hurt its UK sales.
Russia has accused Ukraine of trying to carry out armed incursions into Crimea - the territory annexed by Russia in 2014 after an unrecognised referendum.
Nearly 18,000 people have died in government prisons in Syria since the beginning of the uprising in 2011, according to Amnesty International.
Syrian government jets have reportedly bombed Kurdish-held areas of the north-eastern city of Hassakeh for the first time since the civil war began in 2011.
China's internet regulator has demanded stricter controls over the popular practice of live streaming, as part of a range of new requirements for sites.
A settlement between the taxi-hailing app Uber and some of its drivers has been rejected by a US judge.
Chicago's police superintendent has recommended firing seven officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Last summer, Donald Trump could do no wrong. What a difference a year makes.
The United States Olympic Committee has apologised for what it called the unacceptable behaviour of four US swimmers who falsely said they had been robbed at gunpoint in Rio.
A judge in Brazil has issued an order preventing US swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen from leaving the country after police queried their evidence in a robbery case.
Uganda’s education minister just announced that the government is closing a controversial chain of for-profit nursery and primary schools because, she said, national standards were being ignored and the “life and safety” of some 12,000 children were endangered because of poor hygiene and sanitation.
Aetna will abandon Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges next year in more than two-thirds of the counties where it now sells the coverage, the latest in a string of defections by big insurers that will limit customer choice in many markets.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced Tuesday that she will step down next month to take over as head of security for the National Football League, leaving behind a legacy of community engagement that endeared her from the city’s crime-ridden neighborhoods to the broader national stage
Even Genghis Khan himself might find it hard to conquer this battle.
A special forces raid in St Petersburg and an attack by gunmen near Moscow have left at least six suspected militants dead, officials say.
Ukraine says it thinks Vladimir Putin is planning a new invasion, and it's not hard to see why: the Russian leader has built up troops on its border and resumed the hostile rhetoric that preceded his annexation of Crimea two years ago.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have settled their divorce, saying neither of them intended to cause the other any physical or emotional harm.
Fifteen Guantanamo Bay prisoners have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates, leaving 61 detainees at the notorious US military-run jail
A diplomat at the North Korean embassy in London has defected and fled abroad with his family,
Poland's conservative government says anyone who uses language that implies Polish responsibility for Nazi German atrocities will face jail or a fine.
Passage rates for Virginia’s statewide standardized tests rose again, with 80 percent of students passing reading and math exams this year.
The healthcare firm Aetna, one of the five biggest insurers in America, announced Monday during an earnings call that it is pulling out of the vast majority of Obamacare state health exchanges.
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July on falling gasoline costs, but solid gains in industrial output and home building suggested a pickup in economic activity that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.
Twitter has reinstated a suspended account that publicised leaked personal data belonging to Democrat politicians.
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that he would enact "extreme vetting" of immigrants.
A California man has been arrested on arson charges over a fire that has destroyed more than 175 homes and threatens hundreds more.
The top law enforcement official in the US state of Pennsylvania has been convicted of several crimes after she leaked documents critical of a rival.
The United States won its 1,000th Olympic gold medal on Saturday when the American women's 4x100 meter medley relay team clinched victory at the Rio Games.
Consumers are flocking to discount apparel retailers, but investors are faced with nothing close to a bargain as stocks in the sector rally.
The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video showing some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls they are holding hostage.
A 34-year-old woman who was injured in an attack by a knifeman on a Swiss train has died in hospital, police say.
A female Iranian activist who held a protest banner during a volleyball match at the Rio Olympics was asked to take it down and leave by security staff.
A US federal judge has overturned the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, whose case was examined in Netflix's popular Making a Murderer documentary.
New York City billionaire John Catsimatidis is offering a financial reward for information leading to the arrest of ice cream shoplifters
Residents in the northern Syrian city of Manbij have been celebrating new freedoms after being liberated from the rule of so-called Islamic State.
A US couple is suing an internet mapping firm for $75,000 (£58,000) after years of "digital hell".
Germans with dual nationality will lose their German citizenship if they fight for militant Islamist groups abroad under new anti-terror proposals.
Ukrainian troops along the de facto border with Crimea and facing rebels in the east have been put on high alert.
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has expressed his disappointment at being "detained" by US authorities at Los Angeles International Airport.
More than 70 Republicans have signed a letter to the party's National Committee head urging him to stop helping Donald Trump's campaign.
Lawyers across Pakistan are boycotting court to mourn the loss of some 70 people, many of them lawyers, killed in a bomb attack in Quetta.
Florida has four new cases of people likely infected with Zika through mosquito bites in Miami, Governor Rick Scott said on Tuesday, as he urged Congress to reconvene and approve additional money to combat the virus.
The popularity of films such as Finding Dory has helped Walt Disney post better-than-expected quarterly results.
The leaders of Russia and Turkey have patched up a damaging quarrel, pledging to restore close economic relations.
A Pennsylvania couple, who struggled to find medication after their young daughter received a heart transplant, have been found dead along with their children in an apparent murder suicide.
More than 200 Hamas-affiliated Palestinian prisoners have halted their hunger strike after reaching a deal with Israeli prison authorities to end body searches and improve prison conditions, the Gaza-based Prisoner's Media Office said.
Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott on Sunday accused the federal government of lagging in providing assistance to combat the spread of the Zika virus in a Miami-area neighborhood, the site of the first U.S. transmission of the virus.
Two California skydivers died on Saturday when their parachutes failed to open and they landed in a vineyard, the skydiving company's owner said.
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will propose allowing parents to deduct spending on childcare from their income taxes in a speech on Monday meant to challenge the economic policies of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, a campaign aide said.
President Tayyip Erdogan told a rally of more than one million people on Sunday that July's failed coup would be a milestone in building a stronger Turkey, defying Western criticism of mass purges and vowing to destroy those behind the putsch.
Iran intends to purchase 20 regional jets from a unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, according to Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, deputy minister for international affairs at the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
The dollar strengthened against the yen on Monday, extending its gains after strong U.S. job figures bolstered expectations of faster economic growth and raised the probability of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase this year.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a US tourist in a knife attack in London's Russell Square.
A father has been arrested after his twin 15-month-old girls died when he left them in a hot car in the US state of Georgia on Thursday.
The US economy added a stronger-than-expected 255,000 jobs in July, fuelling speculation that interest rates could rise before the end of the year.
A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters has taken "almost complete control" of a strategically important Syrian city held by so-called Islamic State (IS), activists say.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly backed House Speaker Paul Ryan days after snubbing him in a spat at the top of the Republican Party.
Jewellery shops in Dubai will no longer be able to charge additional credit card fee on buying gold jewellery after Department and Economic Development (DED) and Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group signed an agreement to install electronic price display units to ensure uniform and transparent pricing across retail jewellery outlets.
Iran's gas export will soon reach 40 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year in the near future in view of the four new international contracts it has recently signed, said the director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) for international affairs
Facebook Inc's News Feed will show fewer "clickbait" headlines over the next few weeks, the company announced Thursday, as it seeks to establish itself as the prime web destination for news and social updates.
She may have grown up living the sweet life in the White House, but that hasn't kept Sasha Obama from seeking out a totally normal summer job this year.
The dollar held steady on Friday with its near-term fortunes riding on whether U.S. jobs data will rekindle expectations for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.
The ceasefire largely holds in most Syrian regions, with seven violations registered in past 24 hours, the Russian center for reconciliation of warring sides in Syria said on Thursday in a daily news bulletin posted on the Defense Ministry’s website.
Bethlehem, occupied West Bank - On the evening of July 22, Palestinian youths from the Bethlehem-area village of Wadi Fukin ran to fields set ablaze by Israeli settlers.
The mayor of Stockton, California, was arrested on Thursday on a felony eavesdropping charge stemming from a strip poker game he is accused of surreptitiously recording at a summer camp he hosts for disadvantaged inner-city children, prosecutors said.
A Syrian refugee has been crowned "queen" of one of Germany's top wine-making regions, the first asylum seeker to receive such an accolade.
Militants have attacked a convoy of foreign tourists in west Afghanistan, injuring six and their Afghan driver.
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is suing the police and city of Baton Rouge over mass arrests during protests against police killings.
Turkey has angrily rejected Austrian suggestions that its membership talks with the EU should be ended.
Three different ways of designing a vaccine have been shown to be completely protective against the Zika virus.
Shares in Japanese carmaker Toyota are trading higher despite the company reporting a weak outlook for profits in the current year.
The chief executive of Nissan says it the was "the right decision" to sponsor the Rio Olympics, despite a slump in Brazilian car sales.
Trump Taj Mahal, the Atlantic City casino, founded by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump but no longer under his ownership, will shut down after years of losses.
South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) looks to be facing its biggest electoral setback since the end of apartheid, after the partial results of municipal elections.
The Egyptian military says it has killed the head of the Sinai branch of so-called Islamic State (IS), along with dozens of its fighters.
US President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warned the group still poses a threat.
Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has rejected suggestions that she violated visa rules when she started working as a model in New York.
A woman was killed and five other people injured by a man with suspected mental health issues who went on a rampage with a knife in central London in an attack police said could be linked to terrorism.
U.S. crude's slide below $40 a barrel this week has hardened the resolve of oil market bears to drive prices lower, with oversupply, refining cutbacks and a breakdown in the oil/dollar trade spelling an end to this year's rally.
Donald Trump has dismissed Barack Obama's time in the White House as a "disaster" after the US president said he was not fit to succeed him
An Emirates airline flight from India has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport, the Dubai government media office says.
Yahoo is investigating claims the hacker linked to "mega-breaches" at MySpace and LinkedIn has posted details of 200 million Yahoo accounts to a marketplace on the dark web.
U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in June as households bought a range of goods and services, suggesting consumption will likely remain strong after surging in the second quarter.
A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter was shot down hours earlier.
Turkey has taken over factories and shipyards that had been under control of the military general staff as part of a wide-ranging shake-up of the armed forces following last month's abortive coup, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.
Iranian hackers have compromised more than a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service and identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users, the largest known breach of the encrypted communications system, cyber researchers told Reuters.
Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday after Pfizer's tepid forecast and weak U.S. economic data disappointed investors.
Locals in Rio de Janeiro sometimes refer to their city as "a cidade maravilhosa" - "the marvellous city".
An Israeli government plan to relocate thousands of Bedouin citizens to what it has dubbed a new township in the southern Negev desert is a betrayal, a lawyer representing the Bedouin villagers has said.
Taxi-booking app Uber has agreed to sell its business in China to rival Didi Chuxing.
A Nigerian behind thousands of online scams around the world has been arrested in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt, Interpol alleges.
The mother of a dead US Muslim soldier has hit back at presidential hopeful Donald Trump for questioning her silence during a speech by her husband.
Five Russians on board a military helicopter were killed when it was shot down by rebels in northern Syria, Russia has said.
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) said it would buy solar panel installer SolarCity Corp (SCTY.O) for $2.6 billion in shares to form a one-stop clean energy shop
A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Monday to stop North Carolina from enforcing a state law barring transgender people from using bathrooms in government buildings and public schools that correspond with their gender identity.
Russia is manipulating the 2016 U.S. presidential election by leaking hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) servers — emails that show the DNC rigged and manipulated the Democratic primary in favor of Hillary Clinton.
An air strike has hit a maternity hospital supported by Save the Children in north-western Syria, killing two people and wounding others.
Two alleged members of the Islamic State cell that carried out attacks on Paris in November have been extradited to France and reportedly charged with terrorism.
Turkey's president has blasted remarks by top US general Joseph Votel in the wake of the failed coup, accusing him of being "on the side of the plotters".
Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say.
Wall Street was mixed on Thursday as investors fretted about disappointing earnings from Ford and awaited quarterly scorecards from technology heavyweights Alphabet (GOOGL.O) and Amazon.com.
Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, has announced it has split from al-Qaeda.
Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
US President Barack Obama has delivered a stirring speech at the Democratic convention, hailing Hillary Clinton as his political heir and rounding on "home-grown demagogue" Donald Trump.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says medals won at Rio 2016 will be devalued by the banning of Russian competitors.
Israeli soldiers have killed a Palestinian man the military had accused of shooting dead an Israeli rabbi, after an exchange of gunfire in the occupied West Bank.
Forty-four people have been killed in a massive bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria, Syrian state TV reports.
The so-called Islamic State (IS) has released a video it says shows two men who murdered a priest in France, pledging allegiance to the group.
The Turkish authorities have announced the closure of dozens of media organisations, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July.
The world's most popular website and phone app provided more evidence on Wednesday that it is getting better at turning eyeballs into profits as Facebook Inc (FB.O) trounced Wall Street's estimates, sending its shares to an all-time high.
John Hinckley Jr, the man who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan, is to be released from a psychiatric hospital next month after 35 years.
Hillary Clinton just became the first woman in US history nominated for president by a major party. So why is her husband on the front page of so many newspapers?
Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.
Iran says the final preparations are being made to start a much-awaited project to export natural gas to its western neighbor – Iraq.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to visit Russia on August 9, which will mark the first time since the jet-downing crisis between the two countries, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said on Tuesday.
A security guard at a Florida nightclub where two were killed in a mass shooting early Monday says she saw someone attack with a semi-automatic weapon, spraying bullets in the vicinity.
Basketball star Michael Jordan has spoken out about racial tensions in the US, pledging $2m (£1.5m; €1.8m) to two charities to help improve relations.
At least 10 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks near an entrance to the airport in Mogadishu, Somali police and eyewitnesses have said.
So-called Islamic State (IS) says it carried out a car bomb attack that killed at least 17 people in the central Iraqi town of Khalis.
So-called Islamic State has said it was behind a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, that has killed more than 20 people and injured at least another 35.
Bernie Sanders has urged Democrats to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, in a speech to the party convention.
Second-quarter profits at oil giant BP have almost halved from a year earlier as the company suffered from lower oil prices and weak refining margins.
Nineteen residents have been killed in a knife attack at a care centre for people with mental disabilities in the Japanese city of Sagamihara.
US first lady Michelle Obama has denounced Republican Donald Trump and passionately backed Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
More Afghan children were killed or injured in the first half of this year than in any six-month period since 2009, says the UN.
President Obama took the unusual step of authoring a report in a prestigious medical journal to defend and draw attention to his signature Affordable Care Act. Obama is listed as the sole author of a report published today in the Special Communications section in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).
A 25-year-old Israeli woman has been allegedly gang raped in a moving car in India's Himachal Pradesh state.
Prince Harry has spoken of his regret that he did not talk about how the death of his mother, Princess Diana, affected him until three years ago.
Fire crews in California are struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 18 homes and threatens hundreds of others in mountains north of Los Angeles.
The US Democratic Party chair says she will resign as a row over leaked emails threatens efforts for party unity at the presidential nominating convention.
Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.
As many as 17 people were shot at a nightclub here early Monday morning
Dozens of pro-government troops were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel underneath a building in the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say.
Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced 16 million from their homes, state media reported on Saturday.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has extended the period in which suspects can be detained without charge to 30 days, an official statement says.
A leading Muslim group in Nigeria has welcomed a court ruling lifting the ban on girls wearing the headscarf in government schools in Lagos state.
E-commerce giant Amazon has entered the student loan business, teaming up with US bank Wells Fargo to offer lower interest rates to subscribers of its "Prime Student" services.
David Cameron made a late appeal to Germany's Angela Merkel for limits on free movement of people if the UK voted Remain, BBC Newsnight has learned.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has selected Tim Kaine, a centrist senator from Virginia, as her running mate.
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents.
An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days.
The parents of Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch have spoken of their closeness to her and their bitterness towards their son, who has confessed to murdering her last week.
Nice truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel received logistical support for his Bastille Day attack from five suspects who are now in custody, French prosecutor Francois Molins has said.
A Florida policeman shot and wounded an autistic man's unarmed black therapist on Monday, local media reports.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting a three-month low as the labor market continues to gather momentum.
Turkey's president has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed army coup. The emergency allows the president and cabinet to bypass parliament when drafting new laws and to restrict or suspend rights and freedoms.
Windows 10 gathers an "excessive" amount of personal data on users, the French data authority has said in a formal notice. Following complaints the operating system breached France's Data Protection Act, the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) found "many failures".
A New York man is accused of holding an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in an upstate motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks.
Stuart Scott, a former HSBC employee charged with fraud in the US, has said he "strongly denies the allegations".
US authorities have charged a Ukrainian man alleged to be the mastermind of the world's biggest online piracy website.
South African prosecutors say they will appeal against Oscar Pistorius's six-year sentence for murder, calling it "shockingly too lenient".
Donald Trump has said that if he is elected president he may abandon a guarantee of protection to fellow Nato countries. Speaking to the New York Times, Mr Trump said the US would only come to the aid of allies if they have "fulfilled their obligations to us".
Police broke up a couple of skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds gathered Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries.
Grigory Rodchenkov says he created substances to help Russian Olympic athletes perform better and switched urine samples so that they could evade detection.
Bosnians playing the hit mobile game Pokemon Go are being warned to avoid straying into areas still sown with landmines from the war in the 1990s.
Early on Saturday morning, an airport in the Greek town of Alexandroupoli, close to the Turkish border, received a distress signal. It was from a Turkish military helicopter.
More than 15,000 education staff in Turkey have been suspended after last week's failed coup, as a purge of state officials widens still further.
Videos have emerged online that appear to show Syrian rebels taunting and then beheading a boy they say is a captured Palestinian pro-government fighter.
African leaders have backed plans to deploy regional troops to South Sudan after recent fighting between rival forces left hundreds of people dead.
At least 56 civilians have died in US-led coalition air strikes near the Islamic State stronghold of Manbij in north Syria, opposition monitors say.
In the eyes of four-year-old Autumn Unaeze, her grandfather in his blue police uniform is a superhero protecting people.
Microsoft reported substantial growth in its cloud computing unit, which helped to boost quarterly profits.
A Taiwan tour bus carrying tourists from China crashed into a highway railing en route to the airport on Tuesday and burst into flames, killing all 26 on board, Taiwanese authorities said Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton believes that Donald Trump is the most dangerous man ever to run for president of the United States.
The Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has vowed to purge supporters of an exiled cleric "by the roots" in the aftermath of the failed coup.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the UK's decision to leave the European Union has "thrown a spanner in the works" of its global growth forecast.
North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, say US and S Korean officials.
A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say.
Donald Trump's wife, Melania, took centre stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention but faced accusations that a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama.
Castello Road is rebel-held eastern Aleppo's lifeline.
A year after Iran's nuclear deal with the West, hardliners are gaining authority in a backlash against pragmatic President Hasan Rouhani that his allies say could leave him sidelined or push him out of power in an election next year.
Bank of America Corp (BAC.N), the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, reported a 19.4 percent fall in quarterly profit on Monday as low lending rates dented its interest income.
There has been outrage in India after a student was allegedly gang-raped by five men who had also raped her three years ago.
The man who shot dead three police officers in the US city of Baton Rouge has been identified as a black military veteran who released a series of videos railing against the treatment of African-Americans by police.
Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers have been suspended, reportedly on suspicion of having links to the coup attempt at the weekend.
After finally eclipsing year-old record highs, the U.S. stock market will be tested again next week, when the onslaught of company earnings could help investors assess the impact of Britain's vote to exit the European Union.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Islamic cleric and leader of Hizmet opposition movement, Fethullah Gulen, who now resides in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, should be extradited to Turkey, he said at a meeting in Istanbul on Saturday.
Some 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, have been arrested after an attempted coup that is now over, says Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim.
Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for the deadly truck attack in the French city of Nice, saying the assault was a response to calls by the extremist group to target those nations allied against it.
An audio recording made on board an EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May discusses a fire, investigators say.
The White House has said previously classified papers concerning the 9/11 attacks released on Friday show there had been no official Saudi role
Donald Trump has introduced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, completing the Republican ticket for the presidential election.
Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother in an apparent 'honour killing' in the province of Punjab, police say.
The Turkish military have released a statement claiming to have taken over, Reuters reports.
Dietary supplement firm Herbalife has reached a deal with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to avoid being labelled a pyramid scheme.
Children and adults, local residents and tourists were all among the dozens killed when a lorry ploughed into crowds on Nice's famous seafront Promenade des Anglais.
The driver of a lorry that killed 84 people in an attack in the French city of Nice has been confirmed as Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31.
The movement to stop Donald Trump from gaining the Republican presidential nomination prior to the party's convention has been crushed by a vote.
Republican Donald Trump has selected Indiana governor Mike Pence to be his vice-presidential running mate, according to US media reports.
US President Barack Obama has urged police and black communities to come together, saying it should not be "us versus them", in a town hall meeting on race and policing.
Many Obamacare customers are facing lower out-of-pocket health costs this year compared to 2015, federal health officials revealed Tuesday, as they continued pitching coverage sold on government health marketplaces as an affordable option for consumers.
Emirates airline was today named the World’s Best Airline 2016 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016, in addition to scooping up the awards for World’s Best Inflight Entertainment for a record 12th consecutive year, and Best Airline in the Middle East.
An Israeli rights group is suing Facebook for $1bn on behalf of families of victims of Palestinian attacks.
Air strikes in Raqqa, Syria have killed at least 12 people, among them fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), as well as civilians and four children from one family, according to activist groups.
Egypt's security services have forcibly made hundreds of people disappear and tortured them in the past year to try to tackle dissent, a rights group says.
The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. is telling visitors it's a place to reflect on history -- not to catch Pokemon.
Banking giant JP Morgan Chase plans to raise the hourly wages of 18,000 US staff over the next three years.
Twenty-three people have been killed and dozens hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy, officials say.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has received an endorsement from her former rival Bernie Sanders.
A session of Iran’s Cabinet made decisions on lifting of visa requirements between Armenia and Iran.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed a recent NATO communiqué concerning the Islamic Republic’s missile program as “a repetition of past baseless allegations.”
Police in Berlin say 123 officers were injured in clashes with leftist protesters over the redevelopment of a district in the east of the city.
In a highly significant move, a "fired up" President Obama took to the stage in North Carolina to offer his unequivocal backing to his former rival turned ally, Hillary Clinton. Pragmatic partnership has replaced the bitterness and distrust which characterised the 2008 presidential campaign.
Russia has expelled two US diplomats from Moscow, after the White House said it had ordered two Russian embassy staff to leave Washington.
The US economy created 287,000 jobs in June, rebounding strongly from disappointing growth in May.
The family of Marie Colvin, the American journalist who died in Syria four years ago, is suing the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
The man who shot dead five police officers in Dallas and wounded seven more was planning an even larger attack, the city's police chief says.
The pound posted a third week of declines spurred by the Brexit vote, winning itself the title of 2016’s worst performer among major currencies.
A man who was wrongly identified as a suspect in the deadly sniper attack in Dallas and his brother say they've received death threats, CBS station KTVT reports.
On Wednesday evening, police in Falcon Heights, Minn., fatally shot Philando Castile in his car. According to a video filmed by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was sitting beside him when he was shot, Castile informed the officer that he had a firearm.
After a week marked by shocking violence -- the sniper attack that killed five Dallas police officers Thursday night, and the videotaped shooting deaths of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota -- people are taking to social media to express their sorrow and call for peace.
Five Dallas police officers have been killed and six wounded by gunmen during protests against the shooting of black men by police, authorities say.
Iran will take delivery of the second batch of Russia’s S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system in the not too distant future, a report said.
This year's Ramadan Bayram holiday is once again turning out to be one that is dominated by deaths on the road, with 77 people killed in collisions across the country in just the first 5 days of the 9-day holiday.
Muslims around the world are celebrating the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, which commemorates the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan.
Select tennis matches at Wimbledon are being live-streamed on Twitter.
The Chinese city of Wuhan is on red alert for more heavy rainfall, after torrential downpours overnight left parts of the city submerged.
The Federal Reserve believed it was "prudent to wait" for the UK vote on European Union membership before raising interest rates last month.
Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud.
Police say detectives monitoring social media over the holiday weekend watched a live video of two men throwing fireworks at dogs chained in a backyard in South Carolina.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia is closing the door opened by Pope Francis to letting civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion, saying the faithful in his archdiocese can only do so if they abstain from sex and live "as brother and sister."
Disturbing new video has surfaced in the police killing of a black man who authorities say had a gun when he was shot on the pavement outside a convenience store.
Despite fears of radiation damage or a possibly crippling high-speed impact with debris in Jupiter's tenuous ring, NASA's Juno probe safely braked into orbit around the giant planet late Monday, firing its main engine for 35 tense minutes to slow down enough to be captured in the planned polar orbit, elated mission managers said Tuesday.
US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton says a tweet from rival Donald Trump featuring a six-pointed star was "blatantly anti-Semitic".
French intelligence services should be overhauled in the wake of the 2015 Paris attacks, a parliamentary commission of inquiry has recommended.
The United States celebrates July Fourth on Monday with parades, hotdog eating contests and fireworks shows amid heightened security because of concerns about terrorism in New York and timeworn holiday gun violence in Chicago.
The United Arab Emirates is warning its citizens to avoid wearing traditional garments when traveling abroad after an Emirati man was handcuffed in Ohio over terrorism fears.
Reno police said they shot to death a man who tried to run over an officer as he attempted to drive into a crowded chicken wing festival, reports CBS affiliate KTVN.
China has fitted the final piece on what will be the world's largest radio telescope, due to begin operations in September, state media report.
The Bank of Israel bought "hundreds of millions" of dollars of foreign currency on Monday, dealers said, after the shekel ILS= continued to strengthen for a fifth straight session.
US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been questioned by the FBI over her use of emails while she was secretary of state, her campaign says.
The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Disney World in Florida in June is reported to have said that two animals were involved in the attack.
A suspected suicide bomber has died after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, the interior ministry says.
Intensive Syrian air strikes on Saturday killed at least 30 civilians in a Damascan suburb town northeast of the city a day after the reported execution of a Syrian air force pilot, a monitor and rebels said.
A Russian warship carried out aggressive and erratic maneuvers close to a U.S. Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the second such Cold War-style incident there in a matter of weeks, the U.S. military said on Saturday.
Two senior military leaders of so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed by a US-led coalition air strike near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the Pentagon says.
The crash that killed a Tesla driver in Florida when his car struck a tractor-trailer may mark the world's first fatal accident in which a computer was at the wheel.
Five people have been shot dead and at least 20 injured in a cafe in north-eastern Serbia.
Twenty people, said to be foreigners, were killed during an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a cafe in Bangladesh, the army says.
Thousands of people are marching through London to protest against the referendum decision to leave the European Union.
Despite being an important trade and defence partner, the US tends to ignore Canada. But that's paradoxically because the two get along so well, as Jordan Michael Smith writes.
The chief executives of four public banks in Iran have been sacked amid widespread criticism of their salaries, the state-run Irna news agency reports.
Facebook has won a long-running legal battle with the Belgian data protection authority over how it tracks non-users.
About 60,000 Syrian refugees stuck in the desert on the Jordanian border have received no aid for more than a week, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says.
A teenage Israeli girl has been stabbed to death in an attack at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.
The EU has opened a new chapter in Turkey's EU membership talks, covering budget contributions to the bloc.
China's central bank is willing to let the yuan fall to 6.8 per dollar in 2016 to support the economy, which would mean the currency matching last year's record decline of 4.5 percent, policy sources said.
Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 42 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, a Turkish government official said on Thursday.
A grizzly bear has attacked and killed a cyclist just outside the Glacier National Park in the northern US state of Montana, police say.
Palestinians in Gaza are sharply divided over the reconciliatory deal signed between Israel and Turkey on Tuesday.
European Union leaders have warned that the UK must honour the principle of free movement of people if it wants to retain access to the single market after it leaves the bloc.
US-backed Syrian rebels say they are closing in on a town on the border with Iraq held by so-called Islamic State.
Wall Street was sharply higher on Wednesday, with the three major indexes recovering about half the losses suffered in the aftermath of Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union.
As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge.
Republican Donald Trump has repeated calls for the return of waterboarding against Islamic State militants, saying: "I like it a lot."
Turkey is observing a national day of mourning after a gun and suicide bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport killed 41 people, including 13 foreign nationals.
The leaders of Turkey and Russia have spoken for the first time since the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey sparked a diplomatic crisis.
South Korea, the US and Japan have conducted their first joint missile-tracking drill, in the waters off the US state of Hawaii.
Stock markets in Asia have started the day with more gains, continuing the positive lead set by the US and Europe.
In May, under pressure from the news media, Donald Trump made good on a pledge he made four months earlier: He gave $1 million to a nonprofit group helping veterans’ families.
Supporters of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump are more likely to describe African Americans as "criminal," "unintelligent," "lazy" and "violent" than voters who backed some Republican rivals in the primaries or who support Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.
Israeli authorities have closed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem to Jews and other non-Muslim visitors until the end of Ramadan, after two days of clashes between worshippers and Israeli police.
Lebanon's army has detained more than 100 Syrians for entering the country illegally following a series of suicide bombings in a border village.
Travellers seeking visa waiver entry to the US may soon be asked to list their social media profiles - if a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal is enacted.
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Volkswagen car drivers in the US affected by its emissions scandal are due to get up to $10,000 (£7,500) after the firm agreed a deal with regulators.
David Cameron is to meet European Union leaders for the first time since the UK voted to leave.
Harassment against US diplomats by Russian security and intelligence services is on the rise, US officials say.
Microsoft has agreed to pay a Californian woman $10,000 (£7,500) after an automatic Windows 10 update left her computer unusable.
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German carmaker Volkswagen has reportedly reached a $15bn (£11.3bn) settlement with US car owners after admitting it cheated emission tests.
When President Alyaksandr Lukashenka urged Belarusians "to get undressed and work till you sweat", there was every reason for his passionate appeal.
A prosecutor in Michigan is considering whether the squawkings of a foul-mouthed parrot may be used as evidence in a murder trial.
An Indian student has been sent to jail for cheating after she failed a retest.
The Paris prosecutor has opened a manslaughter investigation into last month's EgyptAir plane crash.
TransCanada, the company behind the disputed Keystone XL pipeline project, has filed a formal request to sue the US government for damages.
The US Supreme Court has overturned a conviction against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on public corruption charges.
The European Union will not hold informal talks with the UK until it triggers Article 50 to leave, Germany, France and Italy have insisted.
The US Supreme Court has struck down a 2013 Texas abortion law that imposed restrictive regulations on the procedure.
More than two months after Prince's death, artists are still mourning the loss of one of the music industry's biggest stars.
With a moment of silence followed by the roar of motorcycles, New York City's gay pride parade kicked off Sunday, a celebration of barriers breached and a remembrance of the lives lost in the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Israel and Turkey announced on Monday they would normalize ties after a six-year rupture, a rare rapprochement in the divided Middle East driven by the prospect of lucrative Mediterranean gas deals as well as mutual fears over growing security risks.
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said there can be no talks on Brexit before the UK formally begins the process of leaving the EU.
And while the stresses that the Fed is testing for in this case are imagined, analysts say the results should be reassuring to investors worried about banks' exposure to Brexit, an outcome that took the world and markets by surprise.
A Singapore Airlines plane bound for Milan caught fire shortly after making an emergency landing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have said they are in "full agreement" on how to handle the fallout from the UK's decision to leave the European Union.
Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years.
A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters has reportedly advanced into a strategically important Syrian town held by so-called Islamic State.
West Virginia declared a state of emergency amid the worst flooding in more than a century that killed at least four people and prompted rescues of hundreds of others forced to evacuate swamped homes, officials said on Friday.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could send damaging shockwaves through the bedrock Anglo-American “special relationship,” raising questions about London’s willingness and ability to back U.S.-led efforts in global crises ranging from the Middle East to Ukraine.
US Senator Bernie Sanders has said he will vote for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election.
The Supreme Court has announced it is split on President Barack Obama’s plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants living illegally in the US.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, stung by a meager fundraising haul compared with that of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, predicted on Friday his campaign would draw "staggering" numbers this summer.
Google has said there was a dramatic spike in searches for Irish passport applications as news of the UK's decision to leave the EU broke.
Pope Francis has again described the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman Turkish rule in the First World War as "genocide".
Goldman Sachs is scrapping face-to-face interviews on university campuses in a bid to attract a wider range of talent.
A South African court has refused permission for President Jacob Zuma and prosecutors to appeal against its ruling that he should face corruption charges over a 1999 arms deal worth billions of dollars.
A tornado and hailstorm have killed at least 98 people and injured nearly 800 in the east Chinese province of Jiangsu, according to state media.
A wildfire has destroyed at least 80 buildings and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes in California.
EU leaders have insisted that the UK must move swiftly to negotiate leaving the organisation, saying any delay would prolong uncertainty.
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said it is a "great thing" that the people of the UK have "taken back their country" in voting to leave the EU.
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced new tactics to push young adults without heath insurance and other remaining uninsured people to sign up for Obamacare plans starting this fall.
Companies, trade groups and universities who fear that many important discoveries may no longer qualify for patents are among a broad coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review the cancellation of a patent on a less risky form of prenatal testing.
On a bright day in downtown Kabul, Jagtar Singh Laghmani was in his traditional herb shop when a man turned up, drew a knife and told him to convert to Islam or he would cut his throat. Only bystanders and other shopkeepers saved his life.
Britons were voting on Thursday on whether to stay in the European Union in a referendum that has split the nation and is being nervously watched by financial markets and politicians across the world.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country's latest missile tests show it has "the sure capability to attack US interests".
Nearly 200 refugees fleeing Boko Haram militants have starved to death over the past month in Bama, Nigeria, the medical charity MSF says.
Donald Trump promised a bare-knuckles speech with sweeping attacks on Hillary Clinton, and on Wednesday he delivered it.
On January 20, at the ripe age of 55, Barack Obama will leave the White House, unsure of what comes next.
Paris police authorities said they have banned a planned union demonstration in the capital on Thursday, after previous such marches descended into violence.
Turkey's tightly sealed border with war-torn Syria will be opened for Syrians in Turkey, allowing them to spend the upcoming Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr at home
Israeli troops have mistakenly killed a Palestinian boy while responding with gunfire to stones being thrown at Israeli vehicles in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said.
Activists say at least 18 civilians have been killed in air strikes in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of so-called Islamic State.
The French authorities have expelled controversial Russia fan leader Alexander Shprygin for a second time.
Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican rival Donald Trump has slipped by about five percentage points since mid-June, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday, bringing the race for the White House to within nine points.
The rules regarding flying drones in the United States have been greatly relaxed, paving the way for thousands of businesses to fly legally in the country's airspace.
Testing company Emissions Analytics told the BBC it has measured a significant rise in poisonous gas emissions from a wide range of models as the temperature drops.
Elon Musk on Tuesday sought to build a clean energy powerhouse as his electric car maker, Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O), made an offer to buy his solar installation firm SolarCity Corp (SCTY.O) in a stock deal worth as much as $2.8 billion.
Government-backed forces in Libya have made their largest gains yet into so-called Islamic State (IS) territory in Sirte city since their offensive began in May, officials say.
Two men from California have been found guilty of plotting to provide material support to the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group.
North Korea has test-fired two mid-range ballistic missiles from its eastern coast, says South Korea.
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As the European Union squabbled over refugees, Greek bailouts and austerity in past years, it showed striking unity in another area: its resolve to punish Russia for the annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in eastern Ukraine.
A new supercomputer from China has topped the latest list of the world's most powerful machines.
Legendary investor George Soros has warned of "serious consequences" for British jobs and finances if the country leaves the EU.
At least six Jordanian soldiers have been killed and 14 hurt in a car bomb attack near a makeshift refugee camp on the Syria-Jordan border, officials say.
With its oil economy tanking, Saudi Arabia is searching for new ways to make money
With a flick of her wrist, Dareen Tatour turned a page in her notebook, smoothed the paper and began reading aloud in a slow, steady cadence.
A witness in a trial over a spate of murders of Muslim clerics in Uganda was "beaten and castrated" because he agreed to testify, prosecutors say.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s talks with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev, are not going to be smooth, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
The campaign manager for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is to leave his job.
Bahrain has stripped the Sunni-ruled kingdom's most prominent Shia cleric of his citizenship.
A partial transcript of the calls between police negotiators and the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub has been released.
Wall Street opened sharply higher on Monday, with the S&P and the Dow recovering last week's losses, after polls over the weekend showed an increased possibility of Britain remaining in the European Union.
Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling, in response to a question about whether he supported greater law enforcement scrutiny of Muslim Americans after the Orlando mass shooting.
A suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul has killed at least 14 people and injured several more, authorities said.
Unidentified attackers entered the Velvet Indieground record shop by force in Istanbul's central Firuzağa neighborhood on Friday, shouted at employees and beat fans of Radiohead. President Erdoğan, speaking two days after the incident, condemned the attack and called for common sense and respect.
David Cameron has urged people not to vote in the EU referendum on the basis of what he said were "completely untrue" claims from the Leave campaign.
Campaigners for families of those on board missing flight MH370 have released photographs of personal items that washed up on a Madagascar beach, hoping to identify them.
A Chicago man was shot dead while live-streaming a video of himself on Facebook, police said on Friday.
A former US college football player has been convicted after a jury found that he encouraged teammates to rape an unconscious woman he had been dating.
At least 11 children and an adult died when a storm caught a boating party on Lake Syamozero in northern Russia's Karelia region.
The awkward efforts of Republicans to embrace their party’s standard-bearer Donald Trump looked particularly painful in Congress this week as lawmakers ducked into elevators, dashed away from reporters, ignored questions or, worse, tried to answer them.
Russia carried out air strikes on Thursday in southern Syria against rebels battling Islamic State, including forces backed by the United States, a senior U.S. defense official said, adding Washington would raise the matter with Moscow.
A British member of parliament was shot dead in the street on Thursday, causing deep shock across Britain and the suspension of campaigning for next week's referendum on the country's EU membership.
Discrimination against LGBT people must be tackled at home and abroad, President Obama has said after meeting relatives of Orlando attack victims.
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards killed 12 PJAK terrorists near the Iraqi border in clashes in which three Guards were also killed, an Iranian news agency reported on Thursday.
Volkswagen plans to launch 30 all-electric models to reposition itself as a leader in "green" transport.
“Israel wants to prevent Palestinians from leading a dignified life and uses its control over our water resources to this end; while illegal Israeli settlements enjoy uninterrupted water service, Palestinians are forced to spend great sums of money to buy water that is theirs in the first place,” Hamdallah said in the statement.
The US State Department spokesman said on Tuesday the landmark Iran nuclear deal allows licensing of commercial aircraft sales on a case-by-case basis.
An MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in an attack in her constituency, West Yorkshire Police have said.
Russia has called for a long-term ceasefire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, hours after declaring a two-day pause in the fighting there.
Walt Disney Co has opened the gates to its first theme park in China, prompting a rush from thousands of gathered Mickey Mouse enthusiasts to be the first to storm Treasure Cove, ride the Roaring Rapids or visit Disney's tallest castle.
U.S. investigators have questioned the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the FBI said on Wednesday, and a law enforcement source said she could face criminal charges if there is evidence of any wrongdoing.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) ended a blockade of the Senate floor after nearly 15 hours Thursday, announcing Republican leaders had agreed to hold votes on Democrat-backed measures to expand background checks and prevent suspected terrorists from acquiring guns.
France to deport far-right leader of Russian footballer supporters' association and 19 fans after Marseille violence.
Just two days after Donald Trump implied that President Obama sympathized with terrorists, provoking a backlash that included members of his own party, the presumed Republican presidential nominee declared himself “right,” based on a published report claiming administration “support” for the Islamic State.
“With respect to the wife,” Ronald Hopper, an FBI assistant special agent in charge, said Wednesday, “that is only one of many interviews we’re doing.”
The snatching of a 2-year-old boy by an alligator from a beach at a Disney resort Tuesday night immediately raised questions about the animal’s behavior and the company’s responsibility.
Niger says the bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, have been found in the Sahara Desert near the border with Algeria.
US Democratic senators are conducting a filibuster in an attempt to force a vote on gun control legislation following the shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead.
Police searching for a young boy seized by an alligator at Walt Disney World in Florida have recovered a body.
Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean last month has been found, Egyptian investigators say.
Speed-seekers in Dubai have been found using the emirate's long, straight highways to hold illegal races, reaching speeds of nearly 200mph (300km/h), police say.
Malaysia's first Islamic-compliant airline, Rayani Air, has been barred from flying for breaching regulations.
Sony has unveiled a raft of new games that will be playable in virtual reality on the PS4.
The Philippine president has condemned the "brutal and senseless murder" of a Canadian man by Abu Sayyaf militants.
A man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State (IS) stabbed a French policeman to death before being killed when police stormed a house, in what officials say was a "terrorist act".
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Vigils have been held in Orlando, Florida, and around the world for the victims of Sunday's deadly gun attack on a gay nightclub.
A court in Qatar has handed a suspended sentence to a Dutch woman charged with having sex outside marriage after she told police she had been raped.
The father of a gunman who killed 50 people in an Orlando gay club says he did not know that his son had a "grudge in his heart".
The French government has urged cities hosting Euro 2016 matches to ban alcohol near venues and fan zones.
The ex-wife of a man who opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday has said he was "mentally unstable" and "disturbed".
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At least 12 people have been killed in suicide bomb attacks on a suburb of Damascus which is home to Syria's holiest Shia shrine, state media say.
The man suspected of killing US singer Christina Grimmie apparently came from another city to confront her, police in Florida say.
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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wrote a powerful tribute to the legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who passed away on Friday at the age of 74, saying Muslim nations should take lessons from the champion's struggle as a member of Muslim minority in the United States.
Lenovo has announced two unusual smartphones - a model that uses special cameras to scan its surroundings and a handset with optional snap-on parts.
A Hindu monastery worker has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a string of attacks on secular and minority targets.
A Philadelphia jury has awarded $1.3 million to the estate of a days-old infant who died in 2011 after heart surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital for children.
Tesla Motors Inc said on Friday there was no safety defect in its Model S or Model X, and that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had not opened any investigation or any "preliminary evaluation" on the matter.
A 90-minute power cut disrupted flights at Brussels Airport early on Friday, with passengers unable to check in and board planes.
Emails between U.S. diplomats in Islamabad and State Department officials in Washington about whether to challenge specific U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan are at the center of a criminal probe involving Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
A United States laboratory researcher was back at work after contracting the Zika virus by pricking herself with a needle during an experiment last month, broadcaster ABC News said on Thursday.
French President Francois Hollande has warned against attempts to disrupt Euro 2016 with strike action, on the eve of the football tournament.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in sub-Saharan Africa by giving them chickens.
Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it has killed 60 Ethiopian soldiers in an attack on an African Union base in central Somalia.
Apple Inc announced a series of long-awaited enhancements to its App Store on Wednesday, but the new features may not ease concerns of developers and analysts who say that the App Store model - and the very idea of the single-purpose app - has seen its best days.
More than 22 people were killed and 70 wounded in two separate bombings on Thursday in Baghdad, one targeting a commercial street and the other an army checkpoint, Iraqi police said.
The Israeli military on Thursday revoked permits for 83,000 Palestinians to visit Israel and said it would send hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank after a Palestinian shooting attack that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv.
Russia on Wednesday presented a new medium-range passenger plane which state media said was superior to its Western-made counterparts in many respects and would be snapped up by both Russian and foreign carriers.
Winning over Bernie Sanders supporters who flocked to his insurgent presidential campaign will be the first and possibly toughest order of business for Hillary Clinton after she became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee this week.
Thailand is marking 70 years since King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning living monarch, ascended to the throne.
Two Palestinian gunmen killed four people and wounded six others after opening fire at a popular open-air shopping and restaurant area of central Tel Aviv, Israeli authorities say.
Towering slabs of granite and a wall of gold stars are part of Washington's World War II memorial, commemorating the US soldiers who lost their lives in that conflict. It is a suitably imposing tribute to a decisive intervention that sealed America's status as a 'superpower.'
If you sell an app, subscription or other product through the App Store, Apple gets 30% of the money.
The French government has released a mobile phone app to alert the public in the event of a terrorist attack.
The PKK terror group on Thursday claimed responsibility for Wednesday's car bomb attack on a police station in the southeastern town of Midyat that killed six people, including three civilians, according to a statement on its website.
At least 15 people are reported to have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of air strikes on rebel-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Senator Barbara Boxer on Tuesday decried a California judge's decision to sentence a college athlete to just six months in jail for sexual assault, while signatures on an online petition calling for the jurist's ouster passed 400,000.
Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) has hired boutique investment bank Black Stone IP LLC to sell about 3,000 of the internet company's patents, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Tesla Motors is working exclusively with Panasonic Corp to supply batteries for the Model 3, its first mass-market car, the U.S. automaker's chief executive said on Wednesday, sending Panasonic shares higher.
A car bomb attack hit a police station in the southeastern Turkish province of Mardin on Wednesday, wounding many people, security sources said, a day after 11 people were killed in a bombing in Istanbul.
US President Barack Obama is to miss the memorial to boxer Muhammad Ali on Friday because it clashes with his daughter's high school graduation.
An EgyptAir plane flying from Cairo to Beijing has been forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan due to a bomb threat, Uzbekistan Airways says.
Hillary Clinton has thanked her supporters for helping her reach a historic moment for women - the US Democratic nomination for president.
A leading Nigerian doctor has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of reneging on a promise to end "medical tourism" by seeking treatment in the UK.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been taken to hospital with a heart problem, according to a spokeswoman for his party.
Non-EU migrants illegally entering an EU state in the Schengen zone should not face detention on those grounds, says the European Court of Justice.
Poland is about to host the largest multinational military exercises on its territory in more than a decade. The “Anakonda-16” exercises, involving 31,000 troops from more than 20 countries, are intended to showcase the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s unity and speed one month before the alliance’s summit in Warsaw.
Turkey would have to suspend its agreement with the European Union to stem the flow of migrants into the bloc if there is no deal to grant visa-free travel to Turks, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Tuesday.
Playboy Enterprises put the mansion up for sale as part of a change in corporate strategy forced by the rise of free online porn.
Most people who buy Obamacare plans have no idea what the terms "on-exchange" or "off-exchange" mean. But their pocketbooks apparently do.
A Japanese boy who was lost for six days in dense forests after his parents left him behind has been discharged from hospital.
Five people have been injured by a blast which targeted a police bus in central Istanbul, Turkish media say.
Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the Associated Press, emerging from a long and bruising primary season to become the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House.
T-Mobile wants its customers to have a stake in the company’s future — literally. So it’s offering existing subscribers a free share of its stock and additional shares to any customer, new or old, who draws fresh converts from competing wireless networks.
Hours before the Federal Reserve Bank of New York approved four fraudulent requests to send $81 million from a Bangladesh Bank account to cyber thieves, the Fed branch blocked those same requests because they lacked information required to transfer money, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry on Monday reported 32 cases of ceasefire violations by Armenia over the past 24 hours.
On 23 September 1952, vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon gave a speech laying out "everything I have earned, everything I have spent and everything I own".
Islamic State fighters have been fleeing the Syrian city of Manbij with their families as U.S.-backed groups advance to within 6 km (4 miles) in an attack that has killed more than 150 jihadists, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed forces said.
Nairobi's police chief has warned opposition supporters not to take part in Monday's protest in the Kenyan capital "if you value your life".
The US Treasury Secretary has urged China to reduce its excess steel capacity, which he says is distorting global markets.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said a woman who rejects motherhood is "deficient" and "incomplete", urging women to have at least three children.
At least three people have been killed and nine injured in a train crash in the Belgian town of Hermalle-sous-Huy, near Liege, reports say.
Wall Street closed slightly higher on Thursday as fresh data gave a rosier view of the economy and further gains for healthcare shares countered declines in energy names.
Asian shares rose on Monday and the dollar dragged itself off its lowest levels in nearly a month after U.S. nonfarm payrolls showed the slowest job growth in more than five years, quashing expectations for a near-term U.S. interest rate hike.
The U.S. Navy slapped a drinking ban on sailors stationed in Japan on Monday and halted off base liberty after police arrested a U.S. sailor on the southern island of Okinawa on suspicion of drunk driving following a car crash that injured two people.
A veteran American photojournalist and a translator working for NPR were killed while accompanying Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, NPR and military officials said.
If Hillary Clinton ends up losing California to Bernie Sanders, it will be because of voters like Nallely Perez.
The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had Parkinson's disease for 32 years, died aged 74 from "septic shock due to unspecified natural causes" according to his family.
After the successful implementation of the Minsk Agreements, some sanctions will be lifted from Russia, US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said on Friday.
A bomb has exploded near a mosque in a Syrian coastal city, killing and wounding several people
Israel ended its last military operation in Gaza almost two years ago. But among some Israeli military officials, national security experts, and activists here, there is a palpable sense that another war is imminent, and that soon Hamas rockets will again be raining down on Israeli cities, prompting a crushing military response on the beleaguered, 25-mile long strip.
Floodwaters in Paris are forecast to peak on Friday with the River Seine due to reach 6m (19ft) above its normal level.
After spending several billion dollars attempting to reform public education over nearly 20 years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is saying that, oops, the job is harder than its leaders had thought.
A boy missing in remote woods in Japan since Saturday after being left alone by his parents as punishment has been found alive and well.
Asian shares advanced on Friday as traders awaited U.S. jobs data later in the day, with subdued activity in many markets underscoring investor wariness over rising prospects of a near-term Federal Reserve rate hike.
Hillary Clinton has called Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump "dangerously incoherent".
There was a marked fall in the number of terror attacks around the world in 2015, the US State Department has said.
In 2015, the Federal Antimonopoly Service ruled that Google Inc. and Google Ireland Ltd. had breached the competition protection law under the complaint of the Russian Internet company Yandex
An exhibition displaying photographs of a mosque set ablaze twice by PKK was inaugurated in southeastern Diyarbakır province on Wednesday.
Fresh problems for “Obamacare”: The largest health insurer in Texas wants to raise its rates on individual policies by an average of nearly 60 percent, a new sign that President Barack Obama’s overhaul hasn’t solved the problem of price spikes.
U.S. auto buyers are tapping the brakes.
They met at a marina on the south shore of Long Island where they both kept their fishing boats. Soon, according to federal prosecutors, the Wall Street executive and plumber were spending every Saturday together fishing, playing pool or watching sports.
Saudi Arabia promised on Thursday not to shock the oil markets as OPEC headed into a heated debate about production policy, with Iran insisting on the right to raise output steeply.
The German parliament has approved a resolution declaring that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a "genocide".
Wildlife authorities in Thailand have said they will press charges against a Buddhist temple where the bodies of 40 dead tiger cubs were found.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reacted angrily after a leading golf tournament was moved from one of his courses to Mexico.
The US, UK and France have urged the UN to begin air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged areas in Syria.
Natan Meir sat on the couch, his teenage daughter curled beside him, wrapped in a blanket, though the day was warm.
Asian imports of Iranian oil in April rose by more than 13 percent from a year ago as Tehran vies to recoup market share lost under international sanctions, with shipments into India and South Korea offsetting a big slump in purchases by Japan.
The former head of Israel's intelligence agency Mossad defends the country's treatment of al-Nusra Front fighters on the Syrian border.
Tenants in Utah were asked to sign a new lease agreement requiring them to "friend" and "like" their apartment complex on Facebook.
California Governor Jerry Brown is endorsing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for president.
Signals likely to have come from the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month have been detected, Egyptian investigators say.
Forty dead tiger cubs have been found in a freezer at a Thai Buddhist temple accused of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.
Russia's FSB security service said on Wednesday it had helped arrest members of what it said was an organized criminal group of hackers who stole 1.7 billion roubles ($25.42 million) from the accounts of Russian financial institutions.
Thousands of U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are launching an offensive to capture from Islamic State a crucial swathe of northern Syria known as the Manbij pocket following weeks of quiet preparations, U.S. officials disclosed to Reuters.
World shares started the new month on the back foot on Wednesday as sliding oil prices hurt energy-related shares and a raft of disappointing economic data dampened demand for riskier assets.
Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners underpriced their 2013 $24.9 billion buyout of Dell Inc by about 22 percent and may have to pay tens of millions to investors who opposed the deal for the computer maker, a Delaware judge ruled on Tuesday.
North Korean state media has hailed US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a "wise politician" who could be good for the North.
The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.
A Chinese teenager has been found hiding in the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger jet that had flown from Shanghai to Dubai.
U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April and inflation rose steadily, more signs of an acceleration in economic growth that could persuade the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again as early as June.
Turkey's conflict with Kurdish militants, said to have killed more than 5,000 people since July, has also destroyed at least 6,000 buildings that will cost approaching 1 billion lira ($340 million) to rebuild, according to a government estimate.
A vegan cafe in Tbilisi has appealed for public solidarity after being invaded by alleged ultra-nationalists wielding grilled meat and sausages.
Volkswagen profit has tumbled 20% in the first three months of 2016 as it continues to grapple with fallout from the diesel emissions scandal.
North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say.
The trial of Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi on tax fraud charges has begun in Spain.
At least 23 people have been killed by air strikes on the rebel-held city of Idlib, in north-western Syria, activists say.
Poland's justice minister says he will appeal against a decision not to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the US for statutory rape.
Adding another unanticipated sidebar to this topsy-turvy election, Kenneth Starr has lavished praise on Bill Clinton, citing his "genuine empathy for human beings", calling him "the most gifted politician of the baby boomer generation" and commending his post-presidential philanthropy, which he noted was Carteresque in its benevolence.
Militants from the so-called Islamic State have launched a dawn counter-attack as Iraqi government troops push into the city of Falluja.
Servicemen from the U.S.-led coalition were seen near the front line of a new offensive in northern Iraq launched on Sunday by Kurdish peshmerga forces that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State east of their Mosul stronghold.
Noble Group's (NOBG.SI) CEO Yusuf Alireza quit on Monday, a surprise move that comes just weeks after he secured crucial financing for Asia's biggest commodity trader and raises questions about its future strategy.
A judge, called a "hater" by Donald Trump for his handling of a lawsuit related to the businessman's Trump University real estate school, has unsealed documents related to the case.
Chad's ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at his war crimes trial in Senegal.
The latest official figures show that the number of foreign visitors to Turkey fell by 28 percent in April in what appears to be a result of tensions with Russia and security concerns after a wave of bombings.
Turkish and US-led coalition airstrikes killed 104 Islamic State militants in retaliation for the latest attack on a Turkish border province, Turkish media reported on Saturday, citing military sources.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting the monasteries at Mount Athos, in northern Greece, one of Orthodox Christianity's holiest sites.
American drivers take to the roads this holiday weekend enjoying the lowest fuel prices for a decade.
Eleven people, most of them children, have been struck by lightning in a Paris park, with six of them seriously injured, officials say.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected a call to move or postpone this summer's Rio Olympic Games over the Zika outbreak.
China's richest man has opened a massive entertainment complex to compete with US giant Disney.
A vintage World War Two aircraft has crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.
Cameroonian inventor Arthur Zang has won a £25,000 ($37,000) prize for his device that does heart examinations.
Iran has stayed within the limits of a nuclear deal it reached with world powers last year on its stockpiles of uranium and heavy water, two chemicals that could be used for atomic bombs, the U.N. nuclear agency said on Friday.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered his ministers to draft proposals to extend Moscow's food import ban until the end of 2017.
French President Francois Hollande insists he will not back down over labour market reforms as trade unions threaten to escalate their protests.
Israel on Monday resumed deliveries to the Gaza Strip of cement for home reconstruction by private individuals, ending a 45-day-old ban it imposed after it accused the Palestinian enclave's Hamas rulers of seizing some of the stock.
Five people convicted over the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, have been given life sentences.
Saudi Arabia's state oil giant Aramco discovered new oil and gas fields last year and the kingdom is committed to continue investing in its energy sector to meet future demand, its new energy minister said.
Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said.
U.S. economic growth slowed in the first quarter although not as sharply as initially thought, amid a surge in spending on home building and a steady increase in inventory investment by businesses.
At a stroke, the U.S. and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea.
A top cyber-security firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months.
Barack Obama is set to arrive in Hiroshima and become the first serving US president to visit the Japanese city since the 1945 nuclear bombing.
Iran is willing to cooperate with Oman in developing oil and gas projects, said the Managing Director of Iran Ship Building and Offshore Industries Complex Co. (ISOICO) on Wednesday.
Burj Al Arab, one of the world's most luxurious hotel, has won the ‘Best Hotel in the World’ and ‘Best Hotel in the Middle East’ awards at the Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards, as voted by the readers of the UK edition of Ultratravel, the Daily Telegraph's travel pages.
Russia’s Krasnye Barrikady said on Thursday that it had won a contract worth $1 billion from Iran to construct five offshore drilling rigs for the country.
The Syrian affiliate of the PKK terrorist organization, the Democratic Union Party's (PYD) armed wings the People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Women's Protection Units (YPJ) started an all-out offensive against Daesh on Wednesday, this time targeting the very heart of the group: their de facto capital Raqqa.
Moscow hopes for closer cooperation with Washington on coordinating steps on liberating Syria’s Raqqah, Russian presidential
Their names are Ted and James, and they look like the kinds of men you might bump into on the streets of Richmond, Va., where their father was born.
America’s nuclear arsenal depends on a surprising relic of the 1970s that few of us may recall: the humble floppy disk.
A fresh string of attacks by Donald Trump this week on rivals in the GOP establishment — including one delivered against a prominent Latina governor in her home state — raised new doubts about his ability or desire to unite the party’s badly fractured leadership.
US President Barack Obama has said that international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by the Republican White House contender, Donald Trump.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have leased a spectacular 8,200 square-foot home in one of DC's most elegant neighborhoods as their first post-White House dwelling.
Eleven US states have filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's recent efforts to expand the rights of transgender students.
The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and floppy disks, a government report has revealed.
Workers at French nuclear power stations are due to down tools amid growing industrial action over controversial labour reforms.
Film star Johnny Depp and his actress wife Amber Heard are to divorce, US court documents have revealed.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has taken world leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site, as the Group of Seven (G7) summit begins in the country.
The price of oil has gone above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 as supply disruptions and increased global demand continue to fuel a recovery.
Six Turkish soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in a PKK terror attack on Tuesday in the district of Çaldıran in eastern Van province.
A Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia since 2014 has made a triumphant return home following a prisoner swap that saw her traded for two Russians.
An Iranian industrial company will, for the first time, build five offshore drilling rigs in cooperation with a Russian firm.
Citing a raft of deep systemic failures, human rights group B'Tselem has announced that it will no longer cooperate with Israel's military law enforcement system.
Somalia's president has called for "a better way" to bring home refugees from his country, with Kenya insisting that it will go ahead with its plan to close the world's largest refugee camp.
Microsoft has announced plans to cut up to 1,850 jobs as part of efforts to scale back its smartphone business.
Greece has agreed a deal to unlock a further 10.3bn euros ($11.5bn; £7.8bn) in loans from its international creditors, after talks in Brussels.
Demonstrators outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico have set fire to campaign merchandise and clashed with police.
An article on Chinese state media that said Taiwan's new leader Tsai Ing-wen has an "extremist style" because she is unmarried has prompted outrage online.
For the first time in this long election campaign, Republican Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls.
Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow.
A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from land north of Raqqa.
The US justice department is seeking the death penalty in the case of the Charleston church shooting which claimed nine lives last year.
The Afghan Taliban have announced a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.
Today is a historic day for Georgia.
Swiss financial regulators have opened criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to corruption allegations against Malaysia's 1MDB fund.
Turkey's parliament will block a deal reached with the EU on migrants if Turks do not gain visa-free access to the bloc, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned.
Thousands of stranded migrants are being evacuated from the makeshift Idomeni camp on Greece's northern border with Macedonia.
Susannah Fox, the chief technology officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, was the entrepreneur-in-residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and also served as the associate director of the Internet Project at the Pew Research Center.
US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have sharpened their attacks as they both turn their attention to the general election.
French finance officials have raided the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a tax fraud investigation.
New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS).
More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam war, dozens of ageing former American soldiers have gone back to the country to live. Some had difficulty adapting to civilian life in the US. Others have gone back in the hope of atoning for wrongs they believe were committed during the war.
Deep in the heart of Hanoi, US President Barack Obama sat down for a $6 meal with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on Tuesday. The chef, known for his love of adventurous street food, described the date in a series of tweets and an Instagram post.
Twitter is overhauling some of its rules to try to make itself simpler to use and more attractive to newcomers.
Russia has resumed selling its government bonds on the international market, issuing its first Eurobonds earlier on Monday, a banking source told RIA Novosti on Monday.
The Sawab Center, a joint UAE-US initiative to combat Daesh propaganda on social media, announced the launch of its presence on Facebook, opening a new front in the battle to confront the spread of extremism online.
Iran, India and Afghanistan sign a key trilateral deal, known as the Chabahar agreement, to establish a strategic transit and transport route connecting the three countries.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel came to a mutual agreement on Monday during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, for Turkey to continue its negotations with EU institutions for visa-free travel, according to presidential sources.
Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria's presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU's first far-right head of state.
Facebook has apologised after refusing to run an advert featuring plus-sized model Tess Holliday wearing a bikini.
A military affairs commentator interrupts his broadcast to deliver a monologue: I'm alarmed by what's happening in Israel, he says, I think my children should leave.
South Africa's prosecution says it will appeal against a court ruling that it should reconsider corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.
Hundreds of world leaders have gathered in Istanbul for the opening of the first World Humanitarian Summit, organised by the United Nations.
In January, Dr. Maura McLaughlin started a new type of primary care practice in central Virginia. Instead of getting payments from insurance companies for each appointment, her patients pay her directly, and get unlimited visits for a fixed monthly fee.
Donald Trump has cleared every electoral hurdle before him in this presidential race. He went from 1 percent, literally, to the top of the polls. He beat 16 other people for the Republican nomination.
In this year of deep political splits and bad manners, who would have predicted that our great national-education debate has reached such a friendly, we-can-all-get-along moment?
About 30 climbers have suffered frostbite or become ill on Mount Everest after three others died, apparently from altitude sickness.
At least 40 army recruits have been killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Yemeni city of Aden, officials say.
German drugs giant Bayer has made a $62bn (£43bn) offer for Monsanto, in a deal that would create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.
President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy.
At least 78 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in two government strongholds on Syria's Mediterranean coast, state media say.
Greek judges have ruled that a Syrian asylum seeker should not be sent back to Turkey because it is not safe.
Families of victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are suing Russia and its President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights.
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon has resigned, warning that Israel has been taken over by "dangerous and extreme elements".
The Secret Service has shot an armed man outside the White House, according to US officials.
President Barack Obama has criticised the US Congress for failing to back his request for a $1.9bn (£1.25bn) fund to combat the spreading Zika virus.
DNA tests have confirmed that three man-eating Nile crocodiles have been found living in Florida's swamps.
The Federal Reserve will soon take up prudential standards and liquidity requirements for insurance companies deemed "too big to fail" that are intended to head off risks to financial stability, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo said in a speech to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on Friday.
Donald Trump's 'isolationist' foreign policy pronouncements are feeding insecurity in some Asian nations fearful of China's growing power, and risk emboldening nationalists and authoritarians in the region.
U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday as investors digested the possibility of a June rate hike, a day after the S&P 500 fell to its lowest in two months.
Japan and the United States are presenting U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as an affirmation of a strong alliance and a step towards world denuclearization, but critics see selective amnesia and paradoxes on nuclear policy.
Russia has proposed to the Unites States and the U.S.-led coalition that they begin on May 25 joint air strikes in Syria, targeting the Nusra Front and other rebels who are not observing the ceasefire, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday
The dollar cruised to its third straight week of gains on Friday and stocks and commodity markets showed signs that they too might be able to handle another U.S. interest rate hike in the coming months.
The Turkish parliament has approved a controversial bill that will strip MPs of their immunity from prosecution.
When thousands of mourners gathered in the southern suburbs of Beirut last week to bury top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine, who was killed in Syria, they repeatedly chanted "Death to al Saud".
A second schoolgirl from the more than 200 seized in the Nigerian town of Chibok has been found, the army says.
Less than seven hours after a midnight landing in India, Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted in a famous Hindu temple in Mumbai on Wednesday.
US car-hailing company Uber has joined the race for driverless car technology, confirming it is testing a vehicle on the streets of Pittsburgh.
San Francisco's Police Chief Greg Suhr has stepped down hours after a police officer shot and killed a young black woman driving a suspected stolen car.
Morley Safer, who retired from CBS News just days ago, has died at age 84 after a 61-year career in journalism.
Wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found near Greek island of Karpathos, Egyptian aviation officials have confirmed.
A man has been arrested in the grounds of Buckingham Palace after scaling a perimeter wall, police have said.
A government air strike on a rebel-held town in central Syria has killed at least 12 members of the same family, activists and a monitoring group say.
German drug and chemicals-maker Bayer has made a takeover bid for agricultural giant Monsanto in a deal that could create the world's biggest supplier of seeds and pesticides.
The ruling AK Party in Turkey has picked Binali Yildirim as candidate for leader, a fortnight after a reported dispute with the president prompted the prime minister to quit.
The children released their own statement from Colorado ski country.
Business has boomed in Donald Trump’s financial empire during the time he has run for president, according to an analysis of his federal disclosure forms.
The handgun used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 has been sold in a private auction, according to the website that hosted the sale.
A majority of people (80%) would accept refugees in their country, with many even ready to take them into their own home, a global survey suggests.
Two Chinese fighters have carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a US military aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon says.
A B-52 bomber has crashed shortly after take-off at a US base in Guam, the US Air Force says.
For the last five years in North Carolina, conservatives have dictated education (and every other policy) at the state level — and for students and teachers, the result has been a mess.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton should apologize to the Poles for having said they think “democracy is too much trouble” and want to have an “authoritarian dictatorship,” Poland’s prime minister said Wednesday.
After years of discussion, the House is set to vote Wednesday on the continued relevance of a war authorization the Obama administration relies on to legally justify the war against the Islamic State.
Sami al-Janazareh vowed to continue his strike if the Israeli court extends his administrative detention.
The US has raised its import duties on Chinese steelmakers by more than fivefold after accusing them of selling their products below market prices.
Nigeria's main trade union federation says it will press ahead with a general strike on Wednesday, despite a court injunction against the action.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will extend an olive branch to several high profile conservative figures in US politics on Wednesday.
Shares of Japanese car maker Suzuki Motor have tumbled by as much as 15% on reports it may have conducted improper fuel economy testing.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is willing to meet the North Korean leader to discuss Pyongyang's nuclear programme.
In an attack reflecting rising political violence in Russia, pro-Kremlin activists on Tuesday beat members of an opposition advocacy group led by a prominent whistleblower, injuring six people and leaving one hospitalized.
World powers have agreed to try to turn the crumbling partial truce in Syria into a more comprehensive ceasefire.
US consumer prices rose at their fastest pace in three years in April as energy prices climbed, figures show.
Shahbaz Taseer, the son of a Pakistani politician, has spoken out about his four years in captivity.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a long history of involvement in African affairs, so Sunday's reports that the 1962 arrest of Nelson Mandela came following a CIA tip-off don't come as a huge surprise.
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has been found after being missing for more than a day, say police near Chicago.
Over the weekend, for example, Sanders supporters in Nevada put up a fight to win a small delegate edge at the chaotic state convention, perhaps foreshadowing a similar battle at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.
Apple's unprecedented decision to throw $1 billion into a Chinese ride-hailing firm last week may seem like a head-scratcher. Why cars? And why not invest that money here in the United States?
Optimism in short supply at meeting of International Syria Support Group, which hopes to patch up partial ceasefire agreement
Tight security is in place in Hong Kong for the visit of the most senior official from Beijing since the pro-democracy protests of 2014.
Hundreds of Canadian oil workers have been ordered to evacuate camps near the fire-hit town of Fort McMurray as a resurgent wildfire heads towards them.
China's ICBC Standard Bank, the world's biggest bank by assets, has agreed to buy a massive vault in London.
Europe’s security chief Federica Mogherini is meeting the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan, to discuss the settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh, a source at one of the delegations told TASS.
At least eight people have been arrested in Iran in a crackdown on women posing for fashion photos online without a headscarf, Iranian media report.
The effects of growing income inequality continue to ripple through the American economy as every sector from retailers to automakers try to figure out how to appeal to an increasingly bifurcated consumer base — the rich, the poor, and a shrinking middle class.
A shorthanded Supreme Court declined Monday to decide challenges to an Affordable Care Act requirement about providing contraceptive coverage, saying that there was a possibility of compromise between religious objectors and the government.
Iran has arrested eight people working for online modelling agencies deemed to be "un-Islamic", the prosecutor of Tehran's cybercrimes court has said.
Former MI6 head Richard Dearlove has said Europe faces a "populist uprising" if it is unable to show its citizens it can control the migrant crisis.
Downing Street has said David Cameron stands by his criticism of Donald Trump but will work with whoever is elected US president.
The US and other world powers have said they are ready to arm Libya's UN-backed unity government to help it fight the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group.
A four-year-old has killed herself using her grandmother's gun, the latest in a string of shootings that involve young children. Are these incidents on the rise?
Oil prices jumped over 2 percent on Monday to their highest since October 2015 on growing Nigerian oil output disruptions and after long-time bear Goldman Sachs said the market had ended almost two years of oversupply and flipped to a deficit.
Turkish and U.S.-led coalition forces struck Islamic State targets north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing 27 fighters, state-run Anadolu Agency and other media reported.
The Islamic State (IS) group has staged a suicide attack on a gas factory near Baghdad in which 14 people were killed and 20 wounded, Iraqi officials say.
A bomb blast in the Istanbul district of Maltepe wounded four people overnight, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Monday.
The Nigerian army said on Monday it had arrested members of a militant group which has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks on pipelines in the restive Delta region.
Buoyant Japanese stocks led Asian stocks to modest gains on Monday, helping to offset some of the gloom from soft Chinese data, while the dollar firmed against the euro and yen after receiving a boost from upbeat U.S. indicators.
The 50th anniversary of the start of the Cultural Revolution, which plunged China into a decade of chaos, has been met with silence in state media.
The UN high commissioner for refugees has warned that asylum seekers have become a global phenomenon that requires a global response.
Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Saturday Iran has attracted over $3 billion of direct foreign investment after Tehran struck a nuclear agreement, also known as JCPOA, with world powers last year.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's younger daughter Sümeyye married Selçuk Bayraktar
Regional and Western powers meet to agree on closer military cooperation as UN security council asks for new strategy.
At least 20 pro-government troops killed after ISIL fighters overrun clinic as it advances in the eastern city.
Armenian immigrants look for a better life in Turkey
Qalqilya, occupied West Bank - Khalid Yasin, 25, graduated at the top of his class in high school, but no university would accept him.
Domenico Scala, Fifa's head of auditing and compliance, has resigned in protest at reforms at the governing body of world football.
A Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan, Russia's foreign ministry says.
Well-known Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori has been arrested after a woman said he had forcibly removed eggs from her at his clinic.
Two people have been killed in a mass brawl at a Moscow cemetery, apparently in a dispute about jobs, police say.
Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.
Belgian police have warned citizens not to use Facebook’s new Reactions, to protect their privacy.
A new metro line in Rio de Janeiro promised for the 2016 Olympics will open just days before the event and will not open to the public until after the Games, officials have said.
A people-carrying pod designed to levitate and travel at extremely high speeds has been unveiled in Boston.
A group of 10 asylum seekers from Italy has arrived in Switzerland under the European Union’s refugee relocation programme. They are part of a pilot group of 30 individuals of the 1,500 the country is willing to host.
Hezbollah's top military commander in Syria, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, was killed in artillery fire by jihadists, the Lebanese group says.
US retail sales saw their biggest rise for more than a year in April, largely because of a surge in car sales.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has denied masquerading as a spokesman for himself in the 1990s after an audio tape was published.
It has emerged that the largest US pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, recently took steps to prevent its drugs being used in lethal injections
The US Secret Service has launched an investigation after Donald Trump's former butler called for the death of President Barack Obama.
The Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal opened in 2006 - the same year that Twitter launched.
Audi is introducing technology that will allow its cars to communicate with traffic lights, the manufacturer has announced.
Germany's domestic intelligence agency has accused Russia of being behind a series of cyber attacks on German state computer systems.
The International Monetary Fund chief has said a vote by the UK to leave the European Union would have "pretty bad, to very, very bad" consequences.
Russia is the bookies' favourite to win this year's Eurovision song contest, and one reason for this is that it has spared no expense to produce an expertly staged performance. Winning Eurovision seems to have become a national priority, but why?
Syrian government forces have blocked what would have been the first aid convoy to a besieged Damascus suburb for more than three years.
France has opened an investigation into the suicide of a 19-year-old woman who broadcast her death on the video-streaming app, Periscope.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said the company is investigating claims it censored news reports with conservative viewpoints.
A cyber-attack, similar to one that saw $81m (£56m) stolen from Bangladesh's central bank, has hit a second bank.
The US Navy has demoted the commander of 10 US sailors who in January entered Iranian territorial waters and were briefly detained.
The Obama administration has told schools to allow transgender pupils to use the toilets that match their chosen gender identity.
The oldest known person in the world has died in New York aged 116.
Former gold miners in South Africa can go ahead with a class action against mining companies over health damage allegedly caused by their work, a court in Johannesburg has ruled.
Apple has invested $1bn (£693m) in Didi Chuxing, the car-hailing app that has a greater market share than US rival Uber in China.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Paris St-Germain at the end of the season.
North Korea has released a new set of photos of Kim Jong-un and party and military leaders.
News has travelled the world that an organised gang based in Ghana ran a fake embassy selling real US visas for $6,000 (£4,700) for "about a decade".
South Korean lawmakers are questioning leaders of the country's biggest businesses in a rare televised hearing as part of a huge corruption inquiry.
There were more records broken on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes edging to new highs.
Austria's far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer has said he would push for a referendum on EU membership, if the EU became more centralised after Brexit.