The attack on Thursday night follows Al Shabab's brief takeover of a mosque in the area, which borders Somalia, the base for the militant group.
North Korean defense minister Hyon Yong-chol was killed in front of hundreds of spectators for a variety of offenses, according to South Korea's spy agency. He was the fourth defense minister in 2-1/2 years.
'Two soldiers of the caliphate' attacked the Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, Islamic State said. But officials say the IS role more likely was inspirational.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo agreed to stay the execution of a Filipina, but eight others, mostly foreigners, were executed by firing squad in the early hours of Wednesday.
The question has dogged France since the 1994 mass slaughter. President François Hollande announced Tuesday that the country will declassify official documents that could finally shed light on its role at the time.
With Saudi-led airstrikes in their seventh day, dozens of civilians were reported killed at a dairy factory where Yemen's Houthi rebels are suspected of storing weapons.
A video made by high school seniors in Mexico City has become an embarrassment for their school and reminded Mexicans of how the high and mighty act.
There were conflicting reports of whether President Hadi had fled his temporary capital in Aden after Shiite Houthi fighters took over Yemen's largest airbase, just 35 miles away.
The storm killed at least 24 people and has left over 3,300 homeless in the South Pacific nation. Officials say the country's early warning system helped it avoid a more sweeping death toll.
The Islamic State group has released a new video that claims to show a child killing an alleged 'Israeli spy.' The group had accused the captive Israeli Arab, Mohamed Musallam, of spying for Mossad.
Two recent arrests of drug kingpins were welcomed by embattled President Enrique Peña Nieto. But Mexico's history is of allowing drug empires to survive the deaths of their leaders.
Kiev says that rebels have blocked rescue workers from reaching the mine, where dozens are feared dead.
The director of Birdman hid a piece of Mexico City in New York's Times Square during the filming.
Pope Francis today approved the beatification of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, murdered in 1980. In the lead-up to March national elections, politicians from opposing parties are drumming up memories - good and bad - of Romero.