The attack began shortly after midnight and targeted an agricultural college in northeastern Nigeria. The attack is believed to be linked to Boko Haram, a terrorist group opposed to Western education and seeking to set up an Islamist state.
Miss Philippines is US-born contestant Megan Young, a 23-year-old studying digital film. Miss Philippines moved to the Philippines when she was 10 years old. The Miss World beauty contest was the subject of radical Islamist protests.
Gambia president targets gays in UN speech. Gambia president Yahya Jammeh said "we Muslims and Africans will fight to end this behavior." A 2011 U.N. study found that more than 76 countries criminalize gay and lesbian relations.
President Hassan Rouhani returned to Iran Saturday mostly to appreciation. But a few protesters pelted Rouhani's limousine with eggs and stones in anger over his direct contact with Obama, the first between Iranian and U.S. presidents for 34 years.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor appealed his conviction on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including terrorism, murder, rape and using child soldiers. An international war crimes court upheld the conviction.
A team of international investigators is working to ascertain the identities of the attackers in a four-day-long siege at a shopping center in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend. It is unclear at this point whether women were among the assailants.
Dozens of people were dead and others buried in rubble on Tuesday following four days of fighting in a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. While the country mourns the dead, investigators continue their work to identify the attackers.
After 150 days at sea, twenty-eight-year old Sarah Outen became the first woman to complete a solo row from Japan to Alaska. The trip was part of Ms. Outen's plan to global trek by ocean rowing shell, kayak, and bike.
After wide speculation that President Obama would shake hands with Iran's President Hasan Rouhani, the two leaders did not end having a private meeting at the UN General Assembly. Instead, Mr. Rouhani met with French President Francois Hollande.
Pakistan earthquake: A strong earthquake struck in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 30 people and destroying 30 percent of homes in the area. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake was felt as far away as New Delhi.