Supporters of President Pierre Nkurunziza are contesting control of the state broadcasting building and the airport, one day after an army general declared that he was taking control. Burundi fought a civil war that ended a decade ago with a peace accord.
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.
Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked Tuesday by masked men on his way to work and died at the scene. He had written blog posts for a website that is often critical of religious extremism.
Sadly only speculation, much of it making little sense, and unnamed sources who wouldn't seem to be in a position to know.
Houthi rebels have agreed to a five-day truce proposed by Saudi Arabia to allow aid into the country. The UN estimates that at least 300,000 Yemenis have been displaced by the fighting.
Crowds have protested for nearly two weeks, with the toll rising to at least 13 dead. Opposition leaders have argued for a postponement of a planned June 26 election.
In a letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 187 scholars say Japan's wartime history has become 'distorted by nationalist invective' at a time of growing regional tensions.
'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.
The allegations by Amnesty focus on the battle waged in the divided city of Aleppo. The UN is hoping to revive peace talks at which Iran and Turkey – but not Islamist rebel forces – will be represented.
Texas police killed two gunmen on Sunday after they opened fired outside the exhibit, which was hosted by a prominent anti-Islam group in a Dallas suburb.
Rescuing even some of the Chibok girls seized last year would boost President Goodluck Jonathan's battered legacy before he leaves office this month.
Six days after the massive earthquake that struck Nepal a teenager was rescued. The death toll is now at nearly 5,500. Search and rescue teams continued to dig through the rubble for survivors.
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.
Kiev says that rebels fired rockets last night at government forces on the outskirts of the rebel-held city of Donetsk. President Poroshenko warned that the threat of full-scale war still looms.
Government officials say the calls are 'unacceptable' after all the destruction caused by the Houthi rebel offensive.
Police around Italy Friday were rounding up 18 Pakistanis and Afghans, two of whom were thought to be former bodyguards for slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
A report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that US defense officials may have underestimated North Korea's nuclear capability.
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Saudi officials had signaled that negotiations may be at hand in Yemen. But with Houthi advances continuing and a resumption of airstrikes, prospects of a political resolution have receded.
Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday it was suspending its air offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen, dropping its 'Decisive Storm' campaign and pivoting to 'Restoring Hope.'