Jakarta's first Christian governor is on trial for blasphemy over his previous remarks regarding the Quran, an accusation some say is politically motivated.
Radiation from the Japan Fukushima nuclear accident was detected on the US West Coast for the first time this year, although the levels are miniscule.
According to preliminary December data, consumer confidence is rising in the United States, reflecting optimism in the economy and the incoming president.
Groups planning to protest in Washington, D.C., around Inauguration Day are worried that they haven't received a permit yet, with some alleging a plot to quash dissent.
A panel of judges found Dutch far-right populist leader Geert Wilders guilty of inciting discrimination in a speech he made against Moroccans in the Netherlands.
Twitter has struggled in recent years to gain more users and increase advertising revenue. But some wonder if the new US president could be its financial savior.
In an interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis takes on fake news, calling the spread of disinformation or 'communicating ugly things' a sin and referring to it as the biggest damage media can do.
Two studies published Wednesday in the journal Nature reached opposing conclusions about ice melt in Greenland over the past millions of years.
Masayoshi Son wants to invest $50 billion in American startups and help create 50,000 jobs.
Close to 100 people were killed and hundreds others injured by an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday morning.
The title is given annually to a person who has had huge influence on world events 'for better or for worse,' according to the magazine's editors.
Seventy-five years after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the work of Honolulu and Japanese mayors edges the two nations toward a tentative reconciliation.
The Supreme Court heard two cases on Monday regarding accusations that North Carolina and Virginia engaged in racially-motivated gerrymandering.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary Tweeted earlier this week that 'fascism' is the most looked-up word so far in 2016, making it likely to become the word of the year.
President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen is drawing ire from China as concerns arise about stability of future Sino-US relations.
Clearing the air: Mayors of four major cities – Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, and Athens – pledged to remove all diesel-fueled vehicles from the roads by 2025.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a smoking ban in public housing on Wednesday, igniting a variety of responses.
President-elect Donald Trump's picks for his cabinet positions so far have been individuals with unusually wealthy backgrounds, drawing criticism for his reliance on elites.
The usually strait-laced Office of Government Ethics tweeted a series of posts at President-elect Donald Trump praising him for steps not yet taken.
Michael 'Jim' Delligatti, the creator of McDonald's popular Big Mac burger, helped launch a diversification of McDonald's menu.
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