The Easter Sunday bombings in and around Sri Lanka's capital left hundreds dead and injured. No one immediately claim responsibility for the blasts.
The French government's speedy response to the Notre Dame fire triggered backlash from yellow vest protesters, saying they feel even more overlooked after months of protests.
Large colorful portraits in Mexico’s capital depict 43 students who disappeared at the hands of police five years ago. Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was inspired to create the exhibit after meeting the students' relatives.
Routine staples have disappeared from Cuban markets as the country struggles with a weak domestic economy and new U.S. sanctions.
The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has hit a new low of 50% last year. Delayed marriage and fewer children could be factors. The most significant membership drops are among Democrats and Hispanics.
North Korea test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," it said Thursday, and demanded the removal of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear talks. Pyongyang said Washington has until end of 2019 to reach an acceptable deal.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is likely headed to a second term, according to initial results Wednesday. The moderate Muslim survived a campaign marked by the growing influence of conservative Islam in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.
If passed, New York would become the third major American city to ban the sale of fur. Industry advocates argue the ban will trigger the loss of more than a thousand jobs.
A majority of Americans believe schools and colleges, along with places of worship, have become less safe compared with 20 years ago. Data from a March survey shows school shootings were more frequent in the 1990s than today.
Thirty-three wealthy parents have been charged in what authorities call the biggest college admissions case ever prosecuted by the Justice Department. Two parents pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they paid half a million dollars to land their daughters in a California school.
The shortages have led to rare and widespread public criticism of President Bashar Assad's government, even on state media and in parliament. The purchase of fuel has been rationed since earlier this month.
The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris lost its spire and roof to a fire on Monday, but firefighters were able to put out the blaze after 12 hours, sparing the iconic twin bell towers and other treasures within the nearly 900-year-old structure.
Eight years after the Arab Spring, protests have helped topple Algeria’s president, and now Sudan’s Bashir. A struggle over the aftermath remains.
Seven years after fleeing the U.S., Julian Assange was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, partly due to a U.S. extradition request. Mr. Assange has faced scrutiny for years over WikiLeaks' role in publishing U.S. government secrets and in the 2016 presidential election.
The Red Cross, which visit inmates worldwide to monitor conditions, has been blocked from entering Venezuela since at least 2012. Some say the move by President Maduro is an attempt to counter growing criticism against his government.
The corruption scandals facing Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't prevent him from being elected the country's longest-serving leader on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump has beefed up border security, but with inspectors assigned elsewhere, trucks crossing into the U.S. with goods from Mexico for stores, manufacturers, and construction sites face long lines.
Russia keeps expanding its sphere of influence – this time, north. As shrinking polar ice creates new opportunities for resource exploration, Russia, the U.S., and other countries have been jockeying for jurisdiction in a region owned by no country.
As states decide whether to legalize sports betting, many politically powerful American Indian tribes are working hard against new legislation to ensure their casinos won't be jeopardized.
Just days before Libya's various factions were scheduled to meet in peace talks, Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar on Thursday ordered forces to march on Tripoli, the capital of the U.N.-backed government. The move sparked fears of another civil war.
Following an Amnesty International report, U.S. Africa Command now says at least two civilians died during a targeted strike against Al Shabab militants. This contradicts previous messaging from the military.
The new president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has surprised many church members by his campaign to end the use of the word "Mormon" and severing church ties with the Boy Scouts. On Thursday, he ended a ban on baptisms for children of same-sex parents.
The deadly plane crash in Ethiopia last month wasn't the pilots' fault, according to a preliminary report released by the Ethiopian government. The initial findings raises questions about Boeing and U.S. regulators’ claims that pilots could regain control by following certain protocol.
Five years after the Black Lives Matter movement was launched, activists struggle to focus national attention on criminal justice amid such issues as education, immigration, and agriculture. As the presidential campaign heats up, they hope the issue is included in platform agendas.
President Donald Trump has taken credit for increased spending by U.S. NATO allies. But spending by the 29 countries has actually been rising since 2014 – before he took office.