Under a photo of U.S. President Barack Obama carried by demonstrators in a town rocked by racially charged protests, the appeal to America's first black president is loud and clear: “Please come now.”
Syria and the United States find themselves on the same side of the battle against Islamic State jihadists, but a common enemy is unlikely to mean direct cooperation.
A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. But now it lies deserted, thanks to a ban from official banquet tables and a celebrity-driven ad campaign.
Young Scots aged 16 and 17 are getting the vote for the first time in Scotland's independence referendum, but the selfie generation looks set to defy expectations by mostly rejecting separation.
Cheye Calvo was at home in his underwear in the U.S. state of Maryland when police in commando gear stormed in, shooting his dogs with machine guns and throwing his mother-in-law to the floor.
The death in a plane crash of Socialist Party candidate Eduardo Campos has put an unpredictable spin on Brazil's presidential elections, opening the way for a popular environmentalist to challenge incumbent Dilma Rousseff.
From high-powered assault rifles to camouflage-clad police officers perched on top of heavily armored vehicles: the violence gripping the Missouri town of Ferguson has highlighted a growing militarization of U.S. law enforcement seen by many as disproportionate.
No signs along the long and dusty mountain road point the way to the Cultural Revolution museum complex.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by dictatorship.
Fearing a genocide of Christians, the Vatican has given its approval to U.S. military air strikes in Iraq — a rare exception to its policy of peaceful conflict resolution.