Signs the United States may strike Islamic State (IS) militants in their Syrian stronghold reveal a shift in the politics of foreign war in Washington, after the trauma of the post-Iraq era.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shaken up India's ruling elite in his first 100 days since taking power, but has so far struggled to deliver the bold reforms needed to kick-start the economy.
While they may be united in negotiations over a Gaza truce with Israel, rival Palestinian movements have not set aside historic disagreements that threaten to shatter their fragile alliance, experts say.
Even if it doesn't take home any of the major trophies at Monday's Emmy Awards, Netflix will have already proven itself the top winner in one regard: Internet programming.
In calling for global action against the “cancer” of Islamic State (IS) militants, U.S. President Barack Obama puts the fight against them at the top of his agenda in a move that also raises questions about his military strategy in Iraq.
Outrage over the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager is giving way to anger that the white police officer who pulled the trigger might never face justice.
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.