The majority of some 20,000 people forced from their homes by a wildfire that exploded during the weekend were told they could return home Monday night, though an army of firefighters continued battling flames in the rugged hills and canyons northwest of Los Angeles.
The UN's economic and social council on Monday overturned by a strong vote a decision to deny the Committee to Protect Journalists consultative status at the United Nations.
U.N. aid agencies have procured cranes to hoist large amounts of food and other supplies over an earthen barrier to tens of thousands of Syrians stranded on the border with Jordan, but are still waiting for Jordan's promised go-ahead, an official said Monday.
Hundreds of Tunisian demonstrated Monday in the capital to protest against a bill being discussed in parliament to grant amnesty to people accused of corruption.
Two women will soon be the first female soldiers to undergo training to become members of the Green Berets, the U.S. Army's special forces, the military said Monday.
At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday in twin bombings near U.N. and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack.
Democratic power players Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders offered contrasting heartfelt and hard-headed endorsements of Hillary Clinton Monday, imploring a riven and feisty party convention to unite to stop Donald Trump.
Vanquished White House hopeful Bernie Sanders on Monday told a riven and lively Democratic convention that his rival Hillary Clinton must win the US presidential election in November.
A Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up outside a German music festival had made a video pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, authorities said Monday, in a week of attacks that has shaken the country.
The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.