Sunday, October 26, 2014
A U.S. student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life.
Iran hanged Saturday a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.
A state of emergency came into force Saturday across much of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by suspected jihadists.
Some one million Italians took to the streets of Rome Saturday for a demonstration organized by Italy's largest trade union to protest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to overhaul the labor market.
Israeli police braced for the funeral Saturday of a Palestinian driver who drove into a crowd, killing an Israeli baby, with tensions further stoked after the army shot dead a West Bank teenager.
Tunisia's prime minister warned Saturday of possible jihadist attacks during a landmark election this weekend, as security was tightened for a vote he said offered hope to the entire region.
Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.
The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American said Thursday it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms.
British police are to pay compensation to woman who had a child with a man she did not know was an undercover agent, the Guardian and BBC reported on Thursday.
Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after a new case of the virus was reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.