Thursday, October 30, 2014
Heavily armed Iraqi Peshmerga fighters were set Wednesday to reinforce fellow Kurds defending the Syrian border town of Kobane from the Islamic State (IS) group, as anti-regime rebels also joined the battle.
The only existing self-portrait by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci is to make a rare appearance in a new exhibition in Turin in northern Italy, organizers said Tuesday.
A British man who spurns clothes has lost a legal bid to have public nudity declared a human right.
Ukraine and Russia were set on Wednesday to resume crunch EU-mediated gas talks aimed at ending a months-long supply cut that threatens to hit swathes of Europe this winter.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed several people in a village in Nigeria's far northeast, a local administrator said on Wednesday, in the latest attack since a supposed cease-fire was announced.
Trade unions in Burkina Faso have called a general strike on Wednesday following a day of protests against long-serving President Blaise Compaore that saw hundreds of thousands of people on the streets.
For the 23rd straight year, the United Nations voted Tuesday in favor of lifting the U.S. embargo on Cuba, with Iran saying the ban was undeserved given Havana's help in fighting Ebola.
The U.S. military is looking to flex its muscles in cyberspace as a “deterrence” to hackers eying American targets, the nation's top cyber-warrior said Tuesday.
The Pentagon will buy another 43 F-35 fighter jets worth roughly US$4 billion from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, officials said Tuesday, four months after it was briefly grounded following an engine fire.
A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient in Dallas was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous and passionate front-line caregiver.