Saturday, October 18, 2014
Nigeria's government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Africa's most populous nation.
Apple, facing tough competition in the cooling tablet market, on Thursday unveiled a new line-up of iPads that feature its mobile payments system and include the fingerprint sensor unlock used on iPhones.
The number of rapes recorded by British police has soared by nearly a third even as overall crime reports dropped to their lowest level in over three decades, figures showed Thursday.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's son was discharged this year from the U.S. Navy reserve after testing positive for cocaine, a U.S. official confirmed to AFP on Thursday.
The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.
Police found a body Thursday feared to be that of U.S. actress Misty Upham, who appeared in “Django Unchained” and 2013's “August: Osage County,” officials said.
The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday urged countries, particularly in Europe, to review their laws to allow entry to more Syrians fleeing their country's civil war.
Lawmakers grilled top U.S. health officials Thursday over the nation's fumbling response to the Ebola crisis, as apologetic Texas authorities said they were doing everything possible to prevent further outbreaks.
The Vatican is watering down a ground-breaking overture to gays — but only if they speak English.
Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela won coveted seats on the U.N. Security Council Thursday, but Turkey suffered a humbling defeat in its bid to join the world's “top table.”