Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power, as he made the first address to the African Union by a U.S. leader.
Vianel Garcia told family members they could sleep on the floor of her East Harlem hair salon when Pope Francis visits the city in September so they can try to catch a glimpse of him when he makes a stop at a school across from her business.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) officially ended its ban on gay troop leaders Monday, a historic but controversial shift after years of legal wrangling and internal strife.
A British peer who had been in charge of parliamentary ethics quit the House of Lords on Tuesday after allegedly snorting cocaine off a prostitute's breasts, fueling calls for reform of the unelected upper chamber.
A court in Libya on Tuesday sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death by firing squad after convicting him of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 civil war.
NATO vowed strong support for Turkey's fight against "terrorism" at an emergency meeting Tuesday called to discuss Ankara's strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters and Kurdish rebels.
A top Russian rights group supporting torture victims including in Chechnya said Tuesday it is being forced to close after being branded a "foreign agent" but will relaunch under a new name.
American lawyer and writer Samuel Pisar, one of the youngest Holocaust survivors and former advisor to U.S. President John F. Kennedy, has died in New York aged 86.
Police in the U.S. say a man drove off with a bag containing US$150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing a cash machine mistakenly left it on a lawn.
Hillary Clinton laid out ambitious plans Monday to invest in solar and other renewable energy if elected U.S. president, drawing a contrast with her fossil fuel-loving Republican rivals.