At least 45 people were killed in three blasts near a Shiite shrine south of Damascus.
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“A lot of people come over here thinking they’re going to be John Wayne and Rambo running and gunning. It’s…
Oriel College announced that it is rejecting a student drive to remove a statue of the controversial colonialist.
The burning of a Viking longboat during Up Helly Aa in the Shetland Islands, nude statues hidden from Iran’s visiting president in Italy, a moonrise behind Toronto, and much more.
After boycotting the opening in Geneva, an anti-Assad coalition has now decided to attend the meetings and focus on humanitarian issues.
France’s justice minister quits over a controversial new law.
Ending a long saga, four Chinese miners were rescued on Friday night after more than five weeks trapped 700 feet below the earth.
“A lot of people come over here thinking they’re going to be Rambo. It’s not like that."
The World Health Organization and other national health agencies are warning that the current Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas.
In a country with a severe pollution problem, carrion birds with names like Capitan Huggin are becoming “dark superhero figures.”
Unknown parties obscured nude figures in Rome during a state visit by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
NASA's Mars rover, Opportunity just celebrated its 12th anniversary on Mars—a mission that was originally meant to last just 90 days.
Where much of the world uses octagons, the country insists on triangles. But will this road-rules exceptionalism survive the Tokyo Olympics?
With its new immigration law, Denmark is once again sending a blunt message to migrants.
The CDC is warning pregnant women against traveling to 22 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and some of those countries are urging their own citizens to avoid conception.
French President Francois Hollande was among the guests of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to view the spectacle of the 67th Republic Day Parade held in New Delhi.
Widespread protests over ride-sharing services in French cities have been marked by burning tires, multiple arrests, and impenetrable traffic.
Protests in France: Traffic in a number of French cities slowed to a crawl Tuesday as taxi drivers protested Uber…
What’s been happening in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, and Tunisia over the past five years.