The offensive to seize back Mosul from Islamic State is going faster than planned, Iraq's prime minister says.
European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels were considering a draft text on Thursday that would condemn attacks by the Syrian and Russian military on Aleppo and threaten further sanctions on...
Japanese Empress Michiko, who turned 82 on Thursday, said she felt "shocked and pained" when she first saw newspaper headlines about her husband, Emperor Akihito, wanting to abdicate.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon publishes a draft bill for a second independence referendum as she ramps up the pressure on the British government to make sure Scotland's voice is heard in Brexit talks.
Donald Trump refuses to say he will accept the outcome of next month's US presidential election, leaving open the possibility he will challenge the ultimate outcome.
A European space lander has reached Mars - but whether it touched down on the surface safely is far from certain.
The US has vowed to do "whatever is necessary" to defend itself, South Korea and other allies against the "grave" threat posed by North Korea, which has conducted two nuclear tests and a series of missile launches this year.
Residents have returned to a recaptured village on the road to Mosul to discover it rigged with explosive devices.
Donald Trump faces a formidable challenge today when he and Hillary Clinton go head to head in the final debate, as the Republican tries to reverse momentum in an election that polls show is tilting away from him.
For the first time in M&M's 75-year-long history of "melt-in-your-mouth, not-in-your-hand" candies, a new flavour is set to become a permanent member of the M&M family.
The Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram militants after more that two years in captivity urgently need support to reintegrate into their communities where they risk abuse and rejection, aid groups and psychologists say.
Tapping into the Twitter stream could help researchers understand how healthy people’s lifestyles are and how to target improved public health, a recent study shows.
A Saudi prince has been executed in Riyadh after a court found him guilty of a shooting, media have reported, in a rare example of a ruling family member subjected to the death penalty.
The Syrian army and its allies are concerned Islamic State will regroup in eastern Syria as it is forced from the Iraqi city of Mosul in a US-backed operation.
US President Barack Obama has attacked Donald Trump over repeated assertions that the election is rigged, telling the Republican presidential candidate to "stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes."
The jury in the murder trial of Gable Tostee has been sent home overnight after struggling to reach a unanimous verdict.
California's state capital region could reap 20,000 jobs and generate $US4.2 billion in business if it becomes a hub for a legalised marijuana industry, a new study shows.
Australia on Tuesday rejected claims by rights group Amnesty International that conditions on a tiny South Pacific island where some 400 Australian-bound asylum seekers are held "amount to torture".
Two of America's biggest commercial brands have taken steps to tamp down hysteria stemming from a recent spate of creepy clown sightings in the run-up to Halloween.
A Mexican federal judge who presided over appeals from high-profile drug kingpins in recent years was fatally shot in the head outside his home, authorities said.