Africa's elephant population fell around 20% between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, new conservation report shows.
Syrian government and rebel forces are battling for control of high ground on the Aleppo outskirts as warplanes bomb the city's opposition-held east relentlessly.
Hundreds of top scientists warned against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's vow to pull the United States out of the Paris climate-warming accord if elected in November.
Britain's Prince George just wasn't going to be charmed by Canadian leader Justin Trudeau.
Investigators are working to determine what led a gunman to open fire and kill five people in a department store at a Washington state mall, following the arrest of a 20-year-old suspect in the rampage.
The US has accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria as warplanes supporting government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow, saying ending the five-year civil war was almost "impossible".
A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm.
A man believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a Washington state mall, killing five people, has been captured a day after the attack, authorities say.
Eight people have been injured, one a 3-year-old girl, in a shooting in Baltimore in the US state of Maryland.
US police have released two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man but the footage failed to settle the question of whether the victim Keith Scott was holding a gun.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Canada for their second official visit, with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte,
Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party and has called for unity after ending a "coup" by more centrist lawmakers.
A manhunt is under way in northwest Washington state for a gunman who opened fire with a rifle in a shopping mall and killed five people before disappearing under the cover of darkness, authorities...
The New York Times has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying she was more qualified than presidential rival Donald Trump to handle the challenges facing the United States.
Four people have been shot dead at a mall in northwest Washington state and the gunman has fled the scene, police say.
A gun recovered at the scene of the fatal shooting of a black man by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, was loaded and had fingerprints matching those of the victim, CNN reported, as the man's...
Actor and director Terry Jones, a founding member of Britain's zany Monty Python comedy team, has been diagnosed with a form of dementia that restricts his capacity to speak, his representative says.
Colombia's FARC rebel group has voted unanimously to approve a peace deal with the government and form a new political party, a top commander says.
Goldman Sachs is cutting almost 30 percent of its 300 investment banking jobs in Asia outside Japan in response to a slowdown in activity in the region.
Democrat Hillary Clinton had a four-percentage point advantage in support over Republican Donald Trump ahead of their first US presidential debate, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos national...