Churches across the world are joining a Helsinki parish in ringing their bells daily to commemorate civilians killed in the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo.
A bottom-dwelling, mud-grubbing, armoured fish that swam in tropical seas 423 million years ago is fundamentally changing the understanding of the evolution of an indisputably indispensable anatomical feature: the jaw.
US presidential campaign tensions seeped into a high-profile charity dinner as Donald Trump joked about sending Hillary Clinton to prison and she alluded to Trump's statements about women.
Hundreds of snow leopards are killed illegally every year in remote mountains from China to Tajikistan, further endangering the big cats that number only a few thousand in the wild, a report has said.
Honduras' Congress approved a law to prevent drug trafficking money being used to finance political campaigns in the poor Central American nation blighted by gang violence.
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."