A billionaire real estate developer from Macau will go to trial in Manhattan on charges he bribed senior United Nations officials to support a multibillion-dollar conference centre he hoped to build.
Saudi security forces foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.
Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations demands so far reaching it would appear hard to comply.
Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a "fair" deal for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers sounded sceptical, demanding more detail from a leader weakened by an electoral misfire.
US President Donald Trump says he didn't make and doesn't have any tapes of his conversations with James Comey, after suggesting last month he might have recordings that could damage the former FBI director.
Thousands of friends and family members have farewelled an American student who died days after returning to the US in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea.
North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the US believes could be part of its programme to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile.
German prosecutors said they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich this month.
Australia said it would resume air strikes into Syria, ending a two-day suspension implemented after the downing of a Syrian military aircraft triggered a Russian threat against Washington-led coalition planes.
Two holdout jurors prevented comedian Bill Cosby from being found guilty on two of three counts in his sexual assault trial and deliberations were so tense that jurors burst into tears, a jury member told "ABC News" in a report.
More than 5 million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the UN says, describing the war on Islamic State as "one of the most brutal" in modern history.
The Turnbull government insists its proposed trial to drug test people on welfare is not about stripping payments off vulnerable Australians.
The first total solar eclipse across the continental US in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina.
The Queen's choice of hat has raised eyebrows as she opened Parliament, with many on social media likening it to the EU flag.
US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try to revive long-fractured Middle East peacemaking.
Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her approach to the "hugely important issue" of reassuring EU expatriates about their futures in Britain at a summit that is her first Brexit test since an...
Extreme heat across large tracts of the northern hemisphere has raised fears for crops in China, fuelled forest fires in Portugal and Russia's Far East, forced flight cancellations in the US, and melted tarmac on UK roads.
Hong Kong's next leader said she would work to rebuild "social harmony" and push economic development while announcing a new cabinet with few new faces to govern the financial hub.
Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership.
New York state moved to end child marriages, raising the legal age to 18 from 14 to tackle the issue of underage marriage that is permissible across the United States.