Prosecutors made preparations to announce the decision by a grand jury on whether to charge a white police officer who shot dead Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, and some local schools said on Friday they would close next week in anticipation of unrest.
The 11-year-old Japanese hockey player that took the internet by storm with his highlight reel video is back with a second installment.
More than two months into its assault on Kobani, ISIS is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted.
A plague outbreak in Madagascar has infected 119 people, including 40 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday in warning about the risk of spread in the densely populated capital.
The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother in her preference to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say.
The Europeans have been exploring space independently for decades, with remarkable accomplishments that go almost unrecognized in North America, writes Bob McDonald.
A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Switzerland for treatment and was able to walk off the transport plane, a Geneva medical official says.
After being covered by as much as two metres of snow this week, residents of the Buffalo, N.Y., area now have something else to be worried about: flooding.
Gambia's president has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.
The narrow failure in the U.S. Senate this week to pass a bill authorizing the controversial Keystone pipeline should guarantee the project's eventual passage, Chris Hall writes.
Sexual allegations such as those against comedian Bill Cosby are unlikely to make it to a U.S. court because the maximum time for starting legal proceedings has passed, say some experts who wish American statutes of limitations were more like Canada's.
Ready for Hillary, a Democratic super PAC unaffiliated with the former secretary of state, is convening a daylong meeting of Clinton insiders on Friday for strategy sessions aimed at helping elect the presumptive 2016 presidential candidate.
A 100-year-old watercolour of Munich's city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000 US) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A.
Moroccan state media says former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore has arrived in Casablanca from Ivory Coast, where he initially sought refuge after demonstrations brought down his government last month.
Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and clashed with riot police outside Mexico City's National Palace on Thursday as thousands protested against President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee school teachers.
An estimated one in three women worldwide will be assaulted in their lifetime, say researchers, who have joined former U.S.
The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village.
Despite a bitter cold snap in parts of North America, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year.
U.S. President Barack Obama is poised to claim broad authority to grant work permits to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States and to protect them from deportation.