Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say.
The United Nations has urged Nepal to relax customs controls which it says are holding up deliveries of aid to survivors of last week's earthquake.
Nepal's authorities have ruled out the possibility of finding more survivors of last Saturday's earthquake, as the death toll has risen to 6,621.
Frustration is growing in parts of rural Nepal over the pace of relief efforts, with some badly-affected villages yet to receive any assistance.
An Indonesian firing squad executed eight drug traffickers, including seven foreigners, in the early hours of Wednesday, sparking condemnation from Australia and Brazil who had made final,
Chaos and violence erupted on the streets of Baltimore late Monday as protesters clashed with police, several of whom were injured.Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard.
The Israeli military conducted airstrikes Sunday night in the area between Israel and Syria, targeting a group of militants allegedly trying to plant a bomb on the Israeli border.
A crowd gathers near the entrance of Tokyo's upscale Mitsukoshi Department Store, which traces its roots to a kimono shop in the late 17th century.
When the earthquake struck, we huddled under a concrete beam -- and prayed.In another room, my grandfather could not comprehend what was happening
Rescue crews and residents in Nepal early Sunday began the desperate search for survivors after a magnitude-7.8 quake near the capital of Kathmandu a day earlier flattened homes,