Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives'

Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say.

Nepal quake: Airport customs holding up aid relief - UN

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 quake: 'No chance' to find more survivors, as death toll rises

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.

Nepal earthquake: Frustration mounts over relief effort

Frustration is growing in parts of rural Nepal over the pace of relief efforts, with some badly-affected villages yet to receive any assistance.

Indonesia executes drug traffickers, sparks anger from Australia, Brazil.

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,

Baltimore protests turn violent; police officers injured in clashes.

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.

Israeli airstrikes target alleged militants on border.

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.

As Japan's population ages, robots seen as workforce solution.

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.

Nepal earthquake: 'We huddled under a beam and prayed'

When the earthquake struck, we huddled under a concrete beam -- and prayed.In another room, my grandfather could not comprehend what was happening

Earthquake slams Nepal; devastating loss of people, history.

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,