Hundreds of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists are set to flood Rio for the World Cup.
The accused pleaded guilty to murder 75-year-old Maybelle Schein as part of his plan to kill President Obama.
Energy Minister Taner Yildiz confirmed that a fire had been triggered by an electrical fault and that workers had been killed, but declined to say how many.
State department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US was providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support.
The attacks came as Iraqi Shiites were celebrating the birthday of Imam Ali, Shiite Islam's most sacred martyr.
Coney Island is one of New York City's most visually distinct neighbourhoods.
The Nigerian government said it was exploring all options in its effort to rescue the girls.
Olmert spoke in court reiterating his denial of the allegations regarding his role in the affair.
The necklace has eleven spinel beads, three of them engraved with names of Jahangir and one with Shah Jahan.
The statement by Human Rights Watch adds to growing concerns that chemical weapons are still being used in Syria.
"We don't speak on visa acceptances, applications, etcetera," said Jen Psaki, US State Department Spokesperson.
Over 200 gay couples got marriage licenses on first day as Arkansas became 18th state to allow gay marriages.
Sandip Shah and Shailesh Shah are residents of California and were arrested in February this year.
A total of 61 people are now on the EU's sanctions list over Ukraine crisis.
More than half of Indonesia’s 491 provincial districts have enacted various bylaws inspired by Islamic law, or Shariah.
Jonathan declared emergency in the northeast a year ago, ordering extra troops, but security sources say the armed forces remain overstretched.
A 16-yr-old who fled Boko Haram kidnapping, a helpless official, an angry relative and a desperate mother recount their horror.
Rockets also struck the NATO base at Bagram, just north of the Afghan capital, causing minor damage, the alliance said.
The bombing took place in Baidoa, in southwest Somalia, where members of the militant group Al-Shabab control a lot of territory.
The militant leader, who has made prisoner exchange demands before, said that some of the teenagers had converted from Christianity to Islam.
It was better for the International Panel of Experts to decide which information should be made public: Malaysian Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein
Named Hope and Faith, the girls share one unusually-shaped skull with duplicated facial features and separate brains.
The footage shows about 130 girls in hijabs sitting on scrubland near trees, reciting the first chapter of the Koran.
China's oil rig's attempts for oil exploration in the waters of disputed islands claimed by both countries have escalated tensions.
The largest exhibitions on various themes will be held in 12 cities across China.
Mantle is flowing faster than expected, probably due to changes in temperature or chemical composition.
The bloodshed took place hours after dozens of armed men shut down the voting in the town.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks via a recognised Twitter account.
North Korea accused US and South Korea of fabricating results of a probe that said it sent drones to spy on South Korea.
US, British and French helping with deployment of military intelligence and surveillance specialists.
Results expected to show a large ‘yes’ vote, but voters unclear on what that means or what follows
One of the two officers at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen who shot and killed a pair of suspected al-Qaida gunmen was getting a haircut.
The plane had lost contact with air traffic controllers over the South China Sea.
Syria officially opened its presidential campaign despite a crippling civil war that has devastated the country.
Customers at the Patrizietta restaurant in Losone in the canton of Ticino face a fine if they don't lick their plates clean.
Thai caretaker government said it would increase security to prevent clashes between the pro and anti-government protestors.