The UN Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, rapes and torture by the Islamic State.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed a blue-ribbon panel to recommend changes to international peacekeeping.
The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, WHO said.
Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria at a rate of 1,000 a month, with no let-up in the flow despite efforts.
North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country.
Bombing runs by Syria over the past 10 days have killed at least 221 civilians, a third of them children.
But no resolution was adopted and there was no Security Council statement condemning Israel.
US-led coalition chief said he didn't think Kobane was about to fall in the hands of ISIS.
A firefight between militants in Syria and Jordanian border guards killed one gunman and wounded two.
Iran wants all Western sanctions to be lifted before striking a deal on its contested nuclear programme.
NATO aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday.
Austrian state prosecutor's office said a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of planning to place a bomb.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell, who won the award for poetry in 1983, has died at age 87.
The 4kg drone, created by graduate student Alec Momont, can fly at an estimated speed as high as 100 kilometres per hour.
Pope Pius XII described evolution as a valid scientific approach to the development of humans in 1950 and Pope John Paul reiterated that in 1996.
The National Security Agency had no immediate comment on the classified equipment reported to be aboard the cargo ship.
New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on whether to change the national flag, said John Key.
Venezuela's socialist government on Tuesday recalled for consultations its ambassador to Spain.
UN human rights investigator was surprised that North Korea raised the possibility of allowing him to visit the country.
Ebola vaccine trials are set to start in Switzerland this week after receiving the green light from authorities.
Escaping residents said Boko Haram insurgents abducted 80 girls and women from neighboring Adamawa state.
In a quarry atop a mountain, six people are part of a study to see how well a group isolated from civilisation, as in a trip to the Red Planet, would get along
Since US Rear Admiral Ziemer became coordinator of the President’s Malaria Initiative in 2006, deaths from disease have dropped 40 pc
Nadella had suggested that women not need not ask for raises and have “faith” that the “system” would reward them
Zellweger’s dramatic new look caused a media frenzy and debate. Was commenting on it cruel, or not commenting on it absurd denial?
For 30 years, Frances McDormand has made a career out of playing quirky, complex characters. Now she is producing and starring in Olive Kitteridge, a mini-series based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel
Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had recently sought Libyan passport: Libya Embassy Official
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the attack would only strengthen Canada's response to 'terrorist organizations'.
Security in Canada came under criticism after a gunman was able to run through the front door of parliament.
A judge urged the UN to seek war crimes prosecutions of North Korea regime despite Pyongyang's "charm offensive."
Canadian PM was addressing a meeting when a man burst into the building and ran right by the door of the room.
The gunman reportedly ran toward Parliament Hill, which is under lockdown.
Ben guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal.
Red Cross said the time frame is possible if there is "good isolation, good treatment of the cases which are confirmed.
An Australian teenage runaway has reportedly appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video.
Months of suspense finally ended as disabled Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail.