US dentist accused of killing protected lion in Zimbabwe

US dentist accused of killing protected lion in Zimbabwe

"I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt,'' said Palmer.

Israeli military takes over West Bank complex
Israeli military takes over West Bank complex

The military said troops took over the under-construction complex inside the Beit El settlement overnight to remove protesters that had holed themselves up inside.

Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown's historic Anglican church
Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown's historic Anglican church

The team identified the remains of the Rev. Robert Hunt, Capt. Gabriel Archer, Sir Ferdinando Wainman, and Capt. William West.

2,100 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel site in French port
2,100 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel site in French port

An official said police arrested 200 of the migrants. She said it was the largest such attempt by migrants to enter the site.

Gay accuser questions Bill Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues

Andrea Constand, employed by the Temple University women's basketball team when she met Bill Cosby in the early 2000s, was dating a woman around that time

Russian helicopter pilot rescued after 30 hours from Arctic ice floe

"I was on the edge," said Ananov of his condition when he was rescued. "Luckily for one or two hours the fog disappeared."

5.9 quake shakes Colombia-Panama border region: USGS

The epicenter was about 17 miles (29 kilometers) south of the Colombian town of Acandi and 159 miles (258 kilometers) east-southeast of Panama City

A Palestinian uses a slingshot towards Israeli soldiers during clashes

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A Palestinian uses a slingshot towards Israeli soldiers during clashes

NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against Islamic State

"The security of the alliance is indivisible," ambassadors from all 28 NATO nations declared in a joint statement after the meeting.

Floods in Pakistan kill over 80, nearly 3 lakh affected

About 36 people sustained injuries in the rain and flood related accidents. At least 294,844 people were affected by the floods.

At least 25 killed, 35 injured in separate fire accidents in Egypt

Fire accidents are common in Egypt, given the dilapidated condition of buildings and failure to adhere to safety norms.

Greece, rescue creditors in 2nd day of talks on new lifeline

It will be the country's third bailout in more than five years. So far, the country has received about 240 billion euros from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

The move further embroils Turkey, a key NATO ally, in Syria's civil war, and also catapults it into a front-line position in the global war against IS.

Iran a 'formidable' danger to Europe: Benjamin Netanyahu

Iran and Hezbollah organise a terrorist network that covers over 30 countries on five continents, including just about every country in Europe, said Netanyahu.

Boko Haram kill 29 villagers in northeast Nigeria

Monday's was the latest in a spate of attacks that have killed hundreds in recent weeks and spilled across Nigeria's borders.

Libya court sentences Gaddafi's son to death for 2011 killings

The Tripoli court that sentenced Seif al-Islam, who is being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over to the central government, also sentenced to death eight others, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi.

Hillary Clinton sets target to tackle climate change

Clinton aims to have enough renewable energy in place to power every home in America within 10 years.

US blacklists Thailand second year in a row over human trafficking

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday that Thailand was working on solving the issues.

1941 Pearl Harbour bombings: Remains of victims raised for identification

The military exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

South Korean PM Hwang Kyo-ahn says MERS threat is over

South Korean PM Hwang urged people to return to normal as the country hasn't seen a new MERS case in more than three weeks

Indonesia: Earthquake of 7.0 magnitude hits Papua

No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which struck inland, and Indonesia's national disaster agency said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Barack Obama criticises tone of 2016 US presidential debate

Obama specifically berated Huckabee for his suggestion that the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran would march Israelis to the 'door of the oven.'

Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

However, church-sponsored Boy Scout units are allowed to maintain the exclusion of gays due to religious reasons.

China shows off victory over Japan logo

Five flying doves ascend from right to left, starting in red and ending in yellow, and the lower part depicts a V-shaped Great Wall.

Obama challenges Ethiopia on democracy, praises Shebab fight

The Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegn said an independent press -- currently virtually non-existant -- was needed.

Female suicide bomber kills 19 at northern Nigeria market

19 people were killed and 47 others injured when a blast tore through a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu

Random shelling by Houthis disrupts five-day humanitarian truce in Yemen

Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels and their allies struck several Yemeni cities, with combat raging near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait despite a declared truce.

Turkey calls for NATO meeting to discuss security threats, airstrikes on Islamic State

NATO itself is not involved in operations against the Islamic State group, although many of its members are. As an alliance, however, NATO is committed to helping defend Turkey.

Al Shabab hits main Somali hotel hit with suicide truck bomb

The attack comes as Somali forces backed by troops from the African Union have launched an offensive, dubbed Operation Jubba Corridor, to push al-Shabab out of its last strongholds.

Australian medic charged with supporting Islamic State stays in custody

The medic appeared briefly in the Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with performing services to help someone engage in a hostile activity in a foreign country

Gunfight at wedding kills 21 dead, wounds 10 in northern Afghanistan

The gunfight broke out between two groups attending the wedding in Andarab district of Afghanistan.

Conflict Watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

A suicide bombing suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram ripped through a bar in the town of Maroua, killing at least 19 people.

In school, kids are taught: Behead the doll

Children are taken in by militants who seek to re-educate them. They are then forced to convert to Islam and, eventually, become extremist fighters.

At least 14 dead in north Cameroon attack: Security sources

The attack took place at around 7.45 pm when a man "threw a bomb" towards a bar in the Ponre district, said a security source.

Paris police open fire on car at Tour de France barricades

The car escaped with its two occupants apparently unharmed after coming under fire in the Place de la Concorde, where the cyclists make their final triumphant rounds to conclude the race.

Light plane crashes into Tokyo residential area, killing 3

The five-seater plane crashed at around 11:00 am (0200 GMT) shortly after it departed from Tokyo's Chofu airport

Israel police enter Islam holy place to root out Palestinian protesters

'Force entered a number of metres (yards) inside and closed the doors to the mosque with the rioters inside, restoring order,' a statement said.

Barack Obama to close historic Kenya visit with national address

Obama will also highlight efforts to support African youth by dropping by a regional center for his Young African Leaders Initiative

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 120; deadliest in Yemen conflict

Hours later, the coalition unexpectedly announced that it would start a five-day humanitarian pause today, just before midnight.

Barack Obama in Kenya: 'Africa is on the move'

The president also says women and people from certain communities historically haven't been viewed as entrepreneurial in Africa and are at a disadvantage. He says women are "powerhouse entrepreneurs."

Saudi-led warplanes kill at least 55 in Yemen's Taiz: reports

A coalition of Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia, has been bombarding Iran-allied Houthi forces in Yemen since late March in a bid to reinstate President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Lafayette movie theatre gunman took his time, was methodical during rampage: Bobby Jindal

The shooter turned back as police officers approached, reloading and firing into the crowd before killing himself with a single shot inside the theater.

Rain, floods kill another 16 in northern Pakistan: police

The flooding also has killed 12 people in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province and in the country's eastern Punjab province.

Taliban, Afghanistan government to hold second round of peace talks by July end

The ice-breaking talks started on July 7 when the warring sides held their first open and direct talks at Pakistan's hill resort of Murree near capital Islamabad.

In a change from 2008, Hillary Clinton discusses 'systemic racism' to win African-American voters

Hillary Clinton faces questions about her advocacy for tougher sentencing laws that her husband signed as president.

Man killed by shark while diving off Australian coast

The attack happened off the east coast near where a 4 meter (15- foot) great white shark was seen on Friday, government ranger Peter Lingard said.

Monsoon floods in northern Myanmar leaves 9 dead

Flooding is common during Myanmar's monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.

China detains 4 for leaking military secrets to foreign spies

The four suspects were recruited online by foreign spies through social media apps, officials said.

America  

Hillary Clinton faces questions about her advocacy for tougher sentencing laws that her husband signed as president.

Barack Obama, the first black US President, is the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas. He traveled to Kenya as a US senator but has not gone since winning the White House.

Climate Change  

On the whole, the church's environmental message has been articulated for years, though it has gotten lost in other issues.

"By 2100 we expect 130 to 160 gigatonnes of carbon released into the atmosphere," Natali told journalists in Bonn.

Europe  

"The security of the alliance is indivisible," ambassadors from all 28 NATO nations declared in a joint statement after the meeting.

Greece woke up to widespread tax rises -- on everything from sugar and cocoa to condoms, taxis and funerals

Asia Pacific  

About 36 people sustained injuries in the rain and flood related accidents. At least 294,844 people were affected by the floods.

Wu'er says he would take a tougher approach to Taiwan's relations with mainland China, from which the island split in 1949 and remains locked in a tense rivalry for international recognition.