The giraffe is now "vulnerable" to extinction following a population decline due to a slew of different human activities, according to a new report. The giraffe population in southern and eastern Africa has declined by as much as 40% in the past three decades
Every December, TIME names the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer
The Chinese government has praised Donald Trump’s nomination of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad — described as an "old friend" — as the next U.S. ambassador to China, in a move seen as a conciliatory gesture. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation
Officials extended driving restrictions in Paris on Thursday and will expand them to Lyon by the end of the week as the worst air pollution in a decade continues to threaten public health in the country's urban centers
Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the government in Jakarta promised tons of emergency aid and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people.
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says children of immigrants who are in the country illegally should be denied the free schooling afforded to French nationals. "No more playtime," the National Front leaders said
A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount has ended it, citing a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request a recount. The ruling seals Donald Trump's narrow electoral victory over Hillary Clinton in the state
Russian news agencies on Thursday quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying that Moscow and Washington are "close to reaching an understanding" on Aleppo but warned against "high expectations"
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, has been hospitalized for more than a week, an official from Ohio State University said. Glenn, 95, is at the James Cancer Hospital, Hank Wilson, of OSU's John Glenn College of Public Affairs, told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday
Workers at popular Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta's have received threats from people who believe the restaurant is connected to Pizzagate — the fake story that claims Hillary and Bill Clinton run a pedophile sex ring out of a Washington, D.C., restaurant
Pakistani authorities have opened a probe into the deadly plane crash in the country's northwest the previous day that killed all 47 passengers and crew, a spokesman said. Only five bodies had been identified so far