A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Apennine regions of central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 247 dead and causing "apocalyptic scenes" near the epicenter. Amatrice, a small town of about 2,600, was worst hit
In just seven weeks, the body count in Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's extrajudicial war on drugs has reached almost 1,800 and shows no sign of slowing. Some are starting to say that real threat to the country is not drugs but Duterte himself.
Donald Trump drew a parallel between his campaign and the Brexit movement during a campaign rally, saying that a vote for him represents independence from a "rigged system" while bringing U.K. politician and Brexit leader Nigel Farage
Scientists have discovered a planet in the star system next door that may have certain similarities to Earth. The planet orbits the star Proxima Centauri and is in the safe zone: neither too hot nor too cold for water, and therefore, potentially life
An attack on the American University of Afghanistan has ended, a government spokesman said, after at least 10 people were killed and scores were wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the dead included seven students, two police officers and a security guard
Colombia's government and its biggest rebel group announced a deal for ending their country's half-century guerrilla war, one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts. The war has claimed more than 220,000 lives
An international team has concluded that the Syrian government and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks in the conflict-wracked nation during 2014 and 2015. The team found evidence of the use of chlorine and mustard gas attacks
Bill Clinton is defending the work of the Clinton Foundation. The former president told reporters in Atlanta: "If there's something wrong with creating jobs and saving lives, I don't know what it is"
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability
Four Iranian vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship by coming within 300 yd. of it, according to a U.S. defense official who said that the maneuver was "unsafe and unprofessional." The American destroyer, the U.S.S. Nitze, was near the Strait of Hormuz
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has bragged about his influence with politicians, urged Gov. Rick Scott to give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's hard-line stance on immigration, newly released emails show
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards defends President Obama's visit to the flood-ravaged region and says the nation needs to focus on his state's plight, following the "immense" disaster that left 13 dead and tens of thousands homeless