Syrian rebels have killed at least 11 people, including civilians, in an attack on a checkpoint west of the city of Homs.
Taliban militants attacked a road construction company in Afghan western province of Herat, 640 km west of Kabul, leaving 17 people dead Saturday, officials said Saturday.
The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that 82 children - some as young as eight - have been rescued from an armed group and are being reunited with their families.
At least 26 people are now confirmed dead after a ferry with nearly 870 people on board sank near the central Philippine port city of Cebu.
Scores of people have been killed in Egypt as a "day of rage" called by opponents of the country's military-backed leadership turned to bloodshed with security forces opening fire to foil what they described as a "brutal terrorist plot".
Saudi Arabian authorities have beheaded a man convicted of beating and torturing his wife to death, in the first execution since the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, state media said.
A Vietnam appeals court on Friday halved the eight-year jail term of a dissident and cut the six-year term of another to three years of house arrest, sources familiar with the verdict said, in a rare step welcomed by human rights activists.
A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has jolted New Zealand's capital, halting air and rail services, but there have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The Nigerian military has killed the second-in-command of Islamic terror group Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in the oil-rich nation for years.
US scientists announced Thursday the rare discovery of a new carnivorous mammal that lives in the trees of the Andes mountains in South America.
Multiple car bombs have exploded in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens of others.
Southern China is bracing itself for the arrival of Typhoon Utor - which has already hit the Philippines and Hong Kong.
Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial shrine dedicated to Japan's war dead Thursday, the anniversary of the nation's surrender in World War II.
Europe's economy is showing signs of recovery for the first time since 2011, ending for now the Eurozone's longest recorded recession, according to figures released Wednesday by the European Commission.
North and South Korea have agreed to reopen a jointly operated industrial park that was closed in April, a joint statement said.