A barrage of air strikes, rocket fire, and artillery slammed into several towns across Eastern Ghouta on Monday, February 19, killing 44 civilians and wounding dozens more
(UPDATED) The legislation amounts to a narrow, technical fix, leaving unaddressed the broader, divisive issue of permissive gun laws under a constitutional amendment that protects the right to bear arms
Matthew Falder blackmails many of his 45 victims into sending 'severe abuse images" of themselves' according to Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA).
Facebook must 'stop following and recording internet use by people surfing in Belgium, until it complies with Belgian privacy laws,' the Brussels court says
The tax will be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tons or more of greenhouse gas emissions a year
Officials say hundreds of mountaineers, dogs, and drones are operating around the Dena mountain at altitudes as high as 4,500 meters
Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island spews the thick plume after activity picked in recent days. There are no reports of injuries or deaths.
Residents are scared by a new, weaker earthquake occurring two days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake
The suspects, farmers from the island of Borneo, admit killing the animal, saying it ruined their crops at a pineapple and palm oil plantation, according to authorities
The trade frictions have strained ties at a time when Seoul and Washington are seeking to present a united front against North Korea's nuclear threat
The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother's death says they had no idea they had a 'monster living under our roof'
Roland van Hauwermeiren, who led Oxfam's team in Haiti, was one of 3 staff members who resigned over allegations they hired young sex workers following the devastating 2010 earthquake there
They pledge to make the February 14 slaughter in Parkland, Florida a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control
'We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act if necessary not just against Iran's proxies that are attacking us, but against Iran itself,' adds Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
'They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!' Donald Trump says in an early morning tweet
US authorities have come under mounting scrutiny for failing to act on a series of warning signs
(4th UPDATE) An Iranian passenger plane has crashed into the country's Zagros mountains with more than 50 people on board, the head of the country's emergency services says
"For the first time I feel they are listening to us," says Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of Chilean priest Fernando Karadima
Although more than 110 countries recognize Kosovo's independence, Serbia and dozens of other states have not
On board the UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopter were Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who are both unharmed
Future relations between Britain and the EU is far from certain and the British government is deeply divided over how to proceed
(UPDATED) Jokhang houses one of Tibetan Buddhism's most venerated icons – the Jowo Shakyamuni, a statue believed to be 1 of just 3 crafted during the Buddha's actual lifetime
The 14-time NBA all-star responds to comments by Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham who said sports stars should stay out of politics, claiming James should "shut up and dribble"
The explosion earlier Saturday is one of the most serious incidents on the border of the Hamas-ruled enclave since the Islamist movement and Israel fought a war in 2014
(UPDATED) In Washington, the political response makes clear the powerful NRA lobby remains formidable, while Trump himself suggests the root cause of mass shootings is a crisis of mental health – making no mention of gun control
It caps a tumultuous week that saw Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resign, a strike in the country's largest region, and a massive prisoner amnesty
'The newly-appointed members will add to the commission's global perspective in the protection of minors and vulnerable adults,' says US Cardinal Sean O'Malley
'We want to see our region and the world free from terrorism,' says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
(2nd UPDATE) 'So as long as we don't see facts, everything else is blabber,' says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
British Prime Minister Theresa May also warns European partners not to put politics above cooperation against crime and terrorism
The Boston Globe's Spotlight team says more than 50 models had detailed alleged misconduct they had experienced, from touching to assault
Chief of Staff John Kelly proposed a series of tweaks intended to limit temporary security clearances, but which also seemed designed to draw a line under the Rob Porter scandal.
The story of expanding global media networks is often told as if they spread freedom everywhere, liberally and evenly. But when we ask freedom for whom, the tale gets more complex.
(UPDATED) The FBI admits it had received a chilling warning in January from a tipster who said the 19-year-old gunman, Nikolas Cruz, could be planning a mass shooting, but that agents failed to follow up
The indictment details a stunning operation launched in 2014 in a bid to sow social division in the US and influence American politics 'including the presidential election of 2016'
(UPDATED) Both Mexico's National Seismological Service and the US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.2
'We are not going to act alone any longer, not US doing one thing, Turkey doing another,' US State Secretary Rex Tillerson says after the talks. 'We will work together... we have good mechanisms on how we can achieve this,' he adds.
After crossing the finish after 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) of gruelling freestyle cross-country racing on Friday, February 16, German Madrazo is lifted high into the air and onto the shoulders of two other athletes
The plane's debris and the bodies of the pilots are found by search and rescue teams 3 kilometers (less than two miles) from the base
The organization says it would create a commission which will 'operate at arms-length from Oxfam' and be given access to the charity's records and interview staff in a bid to stamp out abuse
As the city welcomes the Year of the Dog, pet owners are pushing out the boat more than ever to ensure their pooches are glossed and spritzed, with money no object
(UPDATED) 'Cruz stated that he was the gunman who entered the school campus armed with a AR-15 and began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on the school grounds,' court documents show
(UPDATED) In his address, the US leader avoids all mention of firearms, or the politically fraught issue of gun control, vowing instead to 'tackle the difficult issue of mental health'
Nikolas Cruz, 19, kills 17 people in a hail of gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida
'Issues to do with corruption, issues of how we can straighten out our state-owned enterprises and how we deal with 'state capture' are issues that are on our radar screen,' South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tells lawmakers in parliament
(UPDATED) The European Commission says social media companies in general need to do more to comply with EU consumer rules
(UPDATED) Statements from Washington and London say Russia would face ramifications for the attacks that crippled computer networks in the United States and Europe, including those of some big corporations
K.P. Sharma Oli will head the first government elected under a new national constitution that cements Nepal's transformation from Hindu monarchy to a federal republic 11 years after the end of a brutal Maoist insurgency
The strain is identified in a 68-year-old woman from the eastern province of Jiangsu who was admitted to a hospital after falling ill on December 25. She has since recovered.
The figures come as militants ramp up their assaults on urban areas following US President Donald Trump's announcement last August that the American presence in Afghanistan will remain open-ended