Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days.
The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in a battle against the militants.
Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, Buckingham Palace said on Monday.
Dozens of bodies were scattered around the smouldering wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed in a field in eastern Ukraine.
President Barack Obama paid tribute on Friday to U.S. veterans who 70 years ago stormed the beaches of northern France.
Christians, many belonging to ancient denominations found only in Syria, form about 10 percent of the country's population. Most fear the rising power of Islamist groups within the rebel movement fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, although many are also wary of the authorities.
The avalanche struck a perilous passage called the Khumbu Icefall, which is riddled with crevasses and piled with serac - or huge chunks of ice - that can break free without warning.
BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations seen as increasingly hostile to so-called crypto-currencies.
Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.
Aircraft and ships ploughed through dire weather on Thursday in search of objects floating in remote seas off Australia that Malaysia's government called a "credible lead" in the trans-continental hunt for a jetliner missing for nearly two weeks.
Russia's Winter Olympics got underway on Friday with a grandiose opening ceremony watched by President Vladimir Putin, who will be keen to calm fears of militant attacks and move on from a row over gay rights that has marred the buildup to the Games.
Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian designer of the AK-47 assault rifle which has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, died on Monday aged 94, officials said.
President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a rare gesture between the leaders of the ideologically opposed nations that reflected the anti-apartheid hero's spirit of reconciliation.
Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world.
Rescue workers struggled to reach ravaged towns and villages in the central Philippines on Monday as they tried to deliver aid to survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people and displaced more than 600,000.
- Baby food recalled over fear of glass contamination
- Ex-Gator, NFL star Aaron Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing
- POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Sen. Johnny Isakson argues for trade promotion authority passage
- Feds want Gwinnett to repay Georgia some funds from assistance grant
- US military Twitter account hijacked by ISIS supporters
- Paul Revere, Sam Adams 220-year-old time capsule opened | PHOTO GALLERY
- ESPN anchor Stuart Scott dies of cancer at 49
- Keurig recalls more than 7 million brewing machines
- Musician Joe Cocker dead at 70
- Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell shot and killed; arrest made
- POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall co-sponsors bill to end free mail for congressmen
- Planning commission postpones decision on massive Loganville-area development
- Charlotte Nash taking the reins at statewide commissioners group
- BOC approves $13.3 million road resurfacing project
- Commissioners reduce 2009-2014 tax digest by nearly $9.7 million
- POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall, Perdue call for FairTax passage
- Commissioners OK new internal auditing structure
- County transit operating, maintenance contract extended for six months
- GBI to begin investigating Gwinnett police shootings
- Clerk of Courts office completes website revamp
- Deal signs law legalizing medical marijuana
- Former Georgia police chief indicted over shooting wife in bed
- Two more Georgia hospitals closing baby delivery units
- POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressmen advocate for 2016 presidential debate in Georgia
- Deal: Year-to-year state revenues up 9 percent in March
- Health legislation: Who won and who lost?
- Gwinnett leaders looking at impact of amended transportation bill
- Eleven former Atlanta public school educators guilty in test-cheating case
- Gwinnett unemployment rate below regional average in February
- GDOT rolls out smarter, revamped website for travelers