Tens of thousands of people came out on the streets in Myanmar on Sunday to demonstrate against last month's coup despite overnight raids by security forces in the main city Yangon to crack down on protest leaders.
Pope Francis bid farewell to Top Shi'te Cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani after he held a historic meeting with him on Saturday in a show of appeal for coexistence in a land torn by sectarianism and violence.
Hundreds of Thai demonstrators defied a public gathering ban on Saturday to demand the release of jailed protest leaders, part of a movement calling for a reform to the monarchy as well as the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chanocha. Jayson..
The Senate on Saturday passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in a party-line vote after an all-night session that saw Democrats battling among themselves over jobless aid and the Republican minority failing to push through..
California health officials set new rules on Friday that would allow Disneyland and other theme parks, stadiums, and outdoor entertainment venues to reopen as early as April 1 after a closure of nearly a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fred..
An Italian prosecutor demanded on Saturday life sentence for two young Americans accused of murdering a policeman following a botched drugs sale in Rome. Lucy Fielder reports. Finnegan Lee Elder, who was 19 at the time, has admitted to the stabbing..
Pope Francis held a historic meeting with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric in the holy city of Najaf on Saturday and visited the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham, to condemn violence in the name of God as "the greatest blasphemy". Lucy Fielder reports.
Protesters clashed with police in Paraguay's capital, Asuncion, late on Friday as anger over the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis boiled over into the streets and forced the resignation of the country's top health official. Gloria Tso..
U.S. border agents detained nearly 100,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in February, according to two people familiar with preliminary figures, the highest monthly total since a major border surge in mid-2019. Gloria Tso reports.
The United States Congress is scrambling to complete work on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill before some existing pandemic-related benefits are due to expire. Freddie Joyner has more.
Preliminary data from a study conducted at the University of Oxford indicates that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca is effective against the Brazilian variant of the disease. Colette Luke has more.
Voting rights groups are calling on companies such as Coca-Cola Co and Delta Air Lines Inc to oppose efforts by Republican lawmakers in Georgia to enact sweeping new restrictions on voting access in the battleground state. This report produced by..
Ludovic Franceschet has become an unlikely youth culture hit in France with time-lapse videos of him sweeping up piles of trash, dancing and making heart-felt appeals to people to keep the planet clean.
Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell has sued Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other allies of the former president over the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol when violent Trump supporters tried to stop the certification of Trump's election..
Police in Myanmar on Friday again opened fire on protesters against last month's military coup, killing one man. International condemnation has rained down on the junta ahead of a United Nations Security Council meeting. Emer McCarthy reports.
U.S. jobs increased more than expected in February amid falling new COVID-19 cases, quickening vaccination rates and additional pandemic relief money from the government, putting the labor market recovery back on firmer footing and on course for..
A powerful set of undersea quakes striking north-east of New Zealand on Friday and a potential tsunami threat amid the coronavirus pandemic led to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cursing the bad luck the country was facing.
Just about over a year ago, Erica Chan was flying around the world working as a flight attendant for Cathay Pacific. But after the company laid off 5,000 staff, she followed her passion in floral art and opened her own business selling custom-made..
Pope Francis landed in Baghdad on Friday for his most risky foreign trip since his election in 2012, saying he felt duty-bound to make the "emblematic" visit because Iraq had suffered so much for so long.
Thousands of New Zealanders evacuated from coastal areas were allowed to return home, after the nation downgraded its tsunami threat that came as a result of three offshore earthquakes on Friday morning. Jayson Albano reports.
The United States on Thursday unveiled new measures to punish Myanmar's army for its Feb. 1 coup, blocking the ministries of defense and home affairs and top military conglomerates from certain types of trade. Gloria Tso reports.
The second of three women who have accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct rejected his public apology on Thursday, a response likely to ratchet up pressure on the embattled Democrat.
The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to take up President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill, setting up what is likely to be a contentious, days-long debate over the merits of the sweeping package. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.