The militants released several members of the ethnic minority group, but the fate of many others abducted last week in northeastern Syria remains unclear.
Activists responded to a report that Chicago police beat detainees, denied access to counsel, and kept arrestees out of the booking system at a warehouse called Homan Square.
Venezuela’s president announced new limitations and travel restrictions on Americans and said several US citizens had been detained for espionage, including a pilot.
Joakim Medin, a freelance journalist and VICE News contributor, was detained by the Assad regime and held in solitary confinement in a cell that resembled a “torture chamber.”
Witnesses reportedly said a girl who killed herself and at least five others in an attack on a market in northeastern Nigeria could not have been more than eight years old.
A day after al Shabaab killed dozens in an attack on a hotel in Mogadishu, the Somali militant group called for assaults on shopping centers in the US, UK, and Canada.
Footage shows a panicked crowd scattering after a large blast caused by a bomb that was tossed out the window of a car in the eastern city of Kharkiv.
As average, global temperatures increase, animals are moving into new habitats, carrying with them deadly diseases that are increasingly infecting humans.
A video released Sunday by the militant group purportedly shows the murder of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who were kidnapped earlier this year in Libya.
The gruesome killing and attempted rape of a 20-year-old university student is just tip of the iceberg in Turkey's plague of violence against women.
Police arrested at least two people as part of their investigation into the deadly attacks on a free speech event and a synagogue in the city this weekend.
Separatists that have encircled the strategic town of Debaltseve have reportedly said the truce that was declared Sunday does not apply to them.
A judge has declared that conversion therapy — the practice of "curing" gay people through counseling — is fraud because it falsely defines homosexuality as a disorder.
The clashes occurred just days after Egypt resumed allowing fans at soccer games after a lengthy ban prompted by another deadly incident in 2012.
Sandra Avila Beltran was released from prison Saturday, the latest powerful organized crime figure to be freed by Mexican courts on a legal technicality.
North Korea successfully tested an advanced anti-ship cruise missile Saturday that analysts say appears identical to a weapon used by Russia.
Locals upset over traders buying untaxed goods in Hong Kong to resell in mainland China took to the streets Sunday despite the recent government crackdown on protests.
A Columbia University researcher found that volcanic eruptions in the world's oceans occur in 'pulses' and are influenced by sea levels, something not accounted for in models of the Earth's climate.
Police say a 3-year-old boy shot his father and pregnant mother with just one bullet fired from a pistol he found in their Albuquerque motel room.
The al Nusra Front claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed six people Sunday in Damascus, mainly Shiite Muslims visiting from Lebanon.