A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil and catastrophe is coming to an end as the last of the blue-helmeted soldiers from around the world leave despite concerns that the police and justice system are still not adequate to ensure security in the country.
Newly formed Tropical Storm Nate was blamed Thursday for at least 22 deaths across Central America as it dumped rain across the region on a path that would carry it toward a potential landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.
Four people were killed and at least 14 injured Thursday in a confusing attack on protesting coca farmers that authorities blamed on a dissident faction of a disarmed guerrilla group and local activists attributed to government security forces opening fire.
U.S. Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers arrived in Mexico Thursday to participate in a last-ditch effort to catch, enclose and protect the last few dozen surviving vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it’s unacceptable and appalling that more than 8,000 children were killed and injured in conflicts across the world last year and is urging combatants to do more to protect boys and girls.
Toronto city council has voted against naming a stadium after former Mayor Rob Ford.
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the U.N. mission in Colombia to monitor and verify the temporary cease-fire between the government and the country’s last remaining rebel group, the National Liberation Army known as the ELN.
The trial of a Somali man accused of kidnapping Canadian freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout has started.
The Baltic country’s emergency-services hotline and part of its cell network went down during major Russian military exercises.
The head of Russia’s top domestic security agency is rejecting allegations of interference in the U.S. election.
Journalist Miwa Sado was killed, at the age of 31, by “karoshi” — the Japanese word for death due to overwork.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama says that diplomacy, rather than military might, is the best way to deal with the “real threat” presented by North Korea.
Some human traits that are linked to sunlight — including mood and sleep patterns — may be influenced by a person’s Neanderthal forefathers, according to a study published Thursday.
Attacks on a Jewish school and French police officers in 2012 has become seen as opening a new wave of terrorism from within.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has visited Belarus, emphasizing plans to bolster military ties with the ex-Soviet nation.
Officials say a security guard at a day care center in southeastern Brazil doused children with alcohol and then set it alight, killing at least four children and injuring 20.
The Hungarian government has resumed its campaign against Hungarian-American billionaire philanthropist George Soros and his support for migration.
High winds have swept through northern Germany, knocking down trees that killed at least two people and causing widespread flight and train delays and cancellations.
Handicapping one of the world's most prestigious awards.
Credit ratings agency DBRS thinks soccer clubs in Europe will find it increasingly attractive to raise capital in equity and debt markets as a result of their “more sophisticated” business models.