Kurdish fighters defending Syria's border town of Kobane held out against the Islamic State group on Wednesday, anxious for relief as Iraq's Kurdish parliament was set to vote on sending reinforcements.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released one of three Americans detained in the country taking into consideration "repeated requests" of U.S. President Barack Obama, Pyongyang's state KCNA news agency said on Wednesday.
A day after federal safety regulators warned owners of recalled vehicles with defective air bags to "act immediately" and get them replaced because they could explode, consumers Tuesday were left grasping for answers.
Wednesday October 22, 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who won election on a vow of clean government, said on Wednesday he would have to find new people to fill some of his cabinet posts after the anti-graft agency rejected eight of the people he picked.
The influential spokesman of the Pakistani Taliban has been sacked for pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and for feuding with his leader Maulana Fazlullah, according to a statement and senior commanders.
The mother of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend insisted she did not want "revenge" Wednesday, the day after the disgraced South African athlete was handed a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.
A Polish man who was paralyzed from the chest down after a knife attack several years ago is now able to get around using a walker and has recovered some sensation in his legs after receiving a novel nerve-regeneration treatment, according to a new report that has generated both hope and controversy.