Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers expressed outrage Wednesday over Washington's historic Cuba breakthrough, saying President Barack Obama conceded "everything" to a brutal Castro regime and warning Congress will block efforts to lift the trade embargo.
Record high temperatures in Alaska, below average snow cover across the Arctic and excess summer ice melting in Greenland were observed this year by scientists, raising new concerns about global warming.
An eerie silence hung over the shattered, blood-spattered corridors and classrooms of the Army Public School on Wednesday - the silence of 132 dead Pakistani children, their lives cut short by Taliban gunmen.
Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday called off a four-month long protest movement to topple the government following the massacre of nearly 150 people by the Taliban at a school in the northwest.
Pakistan's army chief and the head of its main intelligence agency flew to neighbouring Afghanistan on Wednesday to seek help in battling the militants behind this week's school massacre in Pakistan in which 145 people were killed.