Catalonia's elder statesman, and a leading advocate of its independence from Spain, will be stripped of his pension and privileges as he admitted to hiding money abroad for more than 30 years, the region's government said.
A huge blaze raged for a third day at a fuel depot near Tripoli's airport on Tuesday, while a paramilitary warplane crashed in Libya's second city Benghazi during fighting with Islamists.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh US help in trying to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on Tuesday, killing an elderly woman who fell as she fled her home and injuring another woman who was evacuated from a hospital.
Canada evacuated diplomatic staff from Libya on Tuesday amid growing lawlessness and unrest and after similar moves by other Western nations.
One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.
US consumers often incorrectly estimate how much data they consume online and pay Internet providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do, a US government watchdog said in findings that were released today.
Islamic State fighters on Tuesday destroyed a key bridge on the highway leading north from Baghdad, a move that could further hamper Iraqi government efforts to battle jihadists
A Libyan fighter jet engaged in paramilitary attacks on Islamists in the restive eastern city of Benghazi crashed and exploded earlier today after its pilot safely ejected, a military source and a witness said.
The California-based International Surfing Association says the island nation in the Indian Ocean has become its 86th member as part of a drive to promote the sport in Africa.
A summit of Pacific leaders opened in Palau today with a call for developed nations to take action on climate change and stop overfishing the world's largest ocean.
Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms on Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument promoting peace.
Internet entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar is shifting the focus of his online news operation, says he wants to "incubate" to improve journalism with new technology.
The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a week long visit from January 12th to 19th to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
The US is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem.