Teachers in northwest Pakistan are being given firearms training and will be allowed to take guns into the classroom in a bid to strengthen security following a Taliban massacre at a school last month.
Indonesia's search for dozens of victims still unaccounted for from last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet could end within days if no more bodies are found, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
Wednesday January 28, 2015, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Amid controversy, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the US denied media reports that the country's state television had blurred out America's First Lady Michelle Obama as her husband US president Barack Obama met new Saudi King Salman.
Indonesia's civilian search and rescue agency said on Wednesday it would continue to search for remains of victims from the AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea killing all 162 people on board.
President Obama pressed India on Tuesday to do more to curb the pollution that is choking its capital and contributing to global climate change, as he wrapped up a visit that yielded no meaningful breakthrough on the issue.
A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today termed "despicable" a new video appearing to show Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State militants, saying he could be killed in 24 hours.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, elected to a second term in October despite overseeing four years of sluggish growth, on Tuesday stressed the need for lower spending to balance the books and urged an end to corruption.
Kurdish fighters' expulsion of Islamic State forces from the Syrian town of Kobani helped stop the momentum of the Islamist group but is not a significant turning point in the overall campaign, a senior US State Department official said on Tuesday.
Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras distanced himself on Tuesday from a threat by EU leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine, saying Athens was not consulted about the warning.