Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.
A team of NASA scientists is testing new equipment in Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada, to better equip themselves for exploring Mars.
At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighbouring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.
In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups like Boko Haram.
Canada on Tuesday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China.
Egypt's official news agency says three suspected militants have died when their car blew up south of Cairo.
A debt-ridden college graduate in China has been detained for allegedly murdering a woman who offered massage service at her downtown home.
Portugal's Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, and a police investigation.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he would hold a top-level government meeting to discuss the outbreak of the highly-infectious Ebola virus across West Africa which he warned posed a threat to Britain.
Russia's central bank is promising to support financial institutions hit by US sanctions as stocks took a tumble on opening in Moscow.
The new chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) said on Wednesday that he was determined to change the unhealthy lifestyle choices that have made his region the fattest in the world.
Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said on Tuesday.
When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the US last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.
Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting US surgeon general warned in a report released on Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, US and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations in Ukraine.