An environmental panel says fewer than 100 of Mexico's vaquita marina porpoises are left and they are in imminent danger of extinction.
Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.
Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts.
A white police office's chokehold on a black New York City man last month caused his death, the medical examiner announced on Friday, ruling it a homicide.
President Xi Jinping is likely to promote a corruption whistleblower to China's top military decision-making body to underscore his determination to tackle graft inside the country's rapidly modernising armed forces, two sources said.
A bitter row erupted Friday between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival in the presidential election after the premier accused his opponent of not recognising the Turkish national anthem.
Uruguay's plan to create the world's first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot may be going up in smoke.
One of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history was given additional death sentences on Friday for four killings linked to him through DNA testing while he was on death row.
Friday's disappearance of an Israeli soldier, apparently captured in Gaza, has echoes of the June 2006 seizure of conscript Gilad Shalit who was held by Palestinian militants for five years.
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.
Chinese parents are being offered cash rewards to give their newborn children the mother's last name, a report said on Friday, in an unusual attempt to address the traditional preference for sons.
Taiwanese authorities said on Friday that black boxes from the TransAsia Airways flight that crashed last week, killing 48 people, showed no distress call was recorded before the plane plunged into houses after an aborted landing.
President Barack Obama admitted on Friday that US officials had "tortured some folks" in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, but urged they not be judged too harshly.
Google confirmed on Friday that it was selling an enormous floating barge being converted into a space for showing off and learning about technology.
President Barack Obama is calling for the unconditional and immediate release of an Israeli soldier who was apparently captured in a clash with Hamas militants.