Boko Haram has released nearly 200 hostages, most of them women, who were kidnapped from a village in the northeast Nigerian state of Yobe, a community leader and a military source told AFP on Saturday.
The Japanese government expressed outrage at an image released Saturday that appeared to show the decapitated body of one of two Japanese hostages captured by Islamic State militants, and President Barack Obama condemned what he called a "brutal murder."
A private spacecraft company run by billionaire Elon Musk has dropped a lawsuit alleging the US Air Force improperly awarded a contract to launch military satellites to a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally on Saturday that the US needs a "spiritual revival," as he continued to court religious conservatives for a possible presidential campaign.
Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the biggest demonstrations yet against the Houthi group that dominates the country, two days after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's resignation left the country in political limbo.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly rocket attack in Ukraine's government-held port of Mariupol on Saturday and denounced "provocative statements" made by pro-Russian separatist fighters.
The apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State was a reminder of the group's 'murderous barbarity', British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday, as Japan scrambled to verify an online video.
Thousands of opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro marched in Caracas on Saturday to denounce the socialist government for a deepening economic crisis marked by widespread shortages and galloping inflation.
UN member states agreed on Saturday to begin negotiations on a treaty to protect marine biodiversity in ocean areas extending beyond territorial waters, in a move heralded by environmental organizations.