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.
In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, US President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom on Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch.
For what may be the last time, elderly Holocaust survivors returned to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp 70 years after its liberation on Tuesday, to urge the world never to forget one of history's worst atrocities.