A former Thai prime minister and key member of the embattled Shinawatra family pleaded not guilty today to criminal charges of abuse of power over a crackdown on a 2008 protest, the latest court case to ensnare the divisive clan.
British Prime Minister David Cameron prepared today to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "flexible and imaginative" EU reforms, but faces an uphill battle against Franco-German plans for a more integrated Eurozone.
The spiral notebook is a road map to murder, filled with plans, diagrams and to-do lists that James E. Holmes laid out in scrupulous detail before carrying out a shooting rampage in a Colorado movie theater.
Police body camera footage published online by a rights group on Thursday showed two California officers wrestling to the ground a black woman who was eight months pregnant, and arresting her following a dispute with another woman.
Hours after they swept into the Syrian city of Palmyra last week, Islamic State militants carried out scores of summary executions, leaving the bodies of victims - including dozens of government soldiers - in the streets.
President Vladimir V. Putin sought to transform the burgeoning scandal over corruption in soccer's international governing body into an extension of the confrontation between Russia and the West on Thursday, accusing the United States of global overreach while invoking the fates of Edward J. Snowden and Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder.
A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday, blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of the island's residents and forcing airlines to divert some flights.
Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities, six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report.
A wealthy businesswoman who poisoned her son in a Manhattan hotel room was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in state prison for manslaughter, ending a bizarre case that turned on her claim that she murdered her child to prevent him from being sexually tortured.
With eight declared Republican presidential hopefuls and eight more expected to run, consensus has been brushed aside for 2016, as Grand Old Party (GOP) rivals battle to shape the future of the party, and America, in the post-Obama era.