U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State's self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink ever smaller since summer.
Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign.
American author George Saunders won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife.
Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there.
The Guatemalan government has renewed the visa of the U.N. anti-corruption commissioner but instructed him to "refrain from interfering in the internal affairs" of the country.
Mosques will collect money to help those affected by the bombing.
Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.
The Latest on Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh (all times local):
The Senate rejected a decision of Brazil's top court and returned a suspended lawmaker to his post Tuesday, in what critics said was the latest self-protection move by politicians accused of corruption.
Anguished families scoured Somalia's capital Tuesday in search of scores still missing from Saturday's bomb blast that killed more than 300 people in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years.
The latest on the deadly explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local):
It's unclear what next move in Syria is for U.S.
Separatists had held the facilities for three years.
The Latest on developments in Syria as Islamic State militants make their last stand in the city of Raqqa (all times local):
Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday suspended protests intended to press for reforms to Kenya's electoral commission ahead of the second attempt at a presidential election being held Oct. 26.
A small plane used by Greenpeace crashed in Brazil's Amazon rain forest Tuesday, killing one of the five people on board, the environmental group said.
Separatists angry about arrest of two leaders.
Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk — a dramatic redeployment of forces that opened the way for government troops to move into energy-rich and other strategically important territories.
Spain's top court ruled Tuesday that an independence referendum in Catalonia was unconstitutional, adding weight to government efforts to block the region from breaking away from the rest of the country but not persuading demonstrators demanding the release of two jailed separatist activists.
Chinese nationals allegedly sold fentanyl to Americans.