The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests.
Pope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican.
A Brazilian judge has ordered the release of a high-ranking IOC member who was arrested during the Rio de Janeiro Games in a ticket-scalping probe.
A Security Council diplomat says Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres topped the third informal poll of candidates seeking to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general, making him the clear front-runner for the job.
Venezuela is accusing the United States and the country's political opposition of planning a coup for Thursday, the day that government opponents have called a march to demand a recall vote against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
The speaker of the Chamber of Deputies in Puerto Rico has resigned under pressure from party leaders because of his connections to a former fundraiser convicted in a political corruption case.
Greek police say a senior traffic police officer has been beaten up by unknown youths after the end of a protest march by anarchists and left wingers in Athens.
Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say six senior interior ministry officials have been indicted on suspicion of embezzlement and making false statements.
Twice-ousted Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide has made a rare public appearance at a street rally to support the candidate of the political faction he founded decades ago.
Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town and let them watch it on screens in their emergency tent camp.
Pope Francis met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican on Monday.
The skies above this small northern Iraqi town are black with smoke and ash rains down from around a half dozen oil wells that Islamic State group fighters set ablaze as Iraqi troops moved in to retake Qayara last week.
A Pennsylvania drug company has launched a clinical trial of a Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus.
Gov. Mark Dayton met with leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church last Sunday, and it wasn't to share a slice of baklava at the Greek…
London police have made about 240 arrests at the Notting Hill Carnival as thousands of revelers turned out for one of Europe's largest street parties.
The international charity World Vision is calling for a "fair and transparent" trial for a Gaza employee arrested by Israel for allegedly funneling money to Hamas.
Lithuania's president has joined hundreds of people marking the 75th anniversary of the massacre of about 2,000 Jews by Nazi occupiers and their Lithuanian collaborators in the town of Moletai.
Tunisia's defense ministry says that three soldiers have been killed in an explosion after a patrol hit anti-tank mines near the Algerian border.
South Sudanese refugees have greeted a visit by the U.N. refugee chief to their camp in Uganda with demands for better food.