The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police.
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Panama Canal authorities say a Chinese container ship's damaging scrape with the canal's new wider locks was caused by bad weather and the vessel not lining up correctly.
Honduras' health minister says eight babies with severe birth defects linked to the Zika virus have been born in the Central American country.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an Olympic truce and urging all warring parties to lay down their weapons and put aside difference during the upcoming summer games in Rio de Janeiro.
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara is not fully operational four months after Morocco expelled most civilian staff members to protest U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon's use of the word "occupation" to describe the status of the disputed territory, the Security Council said Tuesday.
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Targeted by the Taliban for promoting education, Malala Yousafzai encourages students to pursue their dreams.
Authorities in Brazil say two Brazilian navy jets have collided near Rio de Janeiro while training for protecting the Olympic Games that open in 10 days.
A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death.
A group of 14 Venezuelans who crossed illegally into neighboring Guyana apparently to flee the economic crisis engulfing their country will be deported by the end of the week, Guyanese officials said Tuesday.
A spokesman for Armenia's police says two of the gunmen who have been holding a police station in the capital for more than a week have surrendered after an exchange of gunfire.
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The U.N. Security Council called on the Central African Republic's new president on Tuesday to urgently foster reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in order to reunify the country which has been plagued by sectarian violence.
Two days after describing the housing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as "dangerous," Australian athletes and staff started moving into the massive athletes' village compound on Tuesday.
Residents of a Rio de Janeiro shantytown that was demolished earlier this year to make room for the Olympic Park have refused to move into the housing project the municipal government built for them.
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The International Monetary Fund reached an agreement Tuesday with Moldova for a $179 million, 3-year loan arrangement conditional on the government carrying out reforms.
The Latest on the attack on a French church claimed by Islamic State group (all times local):