Remember last week when President Obama said he planned to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq? Well, the U.S. couldn't do it until the Iraqi government gave U.S. soldiers immunity from prosecution, through what's called a "diplomatic note."
Russian President Vladimir Putin has placed his armed forces on "full combat alert," the state-run news agency ITAR-Tass reports.
With 30 seconds left and despite astronomical odds, the United States men's national soccer team was about to qualify for the second round of the World Cup.
Blemished, battered and cut, the "British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta" is a stamp with a twisty tale to tell, one that begins in the hands of a young Scottish boy and passes through the hands of a killer.
At least 51.2 million people are now living under forced displacement, a UN agency says, announcing its tally of people who are seeking refuge or asylum, or who are internally displaced.
The name John Anthony Brooks likely didn't ring a bell for many Americans before Monday. But by minute 87 of the U.S. vs. Ghana game, John Brooks had become America's newest national hero.
Half a million people reportedly have been streaming out of a major Iraqi city that was seized by Islamist militants this week.
Since the news broke, Irish media have reported that at least three similar church-run facilities also have mass graveyards.
On the 25th anniversary of the massacre that broke up pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, China's government is quashing many attempts to mention the fateful date, with heavy security and online monitoring.
New federal regulations that aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will have a large economic upside, largely through health savings, says Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.