Heavy clashes erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria's divided city of Aleppo late Saturday after a unilateral ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expired.
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Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years since their ship was hijacked in the Indian Ocean, government officials and a maritime expert said on Saturday.
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French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday asked the UN Security Council to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and urged that those behind the attacks be placed under sanctions.
US couple Marlene and Spencer Hays have bequeathed their enormous collection of late 19th and early 20th century masterpieces to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris upon their death, in the largest gift to a French museum by a foreign donor in over 70 years.
The UN named comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite a petition signed by over 1,000 UN staffers protesting the fictional character’s “overtly sexualised image”.
Iraqi forces pushed into a town near the Islamic State group-held city of Mosul Saturday after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes.
Cyber attacks targeting a little known internet infrastructure company, Dyn, disrupted access to dozens of websites on Friday, preventing some users from accessing PayPal, Twitter and Spotify.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday.
An international inquiry found Friday that Syrian government forces were responsible for a third toxic gas attack, setting the stage for a showdown between Russia and western council members over how to respond.