Venezuela is one of the most violent countries in the world that is not at war, with 58 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2015.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is reportedly selling its sex slaves online in a bid to raise funds.
One suspect was dead and a second was wounded after reports of multiple gunshots in Houston, while another person was found dead in a vehicle, police said on Sunday.
Israeli media say a police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending.
Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic presidential nominee, a top party Senator said today while dismissing allegation that she violated the law by using personal email server during her tenure as the the secretary of state.
Iran said today its pilgrims will miss the pilgrimage this year because Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's holiest sites, was raising obstacles and "blocking the path to Allah" for its faithful.
Obama did not publicly mention the surprise 1941 attack that pulled the US into World War II while on his historic trip to Japan this week, during which he became the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima.
The boats sank south of Italy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as the migrants tried to reach Europe in unseaworthy vessels, reports Daily Star.
A total of 150 rescuers and firefighters who were dispatched to the scene managed to rescue 18 people.
The Iranian Hajj Organisation said: "Saudi Arabia is opposing the absolute right of Iranians to go on the hajj and is blocking the path leading to Allah."
In response to their worsening financial situation, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is continuing to increase taxes and fines throughout its territory and in some cases introducing new ones.
The offensive against the towns of Marea and Azaz threatens to overrun the last swathe of territory in the east of Aleppo province held by non-jihadist rebels and bring IS to the doorstep of the Kurds' Afrin enclave.
Up to 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in deadly shipwrecks off the coast of Libya this week, the UN`s refugee agency said Sunday, citing survivor testimony.
The parents of a seven-year-old Japanese boy missing in the mountains confessed on Sunday they had left him as a punishment and he did not get lost during a hike as first claimed, police said.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is determined not to join a long list of politicians who have conceded defeat to protesters, he told the Journal Du Dimanche (JDD) newspaper, as the government prepares to dig in its heels on labour reform.
The fire tore through the temporary two-storey shelter for the elderly which was located in the village of Litochky.
Moderate conservative Ali Larijani retained the speakership of Iran`s parliament Sunday despite major gains for reformists in February elections, benefiting from credit gained by his support for last year`s nuclear deal.
When Swiss engineer Carl Eduard Gruner came up with the idea to build the world's longest rail tunnel under the Alps in 1947, he predicted the visionary project could be finished by the start of the 21st century.
Nameless migrants laid to rest in unmarked scrubland, murder victims dumped in mass graves, desperate searches for the missing after natural disasters. Around the world, millions of families wait in vain to bury their dead.
Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday.
The Cincinnati Zoo in the US state of Ohio houses 11 gorillas, according to its website.
The Brazilian Police on Saturday said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack.
The Obama administration has moved to block sales of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen, amid reports of mounting civilian casualties there, a US media report said on Saturday.
Beijing: An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on Saturday, said the China Earthquake Networks Centre.
Lightning struck a football pitch in western Germany today, injuring 35 people, three of them seriously, media reported.
Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged newly-elected lawmakers to resist "schemes" of the West.
A Thai man who fought off a three-metre (10-foot) python that bit his penis while he was squatting on the toilet is recovering, hospital staff said Saturday.
The aunt of North Korea`s supreme leader Kim Jong-Un lives anonymously in the United States, where she runs a dry-cleaning business after having defected in 1998, The Washington Post reported Friday.
United States Senator Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has said that Pakistan`s support can help destabilise the Taliban far more rapidly than U.S. military operations alone could.
The US military in Japan is restricting celebrations and off-base alcohol consumption in Okinawa after the arrest of a former Marine suspected of killing a woman on the southern Japanese island.
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