Turkish Prosecutor Held Hostage by Militants Dies After Special Forces Storm Courthouse
An operation was launched inside the Istanbul courthouse where gunmen linked to the far left DHKP/C had been holding the prosecutor investigating the death of teenager Berkin Elvan during 2013 protests.
Police Hunt for Armed Prisoner on the Run After Escaping Virginia Hospital
A manhunt is underway in the area for a man described by police as "armed and dangerous." He was in the custody of a private security guard when he fled with the officer's gun.
Libya Siege: Eight Reported Killed as Gunmen Attack Top Hotel in Tripoli
The Corinthia Hotel, a hub for foreign visitors, was attacked by gunmen possibly linked to the Islamic State. Follow the latest developments here.
Argentine Prosecutor Who Accused President of Bombing Cover-Up Found Dead
Alberto Nisman was due to testify to parliament on Monday over his claims that Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner plotted to clear Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.
LIVE UPDATES: 'Charlie Hebdo' Suspects and Gunman in Paris Kosher Store Killed in Simultaneous Raids
At least four hostages were killed in a kosher shop in the French capital before security forces carried out twin assaults on the site and on a printworks 22 miles from Paris where the magazine attackers were holed up. Follow latest developments here.
Police Shoot Dead 'Armed' Black Teenager at St. Louis Gas Station
The death drew immediate protests in the suburb of Berkeley, just a few miles from Ferguson, where the killing of Michael Brown sparked months of unrest.
Palestinian Minister Dies After Confrontation with Israeli Soldiers at West Bank Protest
Video footage shows a soldier repeatedly grabbing the throat of Ziad Abu Ein, who died on the way to hospital. His death immediately sparked clashes in the Palestinian territory.
Video Emerges of Al Qaeda in Yemen Threatening to Kill Captive British-American Journalist
The group said Luke Somers would meet his "inevitable fate" if the United States does not meet a series of demands of which Washington is "aware."
Video of Sisters Beating Men In India Bus Assault Draws Applause
Students Aarti and Pooja fought back when three men began to molest them on their way home from college.
David Cameron Wants to Cut Migrant Access to Welfare in the UK
Britain's prime minister suggested that the UK could leave the EU if its members thwarted his plans on immigration, which is fast becoming the hot-button issue of next year's election.
asia & pacific
Demonstrators and Police Clash in Hong Kong as Officials Clear Out Protest Site
At least 10 pro-democracy activists arrested amid scuffles as officials clear Mong Kok camp; UK politicians pull out of Shanghai visit after China denies visa to former diplomat who voiced support for protesters.
Three Students Wounded, Gunman Dead After Florida University Shooting
One victim is in critical condition after a shooter opened fire at Florida State University's campus in Tallahassee. The shooter was killed by police after apparently opening fire on officers.