Beijing has become the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games.
Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.
The killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws against illegal wildlife trading.
Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from the missing flight.
The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.
Wildlife officials accused an American hunter of killing one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.
The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.
The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.
President Barack Obama told Kenya the U.S. is ready to work more closely in the battle against Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and discrimination.
Even as immigration remains a hot topic in the presidential campaign, the number of people emigrating from Mexico to the U.S. - legally and illegally - has dropped sharply in recent years.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani both counter-attacked against conservatives at home who are trying to block last week's nuclear deal.
Iran's government tried to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, but some Congressional leaders promise to do "everything possible" to sink the deal.
Nearly three-fourths of Americans think the U.S. should have diplomatic ties with Cuba.
Officials say they are disturbed by anti-U.S. hostility voiced by Iran's top leader after a nuclear deal, as both countries sought to calm opposition to the accord from hardliners at home.
Greek banks reopened Monday for the first time in three weeks, but strict limits on cash withdrawals and higher taxes on everything from coffee to diapers meant the economic outlook for the recession-battered country was far from back to normal.
The Cuban flag has been hoisted at the country's embassy in Washington. It's a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations.
A midday explosion rocked the Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border on Monday, killing 28 people and sending nearly 100 others to the hospital in what appears to be a suicide bombing.
President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical lawmakers and nervous allies, insisted the landmark agreement was the only alternative to a nuclear arms race.
NATO and its allies will hold their biggest military exercise in more than a decade, deploying 36,000 personnel to counter the threat of Islamic State on the alliance's southern flank.
The U.S. circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would endorse the Iran nuclear deal and end sanctions but retain an arms embargo and ballistic missile technology ban.