The Nigerian army said Thursday it rescued 59 women, children, and older men who had been captured by Islamic militants.
Afghan government officials said Wednesday that Taliban chief Mullah Omar is dead.
Turkish warplanes bombarded Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Wednesday.
Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil appeared in a court in Harare Wednesday.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is in Iran.
North Korea’s ambassador to China says his country is not interested in international negotiations about its nuclear program.
South Korea says the MERS outbreak in the country is over.
U.S. scientists said Thursday that they had discovered a planet similar to Earth around a distant sun-like star.
At least 20 people were killed in northern Cameroon Wednesday in two suicide bombings.
Turkey briefly blocked access to Twitter Wednesday to prevent the spread of images of Monday’s bombing in Suruc.