Some Pentagon lawyers are protesting the military’s recent use of female soldiers at the secret prison for ex-CIA captives on the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. War court censors blacked out the words “male” and “female” in their legal motion.
After U.S. and Colombian authorities busted child-sex trafficking networks in three Colombian cities, authorities say they are following leads that could result in dozens of arrests in the United States.
Ambassador Thomas Shannon, who is a counselor to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, will head to Haiti Thursday in hopes of breaking a political impasse between the government and opposition that has led to long-delayed legislative and local elections.
A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group.
Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.
The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day to marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece.
Solid quarterly results from a range of big companies helped send the stock market slightly higher Thursday. The standout was Visa, whose 10 percent jump helped tug the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 200 points.
Burkina Faso's leader faced the greatest threat to his rule in nearly three decades Thursday, prompting a state of emergency and the dissolution of parliament after violent protests erupted over a proposal to prolong his time in power.
North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.
Moscow and Kiev on Thursday clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found dead in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.
Puerto Rico government officials said Thursday they are seeking a 68 percent increase in an oil tax to help sell up to $2.9 billion in bonds and strengthen one of the island's largest public corporations amid bankruptcy concerns.
Authorities in Colombia have jailed the daughter of one of the world's most famous drug lords on extortion charges after she allegedly threatened a businessman who owns a farm that she says once belonged to her father.