A US Navy official told CNN four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels conducted a "high-speed intercept" of the USS Nitze in waters near the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, deeming the incident "unsafe and unprofessional."
The Obama administration secretly arranged a plane delivery of $400 million in cash on the same day Iran released four American prisoners and formally implemented the nuclear deal, US officials confirmed Wednesday.
After almost two years of negotiations, a deal was struck: Iran would rein in its nuclear program.
At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy's Civil Protection Department.
In just one night, family homes, ancient buildings and whole streets turned to rubble.
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday morning, toppling buildings and burying people under the rubble.
Activists created a makeshift beach outside the French embassy in London on Thursday, as part of a demonstration against the country's burkini ban.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has brought humiliation on itself by opting to ban Russia from participating in the 2016 Paralympic Games, according to the country's president Vladimir Putin.
Mosul's anti-ISIS network is so secretive even its own members don't know the identities of their comrades.
The end seems near for one of the world's longest running conflicts, with the announcement of a peace deal between the government of Colombia and the Marxist rebels of FARC.
Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump and issued a strong defense of the Clinton Foundation Wednesday amid the Republican nominee's claims that she used public office for personal gain.
More than 80 ISIS targets were attacked in the first hours of "Operation Euphrates Shield" early Wednesday, officials say, as Turkish armor and warplanes targeted a key ISIS-held town across its border with Syria.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have some of the most iconic uniforms ever, and thanks to a new policy, the outfit is becoming more inclusive.
French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, who was known as the queen of knitwear in fashion circles, died Thursday at the age of 86 due to complications from Parkinson's disease, her daughter and French President François Hollande announced.
Afrobeats dance-offs, arguments about jollof and kente cloth at prom.
Donald Trump hammered home his "America First" slogan on Wednesday by presenting the presidential election as a chance for voters to "re-declare American independence."
A 59-year-old woman died Wednesday afternoon after falling about 40 feet from a zip line ride at a Delaware state park.
Pep Guardiola is heading back to Barcelona after his Manchester City side was paired with the Spanish giant in the group stage of the Champions League.
Zanzibar was once afloat with riches from empires all around the Indian Ocean. But in recent decades the opulence of centuries past has begun to crumble. However artisans are straining pull Zanzibar back from the brink.
They sport leisure suits and pink rompers, cowboy hats, logo T-shirts and blue checked pants.
In Canada, indigenous children are targeted by sex traffickers. Now, indigenous communities are educating their kids about the dangers.
When it comes to ruined buildings, it's hard to match the poignancy of an abandoned luxury hotel.
This may sound odd, given that they're the foundation for a multi-billion-dollar industry, but car manufacturers just love to play.
In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe.
A female tourist survived in a remote hut in New Zealand for a month after her partner fell to his death while hiking, according to local police.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's latest gift to the residents of Pyongyang is a renovated zoo that boasts everything from elephants and tigers to dogs and model dinosaurs.
Seriously Hollywood, what more do you need to prove that Idris Elba is James Bond?
Hope Solo has hit back at the United States Soccer Federation's decision to sanction her for controversial comments made at the Rio Olympics, saying she is "saddened" but will continue to play with the "same unrelenting passion."
Steffi Graf and Serena Williams played each other twice and walked away with a win each. But when it comes to winning grand slams, Graf is rooting for Williams to break her Open era record of 22 major singles titles at this month's US Open.
This dinky octopus isn't your average sea creature.
South African reserve may have the best - and last - chance to save the rhino
They are some of the most eye-catching buildings in the world: spiraling skyscrapers that twist and turn as they extend into the sky.
Sometimes a bathing suit is just a bathing suit. But not today. Europeans -- Muslims, Christians, atheists and others -- are fiercely debating the question of what women should be allowed to wear at the beach. It seems like a trivial matter, but it isn't.
Earlier this week, Russia's Vladimir Putin reportedly told Egypt's President Abdul Fattah Sisi that he would be willing to host direct talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow.
The version of Sharia implemented by extremists in ISIS and Saudi Arabia is reprehensible, but is not the sole definition of Sharia, writes Sally Kohn.
As the crisis in eastern Ukraine continues to smolder, the country will be marking its 25th anniversary with a sense of deep uncertainty, says Michael Bociurkiw.
The news of another strong and deadly earthquake in Italy on Wednesday morning sadly comes as no surprise to seismologists, writes Roger Musson.
Don Lincoln says the finding of a relatively close by exoplanet is exciting, but the chances that life exist there are somewhat slim.
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
A group of undercover officers in Winnipeg, Canada, is leading a new way to fight human trafficking -- firmly focused on helping victims.
"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."
Across the U.S., there is a movement to prioritize human trafficking prevention in our nation's communities. Schools, youth service programs, juvenile corrections services, group homes, and other youth-oriented spaces have begun to recognize their great potential to empower youth to stay safe from exploitation.