Pro-Russia forces storm government offices in the Crimean Peninsula amid reports that Russia has granted protection to ousted President Viktor Yanukovych
Hundreds of thousands flood Jerusalem streets to protest military conscription for ultra-religious.
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At least 17 people have died in clashes between security forces and pro- and anti-government demonstrators.
The hideous act came just after a ceremony where the crisis-hit country's new interim President Catherine Samba-Panza had addressed the armed forces, urging for national unity.
Anti-poaching efforts in Zakouma National Park
A new report by MSF details gaping holes in Afghanistan's public health system as the country's occupation by foreign troops draws to an end
Folk artist Leonard Knight, creator of Salvation Mountain, died on Monday afternoon in San Diego. He was 82.
Demonstrations that have gripped the capital since November over the government's refusal to make a trade deal with the European Union are turning increasingly violent as two protesters were killed during a bloody melee Wednesday.
Month after fighting erupted in the capital, Juba, pushing 200,000 people from their homes, the political power struggle between loyalists of the president and his ex-deputy rests on a knife's edge, threatening to spiral into a deadly ethnic conflict.
Mount Sinabung has been spewing ash and smoke for the past week, dousing the surrounding countryside and forcing some 22,000 people to evacuate nearby villages
Four-month-old Bao Bao met the press Monday and spoiler alert: it was really cute
The universe has been around for 13.8 billion years, and has been gorgeous for every one of them-as this year-end collection of images from 2013 helps prove.
Winter weather is causing snow to pile up from Illinois to North Carolina
Around the globe, people say goodbye to 2013 and ring in '14