Violent winds destroyed homes, businesses and schools in Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday, leaving its residents reeling.
The former Manchester United and England soccer captain calls it a day at the age of 38. He's the only English player to have won championships in four countries, and helped raise the profile of the sport in America by playing for the LA Galaxy.
These images show just some of the globe-spanning good deeds done by the actress-turned-human rights activist
The groundbreaking television anchor announced Monday that she'd retire in 2014. After 52 years on the air, many of her fans can't remember the news without her.
Despite violent attacks that left dozens dead, Pakistanis turned out in large numbers to vote in the country's first democratic transfer of power.
An eight-story block housing factories and a shopping center on the outskirts of the Dhaka collapsed on April 24, killing more than 1,100 people
May 11th and 12th mark the annual celebration of World Migratory Birds Day, a world wide event to increase awareness around protecting these species and the environments the inhabit.
From Scottish soccer pro to knighted manager of the world's most valuable sports team, Alex Ferguson, who announced his retirement on May 7, enjoyed astounding success.
Authorities this week battled fast-moving flames devouring thousands of acres of brush and threatening hundreds of homes along the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County.
How do you know that you're in New York City? Yellow cabs, pushcarts, the electric pulse in the air might all tip you off - but catch sight of the Empire State building and you have, unmistakably, stepped into The Big Apple.
Willie Nelson, who turns 80 today (born April 30, 1933), is one of those musicians who manages to comfortably straddle very different worlds.
At the Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California, the Solar Impulse company has engineered the HB-S1A solar-powered airplane.
King Willem-Alexander is the first Dutch king for 123 years and, at 46, the youngest in Europe
Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi has been chronicling the Syrian civil war for months. The following pictures of his are from a few days in mid-April spent in the battle-scarred city of Aleppo.
Opened 100 years ago today (April 24, 1913) when President Woodrow Wilson pushed a button that lit up every floor at once, the steel-frame Woolworth Building in Lower Manhattan had a spectacular birth.
Torrential rains across the central United States forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close about a dozen locks on the Illinois River and the Mississippi Rivers north of St. Louis late last week
A strong quake rocked China's southwestern Sichuan province, killing more than 150 and injuring thousands.
Less than 24 hours after a police officer was shot dead at MIT and a massive manhunt that shut down a major American city, one Boston Marathon bombing suspect was captured and one killed.
In celebration of Record Store Day on April 20, TIME presents vintage photos of the music meccas.
In the immediate aftermath of Venezuela's tightly contested presidential election on April 14, 2013, supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles demanded a recount after a slim electoral defeat to Nicolas Maduro.
The Queen, British Prime Minister David Cameron and more than 2,000 dignitaries pay their last respects to Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday
With at least three killed and 140 injured, locals in Boston are struggling to come to terms with the devastation following Monday's explosions.
Two explosions shook the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013, killing three and injuring more than 100.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to bombard a South Korean island with 5,000 residents, further raising alarms in Seoul and the U.S., which is beefing up its own missile defenses against possible attack from Pyongyang.
Punk is alive and well on the once isolated land
The final count was closer than most people expected but Chavez's anointed successor takes the election.
No nation does propaganda like the Hermit Kingdom. On a daily basis, North Korea's leadership and official news agency trade in jargon and slogans that few elsewhere in the world would ever echo.
Every April, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes over the town of Indio, California, for three days of performances on several stages. Fans from around the world come to see their favorite artists - and to party.
TIME looks at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents at work along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego in California.
Japan's Aomori Prefecture might be at the same latitude as New York, but its climate can seem a lot more harsh. Nestled at the northernmost part of the country's Honshu Island, the average yearly snowfall there is around 34 ft.
North Dakota's oil boom has been called everything from the region's equivalent of a gold rush, to its version of Silicon Valley.
The grim specter of sectarian violence hovers once more over Egypt after a weekend of deadly riots involving Egyptian Copts in Cairo.
In anticipation of the Mad Men season 6 premiere on AMC this Sunday night, TIME brings to you a rare insider's tour of the Time-Life Building in the 1960sthe setting of everyone's favorite mid-century ad agency
A look back at the great players, and games, that have made the Final Four one of the most popular events in all of sports
Stunning images of the sun, Earth and far-away locales in our roundup of cosmic views from March 2013.
Emerging from the shadows of their secret command outpost in the war-torn city of Aleppo, these members of an all-female fighting unit posed for portraits. Their testimony speaks of the wrenching violence of the now two-year-long Syrian uprising
George Sidney's high-kicking movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie was released 50 years ago.
After years of border blockades and commodity shortages, Gazans have become expert at recycling and making new out of old, in this instance, turning scrap wood into charcoal for barbecue grills and water pipes in local restaurants and coffee houses.
It's called "The Big Dance," for a reason, though this might not be exactly what the NCAA had in mind. Basketball and ballet are more similar than one may think.
In March 2012, separatist rebels and Islamist militants linked to al-Qaeda exploited the political chaos following a coup in Mali and overran half of the northwest African country. A French-led intervention is now striking back at the rebel militias.
A colorful and energetic festival, Holi is celebrated by Hindus throughout India, and traditionally heralds the beginning of spring. While the national holiday occurs on March 27, there are regional versions that take place in the weeks beforehand.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel have been preparing for the holiday of Passover which starts March 25 and lasts until April 2
The central Burmese town of Meikhtila declared a curfew for a second night on March 21 after clashes killed 10 people, including a Buddhist monk, and injured at least 20, authorities said.
Barack Obama makes a historic first trip to Israel as president and he is expected to discuss Iran's nuclear program and the ongoing civil war in Syria
Crowds and dignitaries gathered in St. Peter's Square for the formal inauguration of Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 19, 2013
Latin Americans reacted with joy on Wednesday at news that the Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope. Bergoglio, who chose the name Pope Francis, is the first pope ever from the Americas.
Scenes from St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
At the Mars Desert Research Station outside Hanksville, Utah, a group of scientists are taking advantage of Mars-like terrain to investigate the possibility of human exploration of the red planet.
A Christian community in the Pakistani city of Lahore came under attack by an angry Muslim mob over the weekend, following an alleged blasphemy incident.
TIME takes a look at a number of world leaders whose remains have been placed on perpetual display down through the years.