Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced plans to introduce fingerprint scanners at supermarkets in a bid to stop food smugglers he blames for the crippling shortages gripping the country.
Don't expect American diplomats to get involved in the fast-growing Ice Bucket Challenge - in support of Lou Gehrig's disease research - any time soon.
Journalist James Foley's jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of his execution, the American reporter's employer said on Thursday (Aug 21).
Corey Griffin, 27, helped popularise the worldwide trend in which people either pledge US$100 (S$124) to ALS research or record themselves getting drenched by frigid water, then post the stunt online and challenge others to do the same.
The United States admitted on Thursday (Aug 21) that the Islamic State is the most dangerous group it has faced in recent years and warned that the Middle East faces a long-term battle to defeat it.
Malaysia will drape itself in black for a national day of mourning on Friday (Aug 22) as it welcomes home the remains of 20 citizens killed on downed Flight MH17.
National Guard troops withdrew on Thursday (Aug 21) from a US town gripped by nearly two weeks of protests over the fatal police shooting of a black teenager, as new details emerged about the white officer who pulled the trigger.
Ukraine's president said he will "talk peace" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the withdrawal of pro-Kremlin militants from the war-torn east when they meet next week for the first time in months.
Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on Thursday (Aug 21), as authorities in the west African nation struggled to deal with their dead.
Ukraine's economy minister announced his resignation on Thursday (Aug 21) following conflicts within the government on how to turn around the dire national economic situation.