US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday (Sep 23) that air strikes the United States and its Arab allies unleashed against the Islamic State group in Syria send a clear message that the world is united in confronting the militants.
Nearly 7,500 firefighters are struggling with the so-called King Fire east of Sacramento, which has forced almost 3,000 people to evacuate.
US authorities are testing a river in Arizona for possible cross-border contamination from a toxic mine spill in northwestern Mexico, an official said Tuesday (Wednesday morning, Sep 24, Singapore time).
The Panama Canal, which is in the midst of a massive expansion, will likely get a new upgrade within 25 years to meet increasing capacity demands, its administrator said Tuesday (Sep 23).
Britain cannot opt out of a battle against Islamic State militants, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday (Sep 23), as newspapers reported he was considering joining air strikes targeting the group.
A little-known Al-Qaeda offshoot, Khorasan found itself in the crosshairs of the United States on Tuesday (Sep 23) as the extremist outfit finalised imminent attacks on Western targets from bases inside Syria.
The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO said on Tuesday (Sep 23), warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year.
World leaders on Tuesday (Sep 23) urged ambitious action to combat climate change and promised to make greater efforts, but a tough road lay ahead with a year to go for an accord.
A former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been placed under house arrest in the first case of criminal proceedings by the Holy See over the sexual abuse of children, a spokesman said on Tuesday (Sep 23).
President Francois Hollande vowed on Tuesday (Sep 23) not to give in to jihadists who have threatened to kill a French hostage in Algeria, as troops raced against time to find him.