Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.
African leaders agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday, as the international community rallied in support of Nigeria against the militants.
Yemen's president will not reconsider his resignation, despite pressure for him to do so by rebels who control the capital and who he says are holding him "at gunpoint," an official close to him said Saturday.
Anyone who urges others to commit a terror act could face up to five years in prison, under new legislation introduced by the federal government as a response to growing terror concerns here in Canada.
Serena Williams has won her 19th Grand Slam title, continuing her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night.
Canada's premiers intend to put the health-care needs of the country's seniors and crumbling infrastructure in the spotlight in advance of this year's federal election, P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz said Friday.
Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 11,300-kilometre-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.