Biden leads mourners for slain Baton Rouge cops
US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday pleaded for better understanding between cops and the communities they serve at a public memorial for three Baton Rouge police officers slain in a targeted gun attack.
Transgender woman makes history at Democratic convention
Sarah McBride on Thursday became the first openly transgender person to address a national US political party convention, telling Democrats that White House nominee Hillary Clinton "understands the urgency" of the fight for equality.
Baidu profit falls 34% in Q2 after ads scandal
Chinese Internet giant Baidu's second-quarter profits plunged 34 percent, it reported, as a scandal over its policies for displaying paid ads cut into customer growth.
Hollywood honors Michael Keaton's rollercoaster career
Michael Keaton capped a glorious late-career return from the wilderness Thursday when he finally received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, almost four decades after his first movie.
Canadian cop convicted in streetcar killing gets six years
A Canadian policeman was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding teenager on a Toronto streetcar in 2013.
Euro rises slightly in wake of US Fed
The euro rose slightly against the dollar on Thursday, a day after the US central bank left interest rates untouched but signaled cautious optimism.
US prosecutors drop case against man in intern's murder
US prosecutors on Thursday dropped murder charges against a man facing retrial for the 2001 death of a young Washington intern, in a case that was a tabloid sensation and destroyed a congressman's career.
Corsican MPs urge France to shut radical mosques
Corsican lawmakers on Thursday called on the French state to close down radical mosques on the Mediterranean island, hours after an underground separatist movement issued a threat against Islamic extremists.
British PM seeks to reassure Poles, Slovaks in UK post-Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May travelled to Warsaw Thursday in a bid to reassure the Polish government that the hundreds of thousands of Poles living in Britain still had a post-Brexit future there.
Olympics: Defiance strong at athletics meet for Russians banned from Rio
As international Olympic delegations descend on Rio, Russia's banned track and field athletes are confined to an ageing stadium in Moscow, competing in a trivial meet only meant to show they will be missed at the Games.
Melania Trump's website deleted after degree questions
Just over a week after she blazed into controversy for plagiarizing Michelle Obama, the website of Donald Trump's third wife Melania mysteriously vanished following questions about her university education.
US stocks end mostly higher as Facebook rises
Strong earnings from Facebook and anticipation of banner results from Amazon and Google parent Alphabet pushed US stocks mostly higher Thursday, with the tech-rich Nasdaq scoring the biggest gains.
Amazon ramps up profit with cloud, new services
Online giant Amazon said Thursday profit in the second quarter surged ninefold as cloud computing and other services helped produce a fifth consecutive profit.
Formula One: F1 bosses vote against 'Halo' in 2017
Formula One bosses on Thursday voted against the introduction of the 'halo' cockpit head protection device next season.
US envoy Kerry to meet with Palestinian leader Abbas
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Paris on Saturday to discuss progress toward a two-state solution, the State Department said.
Alphabet/Google revs up advertising, boosts profits
Google parent Alphabet beat expectations Thursday with robust profit growth for the past quarter, fueled by gains from its leading online advertising platform on mobile devices.
Transgender identity is not mental disorder
Transgender identity should no longer be classified as a mental disorder in a World Health Organization list of diseases, according to a study presented in Mexico on Thursday.
Barcelona unveils 'shame counter' that tracks refugee deaths
Spain's seaside city of Barcelona on Thursday unveiled a large digital counter that will track the number of refugees who die in the Mediterranean, next to one of its popular beaches.
Yemen govt says peace talks 'ended' after rebels form council
Yemen's government said Thursday that peace talks underway since April had ended without agreement after Shiite rebels and their allies formed a 10-member "supreme council" to run the war-torn nation.
Oil prices remain near three-month lows
Oil prices showed no sign of ending their downward march on Thursday, remaining at three-month lows while some observers said prices could stabilize.
Israel PM says he backs Egypt's peace push
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his support for Egypt's efforts to mediate peace with the Palestinians Thursday, in a further sign of improving relations with Cairo.
Croatian court orders retrial for ex-MP war crimes suspect
Croatia's Supreme Court said Thursday it had quashed a verdict against a former lawmaker convicted of war crimes for killing Serb civilians and ordered a full retrial.
Judge allows suit to proceed on Redstone competency
A Massachusetts judge Thursday ruled that a lawsuit may proceed challenging the mental competency of media mogul Sumner Redstone when he ousted longtime business ally Philippe Dauman from his trust.
US struggling to meet its 'ideals': UN rights expert
Racial tension and inequality across society are preventing the United States from meeting its "ideals", a UN expert said Thursday following his first-ever visit to the country.
Olympics: 16 of 17 Russian wrestlers cleared for Rio
Sixteen of 17 Russian wrestlers were cleared to compete in the Rio Olympics on Thursday by international governing body United World Wrestling (UWW).
Sao Tome runoff vote confirmed for Aug 7 despite row
The government of Sao Tome and Principe on Thursday fixed the second round of a presidential election for August 7 despite unrest after a challenge to the first-round result.
Olympics: Rio subway workers threaten to strike
Workers on Rio de Janeiro's subway will go on strike on the eve of the Olympics opening ceremony if they do not get a decent raise, a spokesman said Thursday.
Syrians must not be forced out of Aleppo
The UN's aid chief warned Thursday that humanitarian corridors proposed by Russia to help Syrians leave Aleppo must be used voluntarily and that protection be guaranteed.
Trump to Republicans: 'Don't watch' Democratic convention
Millions of Americans have tuned in to watch this month's party conventions, with the Democratic confab ahead in the ratings -- prompting Donald Trump's Republicans to urge supporters not to watch Hillary Clinton's landmark speech on Thursday night.
Google in hot water over Crimean street names
US tech giant Google came under fire on Thursday in Russia for "decommunising" street names in parts of Crimea, annexed from Ukraine two years ago, by using Ukrainian spellings.