SEAL death shows growing risks US troops face in Iraq, Syria
The killing of a Navy SEAL by Islamic State fighters highlights the increasing risks US troops face in Iraq and Syria as they inch ever closer toward the jihadists' frontlines.
Brazil prosecutor seeks new corruption probe against ex-president Lula
Brazil's top prosecutor on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to open a corruption probe into powerful ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and three of current President Dilma Rousseff's ministers.
UN Security Council to meet on Aleppo crisis
The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting Wednesday to discuss the crisis in Syria's frontline city of Aleppo, where fighting threatens to unravel international peace efforts.
French interior minister warns of Euro 2016 terror risk
The French interior minister on Tuesday warned of the Islamist terror threat to the Euro 2016 football tournament, to be played in France in June and July.
Google autonomous car project teams with FiatChrysler
Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday announced that it has partnered with Fiat Chrysler in a major expansion of its fleet of self-driving vehicles.
Medical error third leading cause of death in US
Medical error is the third largest cause of death in the United States, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ.
US stocks fall as global growth fears weigh
Wall Street stocks tumbled Tuesday, joining most European and Asian markets in retreating on fears of weakening global growth.
Services giants hope for oil rally after merger fizzles
Halliburton and Baker Hughes emphasized cost-cutting and downplayed higher crude prices Tuesday as they pivoted from their just-killed merger and argued they are well positioned for an eventual industry recovery.
Arizona teen charged for exposing self in school photo
A US teen is facing multiple counts of indecent exposure after school officials in an Arizona town discovered he had exposed himself in a football team picture that was published in his school's yearbook.
Senegalese jazz festival cancelled over security fears
Authorities in Senegal on Tuesday cancelled the West African country's annual Saint-Louis Jazz festival, due to open next week, citing security concerns.
Belgian court jails jihadist recruiters for Syria
A Brussels court on Tuesday handed jail terms of up to seven years to 26 members of a group that recruited fighters for Syria and had included one of the suicide bombers responsible for the March 22 attacks in the Belgian capital.
Vice Media to produce sports programs with ESPN
Fast-growing, youth-focused Vice Media has reached a deal to produce "short-form" programs about athletes and the world of sports with ESPN, the two groups announced Tuesday.
Mexico City businesses say smog alert cost $300 mn
Mexico City businesses warned Tuesday that traffic restrictions have cost them more than $300 million since April as authorities banned nearly half of vehicles again due to high smog levels.
Kerry warns Assad of 'repercussions' over truce violations
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of "repercussions" if his regime flouts a new ceasefire being negotiated with Moscow for the battered city of Aleppo.
WhatsApp blockage ends in Brazil
A Brazilian court on Tuesday agreed to end its blockage of the smartphone messaging service WhatsApp after suspending it for failing to surrender user data, the company said.
Russian jets regularly violate Estonian airspace
Russian military planes regularly violate Estonian airspace, the former Soviet state's defence minister said Tuesday, describing such behaviour as "incredibly reckless".
US auto sales heat up in April
US auto sales heated up in April, leaving a lackluster start to the year in the dust in a strong performance that could signal a record-shattering 2016.
Trump links Ted Cruz's father to JFK's assassin
Donald Trump alleged Tuesday that White House rival Ted Cruz's father was with John F. Kennedy's killer shortly before the US president was assassinated, prompting Cruz to brand the Republican frontrunner a "pathological liar."
Palestinian rams three Israeli soldiers with car in West Bank, shot dead
A Palestinian rammed his car into a group of Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, injuring three before being shot dead, the Israeli army said.
Rock legends to perform at mega concert
The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who -- the most celebrated acts in rock'n roll -- will perform at a mega festival in October, organizers said Tuesday.
Comoros to hold partial re-run of presidential poll on May 11
A partial re-run of the presidential election in Comoros will be held in 13 constituencies on May 11, following an order from the constitutional court due to "irregularities" in the second round of the vote last month.
Gene mutation explains why some dogs work for treats
Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation that appears to make certain dogs, like Labrador retrievers, extra motivated by food and treats and also more likely to be obese, a study said Tuesday.
Israeli gets life for burning alive Palestinian teen
An Israeli court on Tuesday handed down a life sentence to the ringleader of a Jewish gang that kidnapped, beat and burned alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014.
Three ICRC workers kidnapped in DR Congo
Armed men kidnapped three workers for the International Committee of the Red Cross in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, the aid agency said.
Argentina president promises to cooperate in tax probe
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday he was willing to cooperate with a court investigating his alleged links to offshore companies named in the Panama Papers tax evasion revelations.
IS may be making chemical weapons, warns watchdog
There are "extremely worrying" signs that the Islamic State group may be making its own chemical weapons and may have used them already in Iraq and Syria, a global watchdog said Tuesday.
EU's Tusk urges Greek debt deal 'very soon'
EU President Donald Tusk urged the eurozone on Tuesday to swiftly close talks on fresh reform measures for debt-hit Greece, saying it would help global economic stability.
Egypt regime 'at war' with the press: media union
Egypt's journalists' union on Tuesday denounced what it called a decline in press freedoms and accused the regime of being "at war" with the profession after two reporters were arrested.
Spanish court recognises bullfighter is son of legendary matador
A Spanish court said Tuesday it had officially recognised a popular matador as the illegitimate son of legendary bullfighter Manuel Benitez "El Cordobes", who had long denied being related to him.
Rio Olympics torch explained
The Olympic flame arrived in Brazil on Tuesday and now begins a three month relay around Latin America's biggest country ahead of the Games in Rio this August.
Radiohead reveal new song 'Burn The Witch'
Experimental British rockers Radiohead released a video for a song entitled "Burn The Witch" on Tuesday but kept fans hanging on for details of their long-awaited new album.