Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul.
After standing by and supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for months, John McCain has withdrawn his backing and is now facing backlash from conservatives as he looks to win a sixth term in Arizona.
Hopes have dimmed for Haitians combing the countryside for missing relatives in the regions that were hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew. The central government says the official toll stands at 546 dead and 128 missing but many believe it could be higher.
A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously.
South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Prosecutors charged 21 Brazilian and foreign mining executives with manslaughter and various environmental crimes Thursday, nearly a year after a mine dam burst killed 19 people and polluted hundreds of miles of rivers and streams.
Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit for conservative voters fed up with Donald Trump.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded sharp barbs and brutal takedowns at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day.
A Dallas cancer patient has inspired millions online with her dance moves and positive spirit. Ana-Alecia Ayala posted a short video of her and her “chemo buddy” laughing and busting a move to the popular rap song “Juju on that Beat” in her hospital room on Wednesday