Khashoggi killing was premeditated, Saudi attorney general says

The killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate was premeditated, the country's attorney general said Thursday, in what marks a further significant shift in the Saudi version of events.

Saudi Crown Prince calls Khashoggi killing 'heinous' after inner circle is implicated

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described the killing of Jamal Khashoggi as a "heinous" crime, in his first comments since some of his closest aides were implicated in the Saudi journalist 's death.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is expecting her first child

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant with her first child, the UK's royal family has announced.

North Korea is ready to allow inspection of key nuclear site, Pompeo says

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to allow international inspectors into a key nuclear testing site, signaling a step forward in Pyongyang's commitment to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

Indonesia earthquake: Torrents of 'liquid soil' washed away buildings

Rivers of soil swept away entire neighborhoods in Indonesia following a powerful earthquake last week that also generated a tsunami in a disaster that has killed at least 1,407 people.

Amnesty International condemns Tanzania's 'attack' on family planning

Tanzania's government directive to suspend family planning commercials in the country has generated concerns about birth control policies in the country.

Germany's Catholic Church 'dismayed and ashamed' by child sex abuse

A new report from Germany's Catholic Church admits to "at least" 3,677 cases of child sex abuse by the clergy between 1946 and 2014, according to local publications Die Zeit and Spiegel Online who have seen a leaked copy.

Diane Rwigara: trial of Rwandan imprisoned opposition leader postponed

The trial of the jailed Rwandan opposition leader Diane Rwigara and her mother was postponed at Kigali's High Court on Monday.

Typhoon Mangkhut hits mainland China, lashes Hong Kong, dozens dead in Philippines

The world's strongest storm this year, Typhoon Mangkhut, continued its path of destruction across Southeast Asia over the weekend, reaching mainland China on Sunday afternoon after pummeling Hong Kong and killing dozens in the Philippines.

Pope Francis silent on Archbishop's call for him to resign

Pope Francis says he "will not say a single word" on a former archbishop's call for him to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against a prominent cardinal in 2013.

5 things to know about the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha

In most of the Muslim world today, the faithful are celebrating Eid al-Adha, the second of two major holidays in Islam.

Syrians in Idlib brace for the war's final showdown

Locals in the village of Urem Kubra gesture to a man standing surrounded by rubble. "He can't talk much. He's in shock," the village elder said, referring to 33-year-old Ibrahim Abu Naif.

China enacts first laws to target sexual abuse of children in schools

China's first laws designed to protect minors from sexual harassment on school campuses, including excessive physical contact and suggestive messages and images, are now in effect in the city of Hangzhou.

What impact will US sanctions on Iran actually have?

Even before his shock win in 2016, US President Donald Trump was vocal in his criticism of the nuclear deal that the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia, and China signed with Iran in 2015.

Meet the 4 Black Teens Who Created a Generator That Uses Urine As Fuel

Back in 2012, four teenage girls from Africa, who were just 14 and 15-year olds at that time, invented a generator that is powered by what seems to be an unlikely source of electricity: urine.