The Colosseum has emerged more imposing than ever after its most extensive restoration, a multimillion-euro cleaning to remove a dreary, undignified patina of soot and grime from the ancient arena, which has been assailed for decades by pollution in traffic-clogged Rome.
In a real-life political drama mixing Shakespearean tragedy with "House of Cards," Britain's victorious anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson saw his chances of leading his country evaporate Thursday after the defection of a key ally.
Taliban militants launched a twin suicide attack on Thursday, targeting a convoy of buses carrying Afghan police cadets outside of the capital and killing 37 people, mostly policemen, and wounding 40, an Afghan official said.
An international conflict research group says South Sudan is at risk of falling back into full-scale war, just two months after the government and rebels formed a coalition government aimed at ending more than two years of conflict.
In a potential new challenge to European Union unity, Austria's highest court on Friday ordered a rerun of the country's presidential election, giving a right-wing euroskeptic candidate a second chance at the office after his narrow loss last month.
Bodies thought to be those of a human rights activist and two other men were pulled from a Kenya river Friday, while the country's police chief said three police officers have been arrested in their disappearance.
Conflict between Mozambique's old civil war adversaries is increasingly becoming an international concern, with thousands of people fleeing violence into neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe and the country's rival factions agreeing to negotiate with the help of foreign mediators.
Namibia has told two North Korean companies that their services are no longer needed in the southern Africa country while U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang remain in place over its nuclear and missile tests.
One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the royal family were standing side-by-side with France's president to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle of World War I.
A young man whose last Facebook post said "we are safe." A baggage porter just doing his job. A Palestinian woman and her 3-year-old son on a Ramadan a vaction, leaving their injured husband and father to grieve.