Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.
The United Nations announces that it will sponsor what it calls "inclusive talks" on the conflict in Yemen next week.
More than 70 Chinese vessels have been found fishing illegally off the coast of West Africa, a new Greenpeace study reports.
Italian police arrest a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the attack on Tunisia's national museum which killed 22 people, mostly tourists.
People on a boat which went missing off Thailand last week are rescued, as Malaysia and Indonesia offer temporary shelter to migrants.
Spotify adds non-music content to its streaming app including brief news bulletins and longer video and audio podcasts.
Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty with enough votes to override a promised veto from Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts.
Like her stance on trade, Democratic base is wary of Clinton's position on NSA collection of phone records
Despite the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State, the Pentagon has not been asked by the White House to conduct a wholesale review of the strategy to defeat ISIS, multiple defense officials told Fox News.
Police in China arrest a chemistry professor for his part in producing a psychoactive drug in a case that has been likened to US crime drama Breaking Bad.
North Korea again claims it can make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile, hours after cancelling a visit by the UN Secretary General.
Jason Gillespie will meet England director Andrew Strauss in the next 24 hours to discuss the vacant head coach role.
Russia's domestic security agency says it has caught a suspected Lithuanian spy "red-handed" receiving secret documents in Moscow.
The murder charge against a Nigerian girl who confessed to killing her husband with rat poison has been dropped, prosecutors say.
Thousands of people in Azerbaijan protest on social media at the use of flammable building cladding after a deadly fire at an apartment block.
Millions of rail passengers are hit by delays in Germany after Deutsche Bahn's drivers go on strike again.
More than 1,400 suspects, including politicians and celebrities, have been investigated by police probing historical child sex abuse allegations.
Animal rights activists condemn what they say is a "shocking and distressing" video of Australian cattle being killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam.
Swiss bank UBS pays a total of $545m to settle an investigation into alleged manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
Paris St-Germain replace Manchester City as the best paid team in world sport, according to a new survey.