Venezuelans demand end to "dictatorship" in mass protest

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Venezuelan cities Wednesday to demand a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro that has been blocked by the country's elections...

Monitor: Death toll rises to 35 in bombing of Syrian rebel village

The death toll from Wednesday's airstrikes near a school complex in a rebel-held village in north-western Syria has risen to 35, with 11 children among those killed, a monitoring group said.

US pushing for TTIP deal ahead of Obama's Germany trip

The United States said Wednesday it is continuing to push forward with a US-European trade agreement with the "ambitious" goal of completing talks before the end of the year despite indications...

2016 deadliest year for migrants in Mediterranean, UN agency says

This year has been the deadliest ever for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, with at least 3,800 people having drowned, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday.

MSF: 25 bodies recovered off Libya, 246 migrants rescued

Twenty-five bodies have been recovered and 246 people saved in Mediterranean Sea rescue operations, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard unveil new "suicide" drones: report

Iran's Revolutionary Guard unveiled a new drone, which can also be used for kamikaze-style attacks, the Tasnim news agency reported Wednesday.

World Heritage Committee adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Wednesday voted to approve a resolution criticized by Israel as ignoring Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem, the second such decision approved by the...

Duterte wants US troops to leave Philippines in two years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he wants the withdrawal of all foreign troops from his country within two years, in another apparent jab at the United States.

UNICEF: South Sudan armed groups release 145 child soldiers

About 145 child soldiers were released Wednesday by armed groups in South Sudan, the UN children's fund UNICEF said.

Kyrgyzstan's prime minister resigns as governing coalition collapses

Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev signed a decree on Wednesday accepting the resignation of the prime minister and his cabinet as the Central Asian nation's governing coalition was...

China arrests two citizen journalists during Communist Party plenum

Chinese police arrested two citizen journalists this week while an important Communist Party meeting is underway, an international press freedom watchdog said Wednesday.

Turkish army: Syrian government hit northern rebels with barrel bombs

Turkey's military said Wednesday it had "assessed" that Syrian government forces dropped barrel bombs on rebels in the north of the country, in an area where Turkey is backing opposition forces....

Protests, internet outages in south-east Turkey after mayors detained

Protests and internet outages were reported in south-eastern Turkey on Wednesday, a day after the co-mayors of the Kurdish metropolis of Diyarbakir were taken into custody.

Islamic State militants kill 33 civilians in western Afghanistan

Islamic State fighters killed at least 33 civilians in an apparent revenge attack in western Afghanistan, local officials said Wednesday.

Australian police fly to Vatican to interview senior cardinal

Australian police flew to the Vatican to interview a top cardinal over allegations of sexual assault that had been made against him.