New claims for US unemployment benefits fell in the second week of January, pulling the four-week average down to a 43-year low, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
US B-2 bombers have struck Islamic State military camps southwest of the jihadists’ former Libya bastion of Sirte, a US defense official said Thursday.
The European Central Bank left key interest rates and its mass bond-buying programme unchanged Thursday, at its first meeting of a year when the Frankfurt institution could become a political punching bag.
From setting up his own charity to hanging condoms on trees, Manvendra Singh Gohil has dedicated himself to fighting the scourge of AIDS since coming out 10 years ago as India’s first openly gay royal.
From gorillas to gibbons, about 60 percent of primates, the closest biological relatives to human beings, are threatened by extinction due largely to human activities, a study has found.
Green groups said Thursday that one of the world’s biggest pulp mills which started production on Indonesia’s Sumatra island last month was causing enormous environmental damage.
Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was to be sworn in Thursday at the country’s embassy in Senegal, as African troops massed at the border to force incumbent Yahya Jammeh to quit after his election defeat.
Asia will push ahead with a Chinese-supported free trade agreement if Donald Trump follows through on pledges to ditch the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), global leaders in Davos were told Thursday.
For Italian mother Tamara Ottaviani, the latest earthquakes to pound her mountain village might just have been the final straw.
The Nigerian Air Force dropped two bombs on the centre of a town where tens of thousands of people were seeking refuge from Boko Haram, according to an aid worker who witnessed the attack.
The UN Security Council will vote Thursday on a draft resolution endorsing the West African bloc ECOWAS in its efforts to ensure a transfer of power in The Gambia, diplomats said.