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Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for physics for inventing the LED, an energy efficient and environmentally-friendly light source, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.
Mexico sent federal agents to take over security in a troubled city in southern Guerrero state after the discovery of a mass grave and charges that local police conspired with a criminal gang to kill and disappear students.
The Israeli foreign ministry on Monday summoned Sweden's ambassador to protest over Stockholm's declared intention to recognise a Palestinian state.
The US Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way on Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage and may have signalled that it’s only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.
A Spanish nurse who treated two Ebola victims at a Madrid hospital has tested positive for the disease, becoming the first to contract the virus outside of Africa, Spain’s health ministry said Monday.
A new video has emerged showing the moment Formula One pilot Jules Bianchi’s racecar crashed into a tractor during the Japanese Grand Prix.
Turkey’s President said Tuesday that the key Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane is ‘about to fall’ to the Islamic State (IS) group and that a ‘ground operation’ is needed to defeat the jihadists.
African Union and Somali soldiers remained on their guard after gaining ground on al Shabaab militants in the port city of Barawe over the weekend. FRANCE 24 reports from the frontline of the war against Islamist rebels in East Africa.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls insisted he was “pro-business” on a trip to London on Monday where he defended his Socialist government against a string of criticism of its economic and business reforms.
Kenya’s president said on Monday he would attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court this week, the first sitting world leader to appear in The Hague-based court, although he said he would be going in a personal capacity.
Authorities said Sunday they have so far uncovered 28 badly charred bodies from mass graves discovered in Iguala in southwest Mexico, with the remains of dozens of students who went missing in the city a week ago likely to be among them.
Hong Kong’s civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of the city center for the week dwindled.
Brazil's unpredictable election took another twist on Sunday, with left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff being forced into a runoff race as expected, but against a conservative challenger who only surged in the final week of the campaign.
Brazilians headed to the polls Sunday with President Dilma Rousseff likely to win the first round but facing a run-off as voters weighed her party's social gains against rival promises to revive the economy.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters remained stubbornly encamped outside the city's government headquarters in the early hours of Monday, with no sign that they would meet a deadline to clear the area by morning.
Brandishing placards and flags proclaiming, “Humans are not a commodity” and “No to the demolition of the family,” tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paris Sunday to oppose what they call the government’s “anti-family” policies.
Frenchman Jules Bianchi underwent emergency surgery on Sunday after crashing in slippery conditions near the end of an incident-packed Japanese Grand Prix.
Pope Francis on Sunday launches a major review of Catholic teaching on the family that could have far-reaching implications for the Church’s attitude to marriage, cohabitation and divorce.
Polls opened in Brazil Sunday as citizens begin to vote in the country's most unpredictable presidential election in decades and the first since the end of an economic boom underpinning the leftist Workers’ Party’s 12-year rule.
An apparently errant tweet by the Taliban’s spokesman in Afghanistan gave his location as being in neighboring Pakistan.