Gazan skies remained calm Wednesday as a long-term ceasefire took hold, ending the deadliest violence in a decade with Israel and Hamas both claiming 'victory' in the 50-day war.
An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State.
An American journalist held for nearly two years by militants linked to al-Qaeda in Syria returned to the United States late Tuesday.
Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for at least five deaths.
Australia and Indonesia are due to sign an agreement Wednesday to resolve a spying scandal that took diplomatic ties to a new low last year.
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Some of the world's top automatic control scientists are in South Africa for the first time to discuss how the field can benefit everyday life.
One man made a romantic twist with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
A crevice spanning almost a kilometre opened in a rural area near the town of Hermosillo in northeastern Mexico on August 16.