While Japan's economy continues to falter, lawmakers are betting big that the casino industry can swoop in and lift it out of the doldrums.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected Thursday to call for long-standing limits on the country's military to be eased to allow it to come to the aid of allies under attack.
With no tangible evidence of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, search officials are reaching out to commercial companies for help.
The captain and three other crew members of the Sewol, the South Korean ferry that sank last month, have been charged with murder, chief prosecutor in the investigation Yang Joon-jin said Thursday.
Rescue and recovery workers retrieved more bodies from a smoldering coal mine in western Turkey, where a fire has killed hundreds.
A Christian woman in Sudan reportedly has until Thursday to either recant her faith or face a possible sentence of death.
The spread of polio constitutes an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization declared Monday.
As darkness falls, Joy Friedman hits the streets -- the same ones she used to troll for customers while working as a prostitute.
It's the beginning of the second semester in public schools across Nigeria and students are flocking back after the vacation.
The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is on hold -- and probably will be for at least four days -- because of a malfunctioning part on the submersible Bluefin-21 and a broken transponder on the Bluefin's mother ship, the U.S. Navy's deputy director of ocean engineering said Wednesday.
One in four adults worldwide are "deeply infected with anti-Semitic attitudes," the Anti-Defamation League announced, in releasing results of an unprecedented global survey.
Shoppers in Venezuela know that shortages of staples like cornmeal, milk and chicken are a harsh reality of life, but now -- amid violent protests and strikes -- shortages have spread to that most basic of basics: bread.
The final results of Afghanistan's presidential elections will be announced Thursday, the country's election commission said Wednesday.
A teenager with cancer who touched the hearts of many in the United Kingdom with his tireless fundraising efforts died Wednesday at age 19, his mother said via Facebook.
A report indicates Chinese officials are discussing an underground train route from Beijing to Alaska.
Residents in a Nigerian village are growing frustrated following a deadly attack by Boko Haram.
A cartoon urging Denmark's youth to vote has been criticized for its violent, sexist and pornographic content.
With the clock ticking down ahead of Ukraine's presidential elections, it's time to talk. But it's not thought the pro-Russian separatists at the center of Ukraine's ongoing turmoil are invited to sit at the table.
It's a perennial problem. How do you persuade young, apathetic voters to go to the polls? Enter "Voteman" -- Denmark's rather ill-judged and short-lived cartoon solution.
Green and yellow auto rickshaws chug through the crowded streets of New Delhi. Tuk tuks sputter on the roads in Thailand to tourists' delight.