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.
Anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam have turned violent with demonstrators setting on fire a number of factories in a southern Vietnamese industrial park.
Oscar Pistorius, the onetime Olympic athlete turned murder suspect, must undergo a month of psychiatric testing before his trial can continue, the judge in the case ruled Wednesday.
As a crowd milled around with downcast eyes outside a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday, a miner dashed their hopes that his co-workers still stuck inside would make it out alive.
Divers recovered five more bodies Wednesday from the wreck of the Sewol, the South Korean ferry that sank last month with hundreds of people on board.
The U.N. Security Council has condemned the killing of a French journalist who was reporting from the violence-racked Central African Republic.