Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named five women to his new cabinet on Wednesday, leading by example in a country economists say must make better use of its highly-educated but underemployed women.
Australia will accept an invitation to boost its role within NATO at the group's summit in Wales, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday, saying it was in the country's national interest.
US forces have carried out air strikes against senior members of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the group's leader, officials said.
Two young soldiers in South Korea's special warfare unit died during training, the military said Wednesday, following a series of incidents and suicides that have unleashed public fury over bullying in the army.
The illustrious film and television actor ('Stargate,' 'Boston Legal') chats about his role as Red Reddington — a FBI most-wanted fugitive working with a rookie profiler to take down criminals and terrorists — in the hit #1 TV series 'The Blacklist.'
Former GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia is heading to Wall Street as he joins the banking firm called Moelis & Co. But, he plans to stay in Virginia and open a District office for the bank.
The project is called ARISE (Arctic Radiation-IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment), and is NASA's first large-scale campaign to study in-depth the summer sea ice retreat on the Arctic's climate. The mission started on Aug. 28 and will end Oct. 1, 2014.
International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.