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A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel next week, but details of her appearance have not been finalized, her lawyers said on Saturday.
Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters, the ship's operator said in a statement. Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of Nigeria.
A U.S. military airstrike has killed 18 al-Shabaab extremists after U.S. and local forces came under attack in southern Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Saturday.
Tanzanian state media says the death toll from a capsized ferry on Lake Victoria has risen above 200, while wooden coffins arrived at the scene.
Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 60 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years.
The United States is preparing a "series of actions" in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Friday.
Authorities in Taiwan arrested the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3D-printed guns who is wanted in the U.S. over an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward, official media reported.
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein floated the idea of secretly recording President Donald Trump last year amid concerns about chaos in the White House, according to The New York Times. But one person who was present said Rosenstein was just being sarcastic.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday rejected concessions sought by Brett Kavanaugh's accuser if she is to testify about her claim the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and threatened a Monday vote by his panel on the nomination without a quick agreement.
The old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, is filled with chaos of late, thanks to massive cruise ships dropping off thousands of Game of Thrones fans daily.
More than three million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
Three babies and two adults were stabbed at a home that also operates a daycare centre in New York City on Friday, leaving one child with serious injuries, police said.
The Chinese government expressed anger on Friday and demanded the withdrawal of Trump administration sanctions laid a day earlier on its military for purchases made in Russia.
A Japanese spacecraft has released two small exploration robots on an asteroid in a research effort that may provide clues to the origin of the solar system.
A new round of evacuations covering about 500 homes was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday the European Union must come up with an alternative to her Brexit proposals, noting that talks had reached an impasse after bloc leaders had rejected her plans without explaining why.
Between the water, the high winds and the landslides, the Philippines are reeling from Typhoon Mangkhut. And the searchers are still looking for the bodies, many ending each day tired and dejected, CBC's Saša Petricic reports in this photo essay.
Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion (Suge) Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison.
Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, says he is providing "critical information" as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.