The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria's new anti-gay law may have "negative consequences" for public health.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says more than 20,000 Russian troops are in Crimea before a referendum on Sunday that could separate the peninsula from Ukraine and merge it with Russia.
Algeria's Constitutional Court has approved six candidates for the April 17 presidential election, including the 77-year-old incumbent who suffered a stroke last year.
Dozens of gunmen on motorbikes have killed more than 100 villagers in an ongoing conflict over land in northern Nigeria, survivors said Thursday.
Congo's government spokesman says the military is declaring victory against a Ugandan rebel group.
Security officials in Egypt say a wall has collapsed on customers at a coffeehouse in the port city of Alexandria, killing six people and injuring seven.
A journalist on trial in Britain's phone hacking scandal testified Thursday that Princess Diana provided him with information on the royals, including a phone directory, as part of her feud with her estranged husband, Prince Charles.
Russia is seeking to expand ties with Latin American nations amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.
The U.S. envoy to South Sudan says "thousands" of people in South Sudan have died since a cease-fire was signed in January.
A naval exercise in the Barents Sea involving Norway, the U.S. and Russia is expected to be canceled because of action that Washington is taking against Russia regarding Ukraine.
Officials in Iraq say a suicide car bomb targeting an army checkpoint has killed four soldiers in embattled Anbar province.
The train in Spain is more popular than the plane.
An Afghan election commission official says four election coordinators were kidnapped in Afghanistan's restive Nangarhar province, which borders neighboring Pakistan.
Dmytro Firtash, one of Ukraine's most influential oligarchs, was under arrest in Vienna and facing possible extradition to the U.S. Thursday, after being detained in the Austrian capital on an American warrant charging him with bribery and other offenses.
A grouping of the world's most developed countries says it's provisionally halting accession talks with Russia in a move many will see as a direct response to the country's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
The death toll from a little-reported road explosion was disclosed Thursday to be a much higher 31, nearly two weeks after the blast shook a highway tunnel in northwestern China.
Distant relatives of England's King Richard III are launching their High Court battle over where to rebury the 15th-century monarch's remains.
The Maldives government has rejected international criticism of its judiciary after it sacked the country's top election officials amid a political crisis.
A tanker in Libya allegedly trying to set sail with a shipment of oil from rebel forces has nothing to do with North Korea and has had its North Korean registration revoked, an official in Pyongyang said Thursday.