The announcement of the arrest set off discussion that the move was intended to tamp down discontent over valid complaints.
People casting their votes at a polling station in Edinburgh on Thursday morning.
Tourists make their way through the Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing on June 1, during the three-day national holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival.
The stabbing of Palwasha Tokhi adds to a toll that was already the deadliest for the news media in the country since the fall of the Taliban.
Fiji0s military ruler for the past eight years appeared to be headed to a decisive victory after the nation voted in a landmark election on Wednesday.
More than 800 heavily armed Australian police officers conducted antiterrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane early on Thursday, and at least 15 people were detained, the police said.
Italy has staggered its way through a skyrocketing migration crisis in the Mediterranean that has seen roughly 120,000 migrants rescued by Italian ships this year, while nearly 2,800 have died in shipwrecks or in transit.
President Obama on Wednesday told soldiers at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., that they would not be sent into combat against Islamic militants in Iraq.
Airstrikes on Iraq were a fairly easy sell, but airstrikes on the group in Syria present a dilemma: how to support such military action while obeying international law.
Palestinians hurled stones during clashes with the Israeli police in East Jerusalem on Sept. 7, part of an increase in violence there.
The police said Wednesday that DNA samples from the bodies of two British tourists found bludgeoned on a resort island did not match any collected from 12 people who had been in the area.
Gunmen stormed a college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded 35, the police said.
Japan sought international backing on Wednesday for its plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top United Nations court.
A burial team on Wednesday collected the body of a person who was thought to have died from Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia.
Free Syrian Army rebels in a trench dug near a checkpoint on Sept. 12. The House authorized training and arming the rebels to fight the Islamic State.
De Oversteek, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, memorializes a bold World War II crossing.
The Toronto mayor will soon undergo chemotherapy for treatment of two unusual, malignant tumors, a physician said.
Bangladesh0s Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of an Islamist political leader on Wednesday who was convicted last year of war crimes during the nation0s 1971 war for independence.
With Americans0 fears about a terrorist attack on the rise, a New York Times/CBS News poll finds the public is questioning President Obama0s strategy for combating the militant organization calling itself the Islamic State.
China decriminalized homosexuality in 1997 and declassified it as a mental illness in 2001, but clinics promising to 0convert0 gay people abound in a country where pressure to join the heterosexual mainstream is high.
Volunteer medical organizations said the vaccine afflicted dozens of children in insurgent-held areas of Idlib Province.
While Scots have been warned repeatedly about the dire consequences of voting for independence from the United Kingdom, half 0 more or less 0 are expected to do so anyway.
Supporters of the "yes" campaign gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday.
Commuters ride atop an overcrowded train in Mumbai last year.
Alan Cumming campaigned for Scottish independence in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept. 8.
Fighters who oppose the government of President Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State are being pummeled by a new wave of attacks and assassination attempts.
Newsha Tavakolian returned a 50,000-euro prize rather than see her work about contemporary Iran be controlled 0 distorted, she says 0 by the financier whose foundation selected her.
President Obama met with his top military commanders at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.
Vladimir P. Yevtushenkov
Ilham Tohti, a scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority, at his home in Beijing in February 2013.
President Xi Jinping of China, center, near the riverfront in Ahmedabad on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second from left.
Gen. Ray Odierno, now the Army chief of staff, at a memorial for veterans last year.
Those who say Muslim Arab society is not ready for democracy should recall Europe's 20th-century dictatorships.
The Conservatives promised reform but didn't deliver. Britain needs democratic reform from the ground up.
Teresa Fazio receiving her Marine Corps commission in 2002, with her two brothers, Chris on the left and Mike on the right. 0
A soldier takes time out of uniform to pursue an M.F.A. in writing, and discovers that what sets him apart, as a veteran at the keyboard, is not as important as the common ground he shares with other writers.
A female patient in her bed at the Sparrow Ministries' Rainbow Village. Dec. 20, 2002.