Kazakhstani journalists have laid flowers near the French Consulate in Almaty to honor the victims of the terrorist attack at the French Charlie Hebdo newspaper.
A teenager was killed in a shark attack at a reef off Australia's northeast coast, with ambulance officials saying he was dead by the time he reached shore.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "horrified" after the Islamic State jihadist group claimed to have executed US aid worker Peter Kassig.
The trial of Luka Magnotta took a grim photographic tour of the Montreal apartment where he butchered a Chinese student.
A white tiger attacked and killed a schoolboy who appeared to have jumped or fallen into its enclosure at the zoo in the Indian capital.
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) gave aboriginal Greenlanders the go-ahead to kill hundreds of whales.
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, cleared in 2013 of murdering unarmed, black US teenager Trayvon Martin.
The midwestern US town of Ferguson was recovering from another night of violence.
Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of killing dozens of civilians fleeing the war-torn east.
The death toll in the war-torn Gaza Strip rose above 2,000, the health ministry said as more people injured in over a month of fighting.
Kenya's internationally funded anti-terrorism police have carried out a series of "enforced disappearances" following a string of attacks.
Vandals attacked stores in Ferguson, after police said the unarmed black teenager that was killed by a white officer was a robbery suspect
A clash in Xinjiang, home to China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group said Wednesday after what authorities called a "terror attack" on a police station and township.
An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.
Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with people, researchers said.
A Honduran reporter who went missing over the weekend has been found dead, the 45th journalist killed in the Central American country since 2003, officials said.
At least 38 people were killed when a van carrying inflammable liquid hit a bus on a highway in central China early Saturday, state media reported.
Assailants killed 14 Tunisian soldiers in an attack on two posts near the border with Algeria, where the army has been waging a crackdown on jihadists, the government said.
A lone gunman killed at least six people, most of them children, during a domestic dispute in Texas that triggered a tense ongoing standoff with armed police.
A Guatemalan court handed down the country's first conviction of a leftist guerrilla leader for the killings of indigenous farmers during the 1960-1996 civil war.