Voters have begun casting their ballots are across the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar Wednesday to select a new president in a runoff election that pits two former leaders against each other.
A Mount Pleasant, South Carolina man sued the Dutch government for refusing to return art he says Nazis forced his Jewish grandfather to sell. The paintings are from the Rembrandt school of Old Dutch Masters.
Britain's government is ramping up preparations for the possibility the U.K. could leave the European Union in 101 days without a deal, urging thousands of businesses and millions of households to make sure they are ready for the worst.
Guatemala has withdrawn diplomatic immunity from 11 workers with a U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission who have investigated cases of alleged corruption _ including ones targeting President Jimmy Morales' son and brother.
The U.N. peacekeeping chief says there is a chance for peace in South Sudan, with more progress since the warring sides signed a new peace deal in September than at any time since the conflict erupted five years ago.
Street demonstrations against recent labor law changes in Hungary appear to wane on sixth day, but opposition lawmakers vow to pursue legal and parliamentary means to thwart government while allowing for holiday lull.
The Vatican releases the first details of Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit, making clear that bishops attending must reach out to victims before they get to Rome and that accountability is very much on the agenda.
The U.N. Security Council is calling for "a violence-free environment" for what could be historic elections in Congo on Sunday, noting with concern recent incidents that resulted in loss of life and significant damage.
Hugo celebrated his 68th birthday in style at the Australian Reptile Park with a special cake. He can be seen enjoying a special cake made of his favorite treat: watermelon, apple and sweet potato, in this video provided by the park on October 1.