An attempt to chart ISIS users on Twitter finds there could be between 46,000 to 90,000 dedicated supporters using the platform, but the majority of propaganda comes from a small group of up to 2,000 users.
The Missouri city of Ferguson has fired three city employees and is pursuing a range of other reforms in an effort to negotiate a settlement with the U.S.
The government of India's ban on a documentary about a rape case has set off a firestorm of controversy that has exposed not just two opposing camps in the fight for gender equality, but a complex and splintered reaction to both the ban and the content of the film.
U.S. job creation powered ahead in February, with unemployment falling to a six-year low of 5.5 per cent.
The New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Dawn mission to Ceres demonstrate two approaches to space travel - the brute power of rockets, versus advanced solar-powered ion propulsion.
Lydia has her own Twitter account and a dorsal fin tracker that over the last two years has given scientists and the public first ever details about great white sharks.
Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger jailed for criticizing Islam, has had his weekly lashes delayed for an eighth consecutive week.
Malaysia Airlines has begun tracking the location of its long-haul flights every 15 minutes or less, a proposal put forward by the UN aviation agency after the disappearance of the carrier's Flight MH370 a year ago, Malaysia's transport minister said.
Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine.
The Syrian army carried out an operation that killed the military commander of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front on Thursday, the group confirmed Friday.
Tajik opposition leader Umarali Kuvvatov was shot dead by an unknown assailant on an Istanbul street late on Thursday, Turkey's private Dogan news agency said on Friday.
A NASA spacecraft will rendezvous this morning with the dwarf planet Ceres in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.
Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice.
A homeless man who was shot to death by police during a confrontation over the weekend was identified under his true name — not the stolen identity he had used for years.
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said.
It took just one juror to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Thursday — and the woman had to survive an attempt by her colleagues to boot her from the jury before she could do it.
Mike Ribeiro's former nanny in Texas is suing the Predators centre for assaulting her and suing his wife for threatening her in 2012.
U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert underwent 2½ hours of surgery after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in an attack at a breakfast forum in Seoul on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification.
A man from one of the most iconic photos from the Boston Marathon bombing testified Thursday that he locked eyes with Tamerlan Tsarnaev moments before the explosion that killed three people and injured hundreds.
Federal safety investigators are reviewing a request to reopen a probe into the 1959 airplane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.