The United States has made an urgent call for calm in northern Iraq as Iraqi forces and Kurdish fighters -- two of Washington's key allies in the region -- clash over disputed territory.
"The Ecstasy of St Teresa of Avila" (1647-52) by 17th-century Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini is one of the most famous images of the Baroque period. Located in the Cornaro Chapel, Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome, the marble sculpture represents Saint Teresa of Ávila, a Spanish nun canonised in 1622, sprawled on a cloud with an angel. The angel is holding an arrow, about to pierce Teresa's heart. Writhing and twisting in ecstasy, Teresa's eyes are closed, with her face turned upwards toward heaven.
Recent wildfires in California and hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico have put a spotlight on vulnerable seniors -- including a number of deaths that authorities have said were preventable.
Say "doomsday bunker" and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods.
And on the 269th day, President Donald Trump tweeted about Hillary Clinton.
As the Trump administration seeks to obliterate Obama-era policies, progressive lawyers are racing to court asking for an extreme form of relief, urging judges to reach deep into their judicial tool kits and issue national -- even global -- injunctions.
Tiger Woods has suffered a number of setbacks getting his career back on track but the latest medical update on the golfer offers a more optimistic assessment of his recovery from his most recent bout of back surgery.
Nothing ruins lunchtime conversations more than a smartphone.
If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.
China is strengthening its People's Liberation Army with state-of-the-art stealth fighters, a new aircraft carrier and soaring budgets.
The Philippines city of Marawi has been liberated from ISIS-affiliated militants following a five-month standoff, President Rodrigo Duterte announced Tuesday, according to CNN Philippines.
October 19 marks the beginning of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights which across India is marked by colorful but polluting pyrotechnics.
When President Donald Trump sits for talks Tuesday with his left-wing Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras, he'll face a man who last year warned his own citizens that Trump represented an "evil" raft of ideas with no place in western democracy.
It's Xi Jinping's big moment.
After five years as China's leader, Xi Jinping has become one of the most powerful people in the nation's modern history, outshining his immediate predecessors.