Japan's Shinzo Abe calls an election a year early, as his support rises amid a weak opposition.
Players kneel in protest during the US anthem as the president's remarks are strongly condemned.
Stevie Wonder knelt on one knee at the annual Global Citizen Festival in New York.
A hospital in Abu Dhabi confirms the Egyptian's death despite recent weight-loss surgery.
Mount Agung on Bali is an active volcano that may be about to erupt for the first time in 54 years.
I am an Eeyore; I know this. I'm a glass-half-empty, worst-case-scenario, dwell-on-the-imperfections, existential-dread ruminating worrywart, and I envy the people I encounter who seem to effortlessly exude perkiness and fun.
The humpback whale had been buried on a beach, prompting fears it would attract sharks.
Indonesian authorities say the mountain's seismic energy is increasing and has potential to erupt.
The chancellor is re-elected but AfD nationalists make a historic breakthrough, sparking protests.
Police praised the "extraordinarily brave" actions of the usher at the church near Nashville.
A customs officer told BBC Sinhala they spotted the man because "he was walking suspiciously".
The nationalist right wing party AfD says it will "hunt down" Mrs Merkel, after its election gains.
Trump's adviser and son-in-law used a private account, a practice Hillary Clinton was attacked over.
Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.
How the abandoned bikes of Burning Man are making their way to hurricane victims.
Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.
Dozens of stray dogs live on an uninhabited island off Karachi, where fishermen help keep them alive.
The German chancellor may have won the election but the result does not feel like a victory.
The ongoing war of words between the United States and North Korea saw several new fiery salvos Saturday, a day on which the US military, in a show of force, flew bombers in international airspace over waters east of North Korea.
Just as Iraq prepares to turn the page on ISIS, a new chapter in its turbulent history appears to be unfolding. This time centering on the country's largest ethnic minority: the Kurds and their push for independence.