A group of children from an orphanage in Mosul have been freed from IS control. They were used as human shields.
Her shoes have dressed royal families, been worn on red carpets by A-list celebrities and have earned cameos on hit TV shows like "Sex and the City," but today Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon is most passionate about fighting for equality for women.
The UN calls this a "notable trend", but warns conditions for a safe return "are not yet in place".
The reform grants couples now limited to civil unions full marital rights, and allows them to adopt children.
Not only have Iceberg campaigners saved a dog's life, they may have changed Danish law.
Iraq's military has seized the remains of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri -- where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the ISIS "caliphate" in 2014 -- and is now engaged in fierce street-to-street fighting for the last several hundred meters of Mosul's Old City.
German lawmakers voted by a wide margin to legalize same-sex marriage Friday, a landmark decision which came just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her longstanding opposition to a free vote on the issue.
As France's president tweets his official portrait, fans offer some charming alternative versions...
Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega announced charges Thursday against the former head of the country's national guard, accusing him of systematic human rights violations during sometimes deadly anti-government protests.
Five members of Cuba's national volleyball team jailed for rape in Finland get reduced terms on appeal.
Scratch that. Cybersecurity experts believe it was sabotage, not cash, that may have motivated the hackers behind this week's crippling global cyberattack.
A niche Orthodox Christian channel says it will pay for one-way tickets for gay people who intend to emigrate.
The John and Catherine MacArthur Foundation is awarding a huge grant for a project which will make "real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time".
The United States has no clear plan for dealing with the various crises it faces in the Middle East, according to one of the top US allies in the fight against ISIS.
A girl was killed and seven soldiers hurt in blasts during a raid against militants, the army says.
The Holocaust survivor and politician led the campaign to legalise abortion in France.
Same-sex couples get full marital and adoption rights - but Angela Merkel votes against the change.
Iraqi forces are locked in an intense battle for the final few blocks of western Mosul still under ISIS control.
The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be transformed and used by a charity.
Five Chechen men have been found guilty in connection with the murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, according to Russian state news agency Tass.