Telecoms executive Robyn Denholm will take over the role while Elon Musk remains chief executive.
The trial will decide if the infamous Mexican drug lord will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Mr Trump had publicly humiliated Mr Sessions over his decision to stay out of a high-profile inquiry.
India's top court imposed a timeframe for burning firecrackers, but the order was openly flouted.
Their bodies were found near a broken-down vehicle, police say, and a fourth person is missing.
The president offers to work with Democrats, but vows "a warlike posture" if they investigate him.
As concern grows about climate change and resources, is it time to re-use more of our junk?
Jeff Sessions was one of Donald Trump's earliest supporters, but their relationship soured long before he was asked to resign.
Beluga whales held in a Chinese marine park are to be moved to a more natural habitat in Iceland.
Greece’s key shipping industry – the biggest in the world – is going to be greatly affected by the US ban on Iranian oil exports.
The collapse of a rural bank reveals the extent of corruption in South Africa.
After the Democrats took back the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is back in the spotlight.
The ancient city of Allahabad is the birthplace of some of India's most famous writers, politicians and scientists.
Sixteen thousand men and women from the Caribbean voluntarily enlisted for WW1.
The UN and charities say fierce fighting around the city of Hudaydah is endangering medical facilities.
The ship was forced to return to Europe and 254 of the refugees later died in concentration camps.
There were emotional scenes as the children arrived back at their school.
Samsung unveils a folding handset that turns into a tablet at an event in San Francisco.
Poland marks its 100th anniversary of independence but the march has become a magnet for the far right.
Thousands of Central Americans headed for the US are resting at a stadium in the Mexican capital.
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