- The recent discovery of seven Earth-sized planets around the nearby red dwarf TRAPPIST-1 bolsters the assertion that objects around these ultra-cool stars may be the best place to look for alien life.
- The islets in question are Liancourt Rocks, which are known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan. Seoul controls the islets, which have been claimed by Tokyo.
- Living in the Devonian period about 400 million years ago, its jaw was over 1 centimeter in length and its body grew more than a meter long.
- Russian officials said they had set up a mechanism to clamp down on "fake news," but many are unsure if they will flag misinformation spread by the country's propaganda troops.
- In a new study, a team of researchers have argued it may be possible to detect axions — a class of hypothetical particles that some physicists believe makes up dark matter — created by spinning black holes.
- The U.S. has suggested it could deport undocumented immigrants back to Mexico even if they are not Mexican citizens.
- The news comes amid Kim Jong Un regime's continuous violation of the nuclear weapons program, despite tough U.N. sanctions.
- The Revolutionary Guards launched precision-guided projectiles and heavy artillery fire on the final day of the three-day military exercises.
- Kim Jong Un's half-brother was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia as he waited for a flight to Macao.
- Ex-CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa was arrested in Portugal and set to face six years in prison for her role in the kidnapping and extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric Abu Omar.
- It's a complex diplomatic issue involving six Southeast Asian countries and the United States.
- The Islamic State group has reportedly beefed up its arsenal.
- Three polls released Wednesday morning gave insight into Americans' attitudes toward Russia.
- A man bodyboarding on the northwest coast of Reunion Island died after a fatal shark attack.
- The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has begun her duties replacing Queen Elizabeth II.
- NATO is sending troops to bolster the military alliance's members in Eastern Europe after Russia held training exercises in the region and carried out the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
- Russian defense officials revealed a massive military buildup including a new electronic branch and more nuclear missiles among other additional weapons.
- Refugee camps across Bangladesh have become home to unimaginable atrocities.
- The president who may or may not have business holdings in Russia has had to dismiss numerous reports that he and his staff might be being blackmailed by the Kremlin.
- The nation's defense minister said nuclear weapons are a priority still, but that more conventional weapons have become a major focus.
- “Bacha bazi,” a centuries-old practice involving sexual enslavement of young boys, is to be outlawed in Afghanistan for the first time.
- Israeli jets reportedly crossed Lebanese airspace to strike a Syrian army division carrying weapons to Hezbollah near Damascus as the Islamic State group made gains in the Golan Heights.