Some 1,500 visitors were cleared out of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a man put a letter on the altar of the 850-year-old monument Tuesday, pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head.
Thousands of women have taken to the streets in Togo to protest the death of an opposition figure who had been jailed.
Bulgaria's newly seated parliament has elected Socialist Mihail Mikov as its speaker during what is proving to be a turbulent stretch in the economically struggling country's politics.
Kyrgyzstan's president has reaffirmed that next year the Central Asian nation will evict the U.S. air base that supports military operations in nearby Afghanistan.
Flying high above Europe's economic crisis, a local lightning-fast pigeon called Bolt became the world's most expensive racing bird when his Belgian breeder sold it for 310,000 euros ($400,000) to a Chinese businessman.
The man charged with reviving France's shrinking economy and attracting businesses to invest there is gaining a reputation for doing the opposite.
Britain's House of Commons has passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
Six Muslim men and one minor have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from life to two years in prison for involvement in the killing of a Buddhist monk during sectarian violence in central Myanmar.
A massive power failure has affected more than 8 million people in Thailand's 14 southern provinces, including popular tourist areas such as Koh Samui and Phuket, in one of the country's biggest blackouts in recent memory.
The eight candidates approved Tuesday for Iran's June 14 presidential election to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who cannot run again because of term limits.
Authorities are investigating rice mills in southern China following tests that found almost half of the staple grain in one of the country's largest cities was contaminated with a toxic metal.
Chinese vice-premier Wang Yang has arrived in Zimbabwe at the start of an official trip to view his nation's burgeoning trade and development ties in Africa.
Some 200 youths hurled rocks at police and set cars ablaze in a largely immigrant suburb of Stockholm on Tuesday, the second day of rioting triggered by the fatal police shooting of a man wielding a knife.
Officials say five Serbian citizens have returned home after spending 21 months in captivity in Libya.
The man charged with reviving France's shrinking economy and attracting businesses to invest here is gaining a reputation for doing the opposite.
A Swiss oil company says it will start selling regular gasoline mixed with ethanol as part of a pilot program in Puerto Rico.
The chief executive of security firm G4S is to retire after a tumultuous year that saw the company fail to fulfill its Olympic contract.
Cuba has authorized individual imports of appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and microwave ovens, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 amid a wave of energy shortages and blackouts.
Spain's development minister is urging Brazil to hire some of the engineers that her own economy doesn't have room for.
U.N. officials said Tuesday that the number of Syrian refugees arriving in Jordan has suddenly fallen from an average of 2,500 a day to fewer than 20, and they are trying to quickly figure out why.