Powell served under Democratic and Republican presidents during war and peace times.
The election was the sixth held since the fall of Saddam Hussein after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and none of the parties were expected to win a clear majority.
A Russian actor and a film director rocketed to space Tuesday on a mission to make the world's first movie in orbit.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in Monday for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war against Tigray forces he described as "hateful" toward the nation.
A new report sheds light on how world leaders, powerful politicians, billionaires and others have used offshore accounts to shield assets collectively worth trillions of dollars.
Australia has outlined plans to lift a pandemic ban on its vaccinated citizens traveling overseas from November. But no date has yet been set for welcoming international tourists back.
Former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, was convicted Thursday for illegal campaign financing during his unsuccessful bid for reelection in 2012.
A bright red river of lava from the volcano on Spain's La Palma island finally tumbled over a cliff and into the Atlantic Ocean late Tuesday.
Power cuts in China to meet official energy use targets have forced many factories to shut down and left some households in the dark.
The party that narrowly beat outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc pushed Monday for a quick agreement on a coalition government, but Europe's biggest economy could still be in for weeks of uncertainty after an election that failed to set a clear direction.