Full story - June 18, 2019
Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is shown standing behind a podium with a microphone, looking to his right.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the US military, President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday.
Full story - June 18, 2019
An oil tanker is shown from above with a red deck and being sprayed by water by a second, adjacent boat.
Iran's military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. But experts suggest that if Iran were involved, it would represent a calibrated yet risky pushback to the US.
Full story - June 17, 2019
A group of people walk along a highway.
The Trump administration has slashed aid dollars to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras after threatening to do so in March.
Full story - June 17, 2019
Mohammed Morsi is shown behind bars with his hands raised in the air.
Ousted former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday after he fainted in court following a hearing.
Full story - June 14, 2019
a girl's shadlow on a wall in venezuela
Years of economic mismanagement by the socialist government have crippled the oil-rich nation with hyperinflation, shortages and misery. An estimated 4 million people — about 12% of the populace — have fled the South American country in just the last five years. Some simply disappear.
Full story - June 12, 2019
LaLa Zannell, a New York-based transgender rights activist, poses outside The Stonewall Inn in New York, U.S., May 30, 2019.
As the 50th anniversary of Stonewall approaches, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are receiving a belated measure of recognition in death that coincides with a growing awareness of transgender rights. 
Full story - June 12, 2019
A group of protesters are shown with their umbrellas pointed down to protect themselves from water being shot across the frame of the photograph.
Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos.
Full story - June 11, 2019
A man waves as he is released from a cage by a police officer.
In a rare U-turn, anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov was released from house arrest Tuesday. Many say his detention under charges of alleged drug peddling was retaliation for his investigative anti-corruption reporting.
Full story - June 11, 2019
Several people are shown standing in St. Peter's square and holding heart-shaped signs.
The Vatican condemned gender theory on Monday as part of a "confused concept of freedom," saying in a new document that the idea of gender being determined by personal feeling rather than biology was an attempt to "annihilate nature."
Full story - June 10, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri is shown standing with one foot on a soccer ball and wearing an orange uniform.
The Women's World Cup is putting a spotlight on the growing global interest in women's soccer. So in a country where many still see soccer as a man's game, there's a glimmer of hope as a first wave of girls in Cameroon are now being trained by professional coaches at an academy in Yaounde.