The two have been missing since Tuesday with local media saying they have been arrested.
Cosmetic surgery was sought to replace a woman's murdered husband with her lover, police say.
Google remains the most used search engine on the web and its annual list of the most popular searches always offers an excellent glimpse into the zeitgeist.
The Arctic is melting faster than at any time in at least the last 1,500 years, according to climate scientists.
The #MeToo campaign, women's marches and "pussyhat" protesters help decide Merriam-Webster's choice.
Turkey's president says the US decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital is "null and void".
A protein transmitted from the male mosquito to the female during sex could prove key to preventing the spread of diseases.
A boy has been injured after a window from a US Marines helicopter fell on a school playing field in Japan - the second such incident in the past week.
President Rodrigo Duterte said continued military rule on the southern island of Mindanao was needed to ensure the “total eradication” of militancy there.
Few thought the Democrats could pull off such a historic victory, and it could have real consequences for the president, says Nick Bryant.
It's the latest incident angering locals who are calling for all US troops to leave the island.
Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.
The country keeps two million streetlights on overnight, generating profits for utilities and politicians at a cost for consumers and the environment.
A man convicted of child sex offenses was turned away from Sydney Airport on Wednesday as Australia’s “world first” sex tourism law came into effect.
The ailing Japanese conglomerate, which bet badly on U.S. nuclear power, can now proceed with a deal that will bring it $14 billion in needed cash.
The Committee to Protect Journalists identified 262 journalists imprisoned for their journalism as of Dec. 1. More than half were in Turkey, China or Egypt.
Doug Jones projected to win a Senate seat for Alabama, after a bitter campaign against Republican Roy Moore.
Democrat Doug Jones has won the US Senate race in Alabama in a blow to Donald Trump, projections suggest.
The secretary of state appeared to soften his tone on North Korea at a Washington policy speech.
Security preparations for New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square will be altered following a botched suicide bombing in a subway tunnel, the city's counterterrorism chief has said.
Borce Ristevski is accused of murdering his wife, Karen, whose disappearance baffled Australia.
The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.
The annual Virgin of Guadalupe pilgrimage in Mexico is marred by the deaths of 11 pilgrims.
Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, speaking after recent anti-Semitic episodes in two Swedish cities, said “hatred of Jews has no place in our society.”
Workplace consultant Marilyn Loden coined the phrase "the glass ceiling" 39 years ago but says it is still as relevant as ever.
A sale of Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets could be confirmed as soon as Thursday, reports say.
An illustrator's creative gifs depicting solitary "calm in the chaos" of urban life attract interest online.
A BBC Brasil investigation speaks to people hired to run fake accounts bolstering politicians.
From "Zupta" to "Mantash", how Jacob Zuma's presidency has shaped the way South Africans speak.
The Syria campaign made Russia a key player in the Middle East, Steve Rosenberg writes.
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