The outcome of the vote, almost certain to be "yes," is likely to further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the Islamic State group. Baghdad and Iraq's neighbors Iran and Turkey — which worry it will encourage their own sizable Kurdish populations — have all demanded it be called off.
Rescue dogs joined search teams to look for trapped survivors after the powerful 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico City on Tuesday, killing at least 245 people. These canine heroes include the goggle-clad Frida, who has reportedly already saved 52 people and stolen hearts across the globe. Click through the slideshow above to see more of the dogs’ rescue efforts. (Yahoo News)
Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.
Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods.
Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona's streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote.
The U.N. said Friday that an "alarming number" of 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar by crossing into Bangladesh in the last two weeks.
As Trump made his announcements, country by country, photographers documented how the world leaders reacted to the U.S. commander in chief’s address. Click through the slideshow to see their faces.
President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source.
Many hands make light work, and in this photographer’s unique series, there are many, many of them. Sanwal Deen’s “Work” project offers a bird’s-eye view of the elaborate tasks carried out by people who work with their hands. With just forearms and hands showing, Sanwal’s images showcase the work carried out by florists, writers and bakers; pianists, typesetters and cobblers. It is estimated that the average person spends around one-third of his or her life working, and so Sanwal, 27, wanted to show the intricacy of certain professions that can help define someone. (Caters News) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
President Donald Trump skipped town for the weekend, but that didn't stop demonstrators from making him the focus of competing rallies in the nation's capital.
Monday was the fourth day of protests in St. Louis following Friday's announcement that a judge found ex-officer Jason Stockley not guilty in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith.
The Cleveland Museum's "From Riches to Rags" exhibition examines the choices photographers made during the Great Depression.
The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn.
A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed at least 23 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia's largest city early Thursday, officials said.
This playful seal pup loves cameras so much so that it tried to steal one. Caroline Robertson-Brown, 44, was leading a group of underwater photographers around the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, England, to photograph the gray seal population. Robertson-Brown, of Manchester, England, reported that “the seal had a good try at stealing my camera.
Two days after Hurricane Irma engulfed the entire state of Florida with deadly winds and rains, residents are only beginning to assess the damage in the storm’s wake. Though many agreed Irma could have been far worse, a wide swath of the state remained without power on Tuesday . And some communities near Naples and Fort Myers, Fla., remained underwater as local rivers and waterways were swelled to capacity from rain. At the same time, area residents continued to face a major fuel shortage, as gas stations slowly reopened. Photography by Holly Bailey See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
As the death toll from Hurricane Irma climbs to 23 in the United States, residents of the Florida Keys are returning to a much different landscape than the one they left last week. As many as 25 percent of all homes in the Florida Keys were destroyed, FEMA Administrator Brock Long said Tuesday evening, and as many as 65 percent of homes suffered major damage. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 90 percent of homes in the Florida Keys suffered some damage.
Millions of people are facing a long, difficult road to recovery after Irma’s week-long deadly rampage through the Caribbean and southeastern United States.
In what has become one of the most moving — and visible — 9/11 memorials, two giant pillars of light near where the World Trade Center’s twin towers once stood were turned on in lower Manhattan this week to mark the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
To mark the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when al-Qaida militants hijacked airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, relatives of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks gathered on Sept. 11, 2017, in New York, Pennsylvania, and outside Washington, D.C., to commemorate the loved ones they lost that day. (AP/Getty/Reuters)