The mayor of a seaside town on the French Riviera is sticking by his town's burkini ban, telling beachgoers, "if you don't want to live the way we do, don't come."
Mayors do not have the right to ban burkinis, France's highest administrative court ruled Friday.
Sometimes a bathing suit is just a bathing suit. But not today. Europeans -- Muslims, Christians, atheists and others -- are fiercely debating the question of what women should be allowed to wear at the beach. It seems like a trivial matter, but it isn't.
A five-day-old newborn peers out from a pink blanket. His dark, almond-shaped eyes stare directly at the camera, his tiny hand tucked underneath his chin.
The Icelandic Meteorological Office is on alert for a possible eruption from the country's largest volcano, Katla, after two earthquakes rattled the region.
With his crazy unkempt hair and comedic charm, beloved US actor Gene Wilder will forever be remembered for his performances in everything from "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" to classic horror parody "Young Frankenstein."
"I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know that I am a black man in a white world."
A suspected serial killer accused of the rape and murder of 11 women has been caught after almost three decades on the run.
Team Europe has showed its hand -- now its over to you Team USA.
India's tourism minister is furiously backpedaling after suggesting that women who visit India shouldn't wear skirts for their own safety.
Why do people sext? Why do they send racy or naked photos or videos and sexually loaded texts?
One man known as the "Father of the Flowers" in Aleppo was determined to keep living his life as a gardener, even in the middle of the civil war. Krishnan Guru-Murthy has his story.
Human rights concerns will be on the agenda when US President Barack Obama meets controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time next week.
Novak Djokovic played down fears of serious injury after winning the opening match of his title defense at the US Open.
For the third time in a year, one of the US Navy's $360 million littoral combat ships has been knocked out of action by mechanical problems.
Baby simulator programs, designed to teach teenage girls how difficult it is to take care of a baby and deter them from getting pregnant, may actually backfire.
It's like a scene straight out of Stephen King's "It."
It's been a good year for blunt, fiercely macho leadership around the world.
Some people chase celestial bodies. I chase airliners.
On Monday night, Bangkok celebrated the completion of Thailand's tallest new skyscraper, The MahaNakhon, with a dramatic light show. The building was designed by German architect Ole Scheeren.
Cape Verde, a remote Atlantic archipelago, is not the most likely candidate for soccer supremacy. And yet, remarkably, the island nation has risen from obscurity to the point where, until a few months ago, they were the top ranking team in Africa.
Lifeless bodies lying on the streets of the Philippines are a visceral sign of new President Rodrigo Duterte's new battle.
More than 300 reindeer have been killed by a single lightning strike at a Norwegian national park.
The Pirelli calendar, the tire company's annual showcase of female beauty, continues to redefine itself.
Americans are perhaps the standard bearers of the "barbecue."
Zika continues its march around the world.
Technology and art collide in DMM.Planets Art, one of Japan's largest art exhibitions to-date.
With the need for renewable energy and green travel increasing by the day, could this floating "vertebral spine" be the future of ocean transport?
Gene Wilder, who died Monday at 83 after a long illness, was the kind of movie star who could have only come into being during the 1970s, when movies themselves were in flux.
After Labor Day, the presidential campaign will move into high gear. The candidates will be racing against the electoral clock and the campaigns will need laser-eyed focus on what their respective path forward is to victory in November.
A woman walks down the street, pausing and backtracking erratically. She clutches her phone in front of her, furiously jabbing at the screen. Suddenly, to her right, another person appears, enacting the same strange dance of connection between his legs, his eyes and his phone.
Donald Trump recently began saying he's concerned with keeping African Americans safe from gun violence.
Although climate change is thought of as simply a political football, it has been a heated topic among meteorologists for years. I, for one, have changed my conclusion over time on whether humans are responsible for the increased heat content of the Earth.
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
A group of undercover officers in Winnipeg, Canada, is leading a new way to fight human trafficking -- firmly focused on helping victims.
"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."
Across the U.S., there is a movement to prioritize human trafficking prevention in our nation's communities. Schools, youth service programs, juvenile corrections services, group homes, and other youth-oriented spaces have begun to recognize their great potential to empower youth to stay safe from exploitation.