WASHINGTON, Jan 15: U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican's inauguration.

ELLENTON, Fla, Jan 14:  After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.

PATNA, India, Jan 14: At least 21 people drowned and a dozen others were missing after their overcrowded boat capsized in a river in eastern India, police said Sunday.

U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of repealing Democratic President Barack Obama's landmark health insurance law.

Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush, no strangers to life after the White House, have told Malia and Sasha Obama that after Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, they will, “Be writing the story of your lives, beyond the shadow of your famous parents.”

BEIJING, Jan 13; Hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers were packing airports, train and bus stations Friday as they headed home for Lunar New Year celebrations.

NEW YORK, Jan 12: President-elect Donald Trump escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies on Wednesday, just nine days before he takes over their command as president, and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

A 15-year-old girl appeared in court on Wednesday accused of murdering a 7-year-old girl in the northern English town of York, a case that shocked the nation and drew expressions of sympathy in parliament.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 11: The United Arab Emirates says five of its diplomats were killed in a bombing in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the previous day.

CHICAGO, Jan 11: With a final shout of his campaign mantra "Yes We Can," President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination as the country transitions to the presidency of Republican Donald Trump.