Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless.
A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighbourhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.
Thai police are attempting to identify a dismembered body found in a freezer when they raided an apartment and arrested three men -- two thought to be American and one British -- suspected of trafficking in forged passports.
Japan's top government spokesman warned China on Monday against expanding its military activity to the skies over disputed East China Sea islands after eight Chinese warplanes flew near the area over the weekend.
The migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of the year, French President Francois Hollande said Monday in an attempt to highlight the Socialist government's efforts to tackle the issue ahead of next year's presidential election.
Hundreds of potential jurors will report to the federal courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, in the coming days as the jury selection begins in the trial of a white man charged in deaths of nine black church parishioners.
Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.
Charlotte lifted its midnight curfew, signalling movement toward normalcy after a state of emergency was imposed following the shooting death of a black man by police last week that brought National Guard troops and armoured vehicles to downtown street corners.