Australia's PM Malcolm Turnbull appointed the nation's first aboriginal federal minister.
Australian officials insisted that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the hunt.
A court will decide whether Samsung Group leader Lee Jae-yong should be arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal.
Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as US ambassador to Japan.
The Mosque of the Prophet Younis was among dozens of historical sites destroyed by IS militants after their June 2014 onslaught.
The amendments will allow the king to avoid appointing a regent when traveling abroad, among other changes.
Turkey confirmed that they have captured the gunman who killed 39 people in a mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day.
Crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane.
Russian and US experts are hoped to start discussions on fighting terrorism in Syria, Russia's foreign minister said.
Thae Yong Ho, who defected to the ROK in August last year, was quoted by the Yonhap News Agency as saying.