Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.
North Korea apparently conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, strongly indicated by an ‘‘explosion-like’’ earthquake that monitoring agencies around the globe said appeared to be unnatural. There was no confirmation from Pyongyang th
Pipelines used to be things that were just built without blinking. It is said that there are enough pipelines now in the US to encircle the Earth 25 times with enough left over to also tie a bow around it.
Eighteen people have been killed, and three others were injured in a blast at the Vorkutinskaya mine in the northern Russian Republic of Komi, according to the local police.
"We implore the International Community to help save the children of Fukushima." Seems there's a difference between politicians food safety standards and that of the children...
As if Japan didn't have enough on its national defense plate before two Russian Su-27s allegedly slipped Thursday into its airspace.
The leader of one of Tunisia's main opposition parties has been shot and killed outside his home. Reports claim Chokri Belaïd was hit in the head and chest four times as he left his home in the capital Tunis for work.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says an 8.0 magnitude earthquake in the South Pacific has generated a tsunami that may be destructive near the epicentre. The Hawaii-based agency said sea level readings indicate a tsunami formed after the major
An Internet search team looking for ever more prime numbers has broken their four-year dry spell and just announced that they found a new one — with 17 million digits. I can't write out those digits for you, but here's the short hand: 2 ^ 57,885,161
Two supporters of Ecuador's president Rafael Correa were killed on Monday and four more suffered stab wounds during a campaign rally almost two weeks before a presidential election that the leftist leader is expected to win comfortably.
A historical mystery that stumped British experts for centuries appears to have finally been solved, thanks to a DNA sample from a Canadian family. Scientists say they have found the 500-year-old remains of England’s King Richard III under a parki
South Korean leader Lee Myung-Bak has urged the country’s officials to ‘stand well prepared’ for a third nuclear test by North Korea, according to Yonhap news agency. The test is believed to take place before Lunar New Year starts on February 10.
Country's defence minister confirms local commander among six rebels killed in latest violence, as ceasefire ends.
Attempted to infiltrate country in hunt for WikiLeaks.
In the second deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in five months, a suicide bomber struck the American Embassy in Ankara on Friday, killing a Turkish security guard in what the White House described as a terrorist attack.
North Korea has been placed under martial law and Kim Jong-un has told his front-line troops to “be ready for a war,” according to South Korean media reports.
North Korea has been placed under martial law and Kim Jong-un has told his front-line troops to "be ready for a war," according to South Korean media reports.
A UN human rights inquiry has called on Israel to remove all Jewish settlers from the West Bank and cease expansion. The report said the settlements violate international law, and are an attempt to drive out Palestinians through intimidation.
Welfare benefits will be slashed by ¥74 billion over a three-year period starting from fiscal 2013, after a government panel found that some people are making more on the dole than the average low-income person who is not spends on living costs, it w
Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the long-term credit ratings of six Canadian banks, including Toronto-Dominion, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal and CIBC. National Bank and Desjardins were also downgraded. The ratings agency lowered
Brazilian police say they've made three arrests and are seeking a fourth person in connection with a nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people.
Two Cambodians have already died from bird flu in 2013, making a worrying start to the year.
Ecuador will seek judicial help to ensure the safe passage from Britain of WiliLeaks founder Julian Assange.
A prison riot in southwestern Venezuela killed 61 people, a hospital official said on Sunday, although the government has refused to give an official death toll in the bloody standoff that highlighted chaos in the country's jails.
Relations between Russia and the U.S. have recently hit a rough patch.
Moscow is criticized for weak support of the Arab Spring, and for actively backing Bashir al-Assad in Syria. But the Kremlin says its policies are consistent and the West is exporting revolt.
(Video) Belgian MP LAURENT LOUIS stands against war in Mali and exposes the international neo-colonial plot at the Belgian Parliament. On January the 17th, 32 years old Belgiam MP Laurent Louis, the most controversial and demonized national politi
As temperatures drop below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, most of us are dreaming about lying on a warm sand beach, tropical drink in-hand while listening to the waves lap at the shore.
Human rights activists are turning to Google Earth to identify the vast network of prison camps that dot the North Korean countryside and hold as many as 200,000 people deemed hostile to the regime.
Tina Turner, a 73-year-old American-born singer whose career has spanned more than half a century, has lived in Switzerland since the mid-1990s and was officially granted citizenship by the Swiss government on Friday.