The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests.
US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the massacre that left 17 dead.
A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and four southwest states, the federal electricity commission said, but no deaths were reported. At least 50 homes suffered damage in the southern state of Oaxaca, which, along with Mexico City, is still […]
A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the 2016 U.S. election campaign in a multi-pronged effort to support Donald Trump and disparage rival Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Special Counsel said in an indictment on Friday. The charges by the office of Robert Mueller described a conspiracy that started in 2014 […]
Sydney welcomed in the Lunar New Year on Friday (February 16), heralding the Year of the Dog by illuminating the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge in bright red.
Thousands of people gathered in Parkland, Florida Thursday night for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the second deadliest school shooting in US history.
A troubled teen has confessed to gunning down 17 people at his former high school in Florida, court documents showed Thursday, as the FBI admitted it had received a tip-off about the 19-year-old gunman yet failed to stop him.
The Council on Foreign Relations in the United States says its healthy to see South Africa emerge from a state of limbo with the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
A former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, officials said, in a harrowing shooting spree that saw terrified students hiding in closets and under desks as they texted for help.
The Dutch Senate on Tuesday passed a new organ donor law which will register everyone over the age of 18 as an organ donor unless they have indicated otherwise.
Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, has died, the palace announced Wednesday.
Three people died and four are missing after a migrants boat carrying eight people capsized on Tuesday in a river that flows between Turkey and Greece, a spokeswoman for Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Organisation (AFAD) said.
The Israeli military trial of a Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two soldiers in the occupied West Bank began Tuesday behind closed doors.
President Donald Trump unveiled his second budget on Monday seeking to make good on his promise to bolster military spending.
Oxfam representatives met with Britain's international development department on Monday to consider what further steps needed to be taken over a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti.
Investigators scoured the scene Monday after a passenger plane crashed near Moscow minutes after take-off, killing all 71 people on board, in one of Russia's worst-ever plane crashes.
A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital's Domodedovo airport, Russian media reported.
Indonesian police have shot a sword-wielding man who attacked church congregation during Sunday Mass, injuring four people including a priest.
Russian Central Election Commission says it has registered all eight candidates for the March 18 presidential election. Among the contenders are current Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Communist party nominee Pavel Grudinin, the head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinksy, the leader of Communists of […]
President Donald Trump is refusing to declassify a high-profile memo written by Democratic lawmakers about the Russia probe.
Twin bomb blasts struck a mosque in Benghazi in eastern Libya on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding 149 in the latest attack to target worshippers in the city.
The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate early on Friday morning in approving a bill to end an overnight federal shutdown, sparing Republicans further embarrassment and averting serious interruption of the government's business.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam met and shook hands Friday ahead of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
The United States Defence Department has confirmed it is exploring options for a military parade at the request of President Donald Trump prompting four Democratic Senators to demand answers on the estimated cost from the Pentagon.
North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of its armed forces, putting its intercontinental ballistic missiles on show just a day before the Winter Olympics open in the South.
Venezuela's electoral council has set April 22 as the date for a controversial presidential election, which the opposition accuses President Nicolas Maduro of using to engineer a second term for himself.
California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in US federal waters.
Leaders in the United States Senate are rushing to conclude a two-year budget deal ahead of a government shutdown at midnight Thursday.
Washington's top diplomat wrapped up a trip through Latin America on Tuesday buoyed by support for the US approach to Venezuela but with a warning against backsliding in the drug war.
Rescue workers in the Taiwanese city of Hualien scrambled to search for survivors in buildings left tilting precariously on their foundations Wednesday, after an overnight earthquake killed two and injured more than 200.