A summit of Pacific leaders opened in Palau today with a call for developed nations to take action on climate change and stop overfishing the world's largest ocean.
A Libyan fighter jet engaged in paramilitary attacks on Islamists in the restive eastern city of Benghazi crashed and exploded earlier today after its pilot safely ejected, a military source and a witness said.
Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms on Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument promoting peace.
Internet entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar is shifting the focus of his online news operation, says he wants to "incubate" to improve journalism with new technology.
The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a week long visit from January 12th to 19th to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
The US is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem.
Trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing almost 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms, says an estimate of air pollution removal by trees in the US by the US Forest Service scientists and collaborators.
A special European Union prosecutor says there are "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
The world's most far-reaching treaty on combatting violence against women, from marital rape to female genital mutilation, comes into force on Friday in a dozen European states.
Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the US government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.
Infants can smell fear. They learn to detect threats and remember them for long just by smelling the odour their mother gives off when she feels fear, says a study that appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Soon, you will be "forced" to download and use Facebook messenger app as you log on to the popular social networking site.
A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said on Tuesday.
A man who spent his honeymoon on the Costa Concordia is now part of a team dismantling the cruise ship wreck, two and a half years after it was holed and sank off Italy, according to La Stampa daily.
The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again on Wednesday, as a UN-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges.