Sheriff's deputies in northern Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games.
At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday's attack on a UN base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a UN official said.
NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. Flight controllers confirmed Friday that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as planned, just three days after surviving a full lunar eclipse, something it was never designed to do.
A high school vice-principal rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of his students on board was found dead on Friday, police said, in an apparent suicide.
Officials in Iraq say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.
The library of a seminary for women run by a controversial hardline cleric in the Pakistani capital has been named after slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
Nearly 100 murders around the world in the last five years, including those of Sikh worshippers in the US in 2012, can be traced back to users of the biggest white supremacist forum on the Internet, a hate-group watchdog has said.
At least 322 people were killed and 3,225 injured in road accidents during the one-week Thai New Year (Song-kran) celebrations, the country's disaster prevention and mitigation department said Friday.
Soon, tiny robots would be performing tasks such as measuring pollution, extinguishing fire and delivering medicines into the body in a non-invasive way.
Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
Divers battled strong currents and murky waters Friday to finally enter a South Korean ferry two days after it sank, as investigators revealed the captain was not at the helm when the vessel capsized with hundreds on board.
The Nigerian military admitted on Friday that most of the 129 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists in a shocking school raid in the country's restive northeast remained missing.
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Friday defended his decision to question President Vladimir Putin in a televised phone-in over the extent of Russia's surveillance activities.
Danwon High is a school in emotional lock-down -- its classrooms closed and empty, with textbooks and personal belongings scattered around and heart-wrenching messages posted on the windows.
In a shocking report, a top scientist from the US Agency for International Development has warned that the world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage.