Worst Floods ‘in a Thousand Years’: Death Toll Rises to 43 in Serbia and...

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says deluge is of a kind 'not seen in a thousand years' and warns that toll likely to rise Thousands...

Israel Demands Official UN Recognition of Jewish Holy Day, Yom Kippur

Israel has called for the United Nations to officially mark the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, urging the world body to "correct this inequity and recognise the...

Record Flooding in the Balkans Claims at Least 20 Lives

Record flooding in the Balkans has left least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and is forcing tens of thousands to flee their...

Vatican says Pope Francis Won’t Ride in Bullet-Proof Vehicles During Middle East Trip Next...

Pope Francis is shunning bulletproof vehicles during his trip to the Middle East this month, insisting that he use a normal car and be...

U.S. Warns ‘Time is Short’ as Nuclear Talks with Iran Make Little Progress

Iran and six world powers made little progress this week in talks on ending their dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme, U.S. and Iranian officials...

Iran Plans to Use Suicide Attacks, Drone Strikes, and Missiles to ‘Destroy U.S. Navy’...

A top Iranian naval commander said that he is prepared to order suicide attacks, drone strikes, and missile technology to “destroy the U.S. Navy”...

Plane Carrying Some of Laos’ Top Government Officials Crashes Killing 5

A plane carrying senior Lao government officials crashed Saturday in a forested area of the Southeast Asian country, killing the defense minister and at...

Libya: 24 Killed in Clashes Involving Rebel Militias and Government Troops

Fierce clashes in Libya killed 24 people on Friday after a paramilitary force led by a former general attacked Islamist militias in Benghazi. Local media...

Italy’s Foreign Minister says his Country is Working to Save Pregnant Sudanese Woman Sentenced...

Italy is working to save the life of a pregnant Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith,...

Dengue Fever Risk Predicted for 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Scientists have developed an "early warning system" to alert authorities to the risk of dengue fever outbreaks in Brazil during the World Cup. The analysis,...

Global Warming Scientists Cover Up Skeptic’s Damaging Review

Research which heaped doubt on the rate of global warming was deliberately suppressed by scientists because it was “less than helpful” to their cause,...

Thai Army ‘May Intervene’ After Attack on Protesters Kills Three

The chief of Thailand's coup-prone army warned Thursday his troops "may use force" to quell political violence, after three people were killed in a...

Owner of Turkey Coal Mine Denies Negligence in Explosion; Death Toll Nears 300

A Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after at least 284 people died in an underground blaze at its coal...

Iran Nuclear Negotiations ‘Progressing Slowly and with Difficulty’

Diplomats negotiating over Iran’s nuclear program continue to stumble over the parameters they’ll use to regulate the country’s uranium enrichment, according to officials at...

Burma, China, Eritrea Top List of 8 Worst Countries in the World to be...

Since 1999, the U.S. State Department has tracked the world's worst abusers of religious rights.  As the most recent report notes, it has never lacked for material. Persecutions...

WATCH: Advanced Russian Satellite Burns Up as Rocket Fails in ‘Major Setback’

Russia's most advanced telecommunications satellite has been destroyed after the rocket carrying it burned up before reaching orbit. The unmanned Proton-M type booster rocket took...

U.S. and UK Threaten Further Sanctions on Russia; Ukraine Presses Assault on Separatists

The top U.S. and U.K. diplomats vowed to punish Russia with industrywide sanctions if this month’s Ukrainian presidential election is undermined as the Kiev...

Ferry in Bangladesh Capsizes, Killing at Least 22 People

Rescuers have recovered at least 22 bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in a river in central Bangladesh, officials said Friday. Police estimated...

Hindu Nationalist Narendra Modi Wins India’s Election in Landslide

Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed...

15 Crew Indicted Over South Korean Ferry Disaster

Prosecutors indicted the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and three crew members on homicide charges Thursday, alleging they were negligent and failed...