Police Officer and Teacher Killed by Student at Moscow High School; Student in Custody

A teenager described as a model student shot a teacher and a police officer dead and took more than 20 of his schoolmates hostage...

25% of Russian Men Die Before 55; Many say Drinking Too Much Vodka is...

Twenty-five percent of Russian men die before age 55, the average life expectancy for Russian men is age 64, and many blame vodka, researchers...

Al Qaeda Reportedly Ends Affiliation with Syrian Islamist Terror Group

Al Qaeda’s top leadership moved publicly on Monday to sever the organization’s relationship with its Syrian affiliate, which has been widely blamed in recent...

Nearly 100 Killed as Assad’s Forces Carry Out Day-Long Air Raids in Aleppo

Ninety people were killed in a day of punishing air assaults on Aleppo as so-called barrel bombs rained down on the city, an opposition...

More Schools in Great Britain are Abandoning ‘Christian’ Assemblies

A growing number of schools are ditching traditional Christian assemblies in favour of reflections on topics such as iPhones, Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder,...

Polls Close in Thailand with Millions of Voters Unable to Cast Ballots; Country Faces...

Thailand has held nationwide elections without bloodshed, but the country's bitter political crisis is far from over. Although balloting was largely peaceful, protesters forced thousands...

Death Toll Increases After Massive Volcanic Eruption in Indonesia

The death toll from the sudden eruption of an active volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island rose to 15, officials said Sunday, as toxic clouds...

Hindu Extremists Arrested After Stabbing Death of Pastor In India

The gang that knocked on the door of a pastor's home in Andhra Pradesh state and stabbed him to death earlier this month consisted...

Leaders of Syrian Church Groups Visit U.S. to Ask Government to Stop Supporting Rebels

The stories told by five top Syrian Christian leaders about the horrors their churches are experiencing at the hands of Islamist extremists are biblical...

Serbia: Over 1,000 People Evacuated from Vehicles Trapped in Deep Snow

Rescuers, army and police have evacuated more than 1,000 people from cars and buses stranded in deep snow in northern Serbia, but several hundred...

Syria Peace Talks in Geneva End with No Deal to Stop the Bloodshed

The Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement. Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said...

11 Killed as Indonesia Volcano Erupts, Causing Deaths for the First Time

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted and killed at least 11 people on the western island of Sumatra on Saturday, the first time it is...

John Kerry: U.S. Supports Ukraine’s People Who Want to Choose Alliances Other than Russia

The United States and the European Union "stand with the people of Ukraine" in their fight for the right to choose alliances with countries...

Judge in Amanda Knox Case says he Suffered Over Verdict, Hints at Possible Motive

The judge who presided over Amanda Knox's second murder conviction says he suffered over the verdict but that he and the jury agreed about...

Dennis Rodman says he Would be Willing to Trade Places with Christian Missionary Kenneth...

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman said on Friday he was willing to trade places with Kenneth Bae, an American missionary imprisoned in North Korea, the...

China Marks Beginning of New Lunar Year

People in many Asian countries as well as Asian communities elsewhere in the world are marking the start of a new lunar year with...

Russian President Vladimir Putin Rebukes U.S. for Abandoning God and Christian Values by Promoting...

President Vladimir Putin, former KGB agent of a once-atheist nation, rebukes America, a once-Christian nation by saying that by forsaking traditional Christian values and...

U.S. says Syrian Government is Dragging its Feet on Getting Rid of Chemical Weapons

The Obama administration said Thursday that only 4 percent of Syria’s most dangerouschemical weapons had been removed from the country, and it accused President Bashar...

Scarlett Johansson Chooses Israeli Company SodaStream Over Oxfam Ambassadorship

Scarlett Johansson faced a dilemma this week, and that dilemma has become an international political controversy. On the surface, it seemed like a choice between...

6 Suicide Bombers Storm Ministry of Transportation Building in Baghdad; 24 Killed

Six suicide bombers burst into an Iraqi ministry building, took hostages and killed at least 24 people including themselves on Thursday before security forces...