Millionaire families: Asia-Pacific region now tops N. America
In 2014, the Asia-Pacific region grew at the fastest rate and overtook North America’s title as home to the most millionaires, but North America...
42,500 people ‘forced to flee their homes’ every day of 2014
The number of people forced to flee their homes because of war, conflict or persecution has reached a record high of almost 60 million, a major international...
‘Rotten beams’ to blame for balcony collapse that killed six students
The balcony collapse that killed six students appears to have been caused by rotten wooden beams, Berkeley’s mayor has said.
Serbia PM ‘shocked’ by Hungary plan to build anti-migrant fence
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said he was “surprised and shocked” by the Hungarian government’s plan to close the border with...
World gains nearly 1 million new millionaires, mostly in Asia
The world gained approximately 920,000 new millionaires last year, bringing the total to 14.6 million millionaires. Those millionaires are worth a...
Encyclical takes on global deniers as pope appeals for ‘our ruined’ planet
Pope Francis said that all should help to save “our ruined” planet and asked critics to read his highly-contested encyclical with an open spirit. In...
Home-made bombs abandoned by Boko Haram explode, killing 63 people
A sack of home-made bombs discovered at an abandoned Boko Haram camp exploded, killing 63 people in northeast Nigeria, civilian self-defense fighters said...
NATO denounces ‘sabre-rattling’ as Putin builds more nuclear bombs
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia was concerned about an anti-missile defence system near its borders, after announcing that Russia...
NATO denounces ‘saber-rattling’ as Putin builds more nuclear bombs
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia was concerned about an anti-missile defense system near its borders, after announcing that Russia...
White House ‘deeply troubled’ by sentencing of Egypt’s Morsi
The White House branded Egypt’s sentencing of former president Mohammed Morsi as “politically motivated” Tuesday, in a sharp rebuke of...
Six Irish students killed as 4th-floor balcony collapses during party
Six Irish students have been killed and several others injured after a balcony collapsed at an apartment building in Berkeley, California.
Five Irish students killed as 4th-floor balcony collapses during party
Five Irish students have been killed and eight others injured after a balcony collapsed at an apartment building in Berkeley, California.
Five killed and eight injured as fourth-floor balcony collapses during party
Five people have been killed and eight others injured after a balcony collapsed at an apartment building in Berkeley, California.
Al-Qaida’s Yemeni commander killed by U.S. drone strike
Al-Qaida on Tuesday confirmed that Nasir al-Wahishi, its No. 2 figure and leader of its powerful Yemeni affiliate, was killed in a U.S.
Al Qaeda’s leader Nasir al Wuhayshi killed in airstrike
Al Qaeda in Yemen has announced the death of its leader, Nasir al Wuhayshi, in a US drone strike.
Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 27 in Chad capital
At least 27 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in twin suicide bombings targeting police in the Chadian capital Monday, with the government...
South Korean schools reopen despite MERS death toll rising to 19
The death toll continued to mount in South Korea’s MERS outbreak on Tuesday even as schools reopen and people recover from the virus.
Search is on for people and zoo animals missing after Georgia flood
Workers and volunteers labored Monday in a flood-ravaged area of the Georgian capital to help victims while nervously watching for traces of dangerous...
Indonesia evacuates more villagers from volcano area
Authorities in western Indonesia have evacuated hundreds of villagers living near a volcano that is spewing hot ash down its slopes almost daily.
Vatican orders former archbishop to stand trial for sex abuse
Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic, will stand trial on criminal charges of paying for sex with minors...
Libya says U.S. airstrikes killed a top terrorist
A militant believed to have launched a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant has been killed by a U.S.
South Africa detains Sudan president ‘to face war crimes charge’
South Africa’s high court has issued an interim order to prevent Sudan’s president, Omar al Bashir, from leaving the country in order to make...
South Korea reports 16th MERS death, five new cases
South Korea announced on Monday its 16th death and five new cases in the growing outbreak of MERS which has placed more than 5,200 people under quarantine...
Zoo animals including lions on the loose in Tbilisi as Georgia floods kill 12
At least 12 people have died and a number more are missing after heavy rainfall and floods overnight in Georgia.
Nine dead in Georgia floods: Zoo animals on the loose in Tbilisi
At least nine people have died and a number more are missing after heavy rainfall and floods overnight in Georgia.
Facing ‘peacekeeper babies,’ UN now offers DNA testing
The U.N. peacekeepers arrive; months later, some leave infants behind. Now the United Nations has quietly started to offer DNA testing to help prove paternity...
Afghan official: Taliban kill 20 police officers in attack
Taliban fighters overran multiple checkpoints in a nighttime raid in Afghanistan’s volatile southern Helmand province, killing at least 20 police...
Swedish prince ties the knot with former reality starlet
The only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia married his Swedish fiancee in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm today.
At least 17 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack on Helmand post
Dozens of Taliban insurgents attacked a police post in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, killing at least 17 policemen, police said on Saturday.
Six Yemeni inmates sent from Guantanamo prison to Oman
Washington has transferred six inmates from its Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman, the Pentagon said Saturday, as part of a drive by President Barack Obama...