Friday, October 31, 2014
The explosion of a privately owned rocket on its way toward the International Space Station cast a spotlight on the risks involved with NASA's reliance on the fledgling commercial space industry, experts said Wednesday.
Less than a month before a deadline to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Catholic bishops are urging negotiators not to underestimate the power of fatwas by Islamic leaders banning atomic weapons.
A Palestinian family has gone to court claiming fraud over the partial purchase of two landmark east Jerusalem properties, including the home of the Palestinian national theater, by Jewish settlers.
The latest U.S. school shooting claimed the lives of two students and the teenage shooter less than two weeks before congressional and statewide elections. It barely made a ripple in the final days of campaigning.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Al-Qaida is using U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group, saying the two should stop feuding and join forces to attack Western targets — a reunification that intelligence analysts say would allow al-Qaida to capitalize on the younger group's ruthless advance across the region.
Evil, armed clowns sow terror as part of an eerie trend that spreads from city to city: while this may sound like Hollywood's latest horror blockbuster, it's real and happening in France.
Twenty-five million Pakistani children of school-going age are not currently enrolled in any educational institution.
As U.S.-led warplanes pound jihadists in Iraq, prominent Sunni exiles say that empowering their marginalized minority will be more important than bombs and missiles in defeating the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
An increasingly self-confident China is now seeking to reshape the world through playing leadership roles in international organizations, such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum next week in Beijing. This is a rare opportunity, since APEC members take turns hosting the annual meetings, with China last playing host in 2001.
A month into the mass pro-democracy protests gripping Hong Kong, the movement is under pressure to keep up momentum — but those on the streets say their vigil has already changed the city for good.