Monday, November 17, 2014
Pope Francis on Sunday described violent attacks on refugees in Rome as symptomatic of a “social emergency” that will only get worse if it is not addressed.
Iran's Supreme Court has disbarred a hard-line judge over his role in the death by torture of at least three jailed anti-government protesters in 2009, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported.
A federal agency that investigates chemical accidents has announced that it will send a team to a Houston-area industrial plant where a chemical leak killed four people.
With his infant son clinging to life, Chris Picco picked up a guitar and sang softly to the boy, urging him to “mend those broken wings and learn to fly.”
Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and 13 years of war.
Some 10,000 supporters of the Serb ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, released by a U.N. war crimes court for cancer therapy, joined him Saturday at a rally in protest at his country's shift toward Europe.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has embarked on a political comeback, on Saturday said France's gay marriage law should be scrapped, in his strongest comment yet on the controversial issue.
Jimmie Thompson dreamed his retirement would include fixing up the house, fishing every chance he got, hosting fish fries and enjoying his last years in peace in his home.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Iraqi forces broke a months-long siege by Islamic State group fighters of the country's largest oil refinery Saturday as America's top officer flew in to discuss the expanded war against the jihadists.
Obesity among workers in the United States is costing the nation US$8.65 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a study released Friday.