Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Michel Kafando, a veteran diplomat and former foreign minister, was sworn in Tuesday as Burkina Faso's interim president to oversee a one-year transition back to civilian rule in the West African country.
Organizers of the World Meeting of Families for months were coy when asked if Pope Francis would come to Philadelphia for the massive Roman Catholic-sponsored gathering.
A key polar bear population fell by nearly half in the past decade, a new U.S.-Canada study found, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs starving and dying.
The process of installing a bishop as the new spiritual leader of more than 2 million Catholics will begin with a knock on a door.
A mysterious plague that has killed off millions of starfish along the U.S. Pacific Coast since 2013 is now believed to be a virus that causes the creatures to melt, U.S. researchers said Monday.
Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie said Tuesday she wanted her World War II epic “Unbroken,” which was filmed in Australia, to act as an antidote to the violence and hate in the world.
The trustee recovering money for thousands of Bernard Madoff's victims reached a half-billion-dollar settlement with two financial funds that invested with the Ponzi schemer, lifting the total amount raised for cheated investors to over US$10 billion.
Screwball comedy sequel “Dumb and Dumber To” confounded scathing reviews to top the North American box office on its debut in theaters this weekend, final figures showed Monday.