The world's earliest-known complete stone inscription of the Ten Commandments, described as a "national treasure" of Israel, sold at auction in Beverly Hills for $850,000.
Camped on the baking concrete outside a gleaming transplant center, Karachi's sick have come from miles around in desperate hope for a last chance at life.
Members of a New York City synagogue have sifted through 300 tons of garbage at an upstate landfill in an unsuccessful search for a religious item that fell into a trash can.
Size doesn't matter at the Icelandic Phallological Museum, home to the world's largest collection of penises -- an eye-watering array of specimens carefully collected from hundreds of different animals.
Starting campfires, lighting fireworks and smoking cigarettes are among the outdoor activities being banned across the southern U.S. as fires burn in forests stressed by drought.
This Nov. 10 photo released by Mexico's office for environmental protection shows a sea lion after it was untangled from fishing lines that severely injured its neck.
Oxford dictionary editors have chosen their word of the year: "post-truth," a term sometimes used to describe the current political climate.
A New York school district paid an 11-year-old child advocate $6,500 plus expenses for serving as keynote speaker for staff and hosting a student workshop last week.
A fundraising campaign has been launched to save the damaged gravestone of Benjamin Franklin at the Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia.
Argentina will cull 100,000 beavers which are devastating southern woodlands by gnawing down huge trees, officials said Monday.