Posted: 01/01/2014 - Pope Francie says his New Year's message was inspired by letter he received from a man who lamented that there are "so many tragedies and wars in the world."
Posted: 01/01/2014 - A spokesman for Tel Hashomer hospital, where former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has been treated for most of the past eight years, said Wednesday that Sharon's medical condition has "deteriorated in the past few days."
Updated: 12/31/2013 - Passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week are expected to be rescued by helicopter, after three icebreakers failed to reach the paralyzed vessel, officials said Tuesday.
Posted: 12/30/2013 - 74 scientists, tourists and crew have been ice-bound on the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy since Christmas Eve. A rescue ship came within 12 miles of them Monday before being forced to turn back.
Posted: 12/30/2013 - Two years after the end of the Iraq war, the U.S. State Department confirmed this week that it is providing the fragile country with sophisticated weapons and drones. Iraq needs help fighting against a growing and serious threat -- al Qaeda.
Posted: 12/30/2013 - Opportunity International, a nonprofit organization that provides financial services to clients in 22 developing countries.
Updated: 12/30/2013 - Attacks in Volgograd, only 400 miles away from the Olympic host city of Sochi, reflected the Kremlin's inability to uproot Islamist insurgents in the Caucasus who have vowed to derail the upcoming games.
Posted: 12/29/2013 - France's Constitutional Council gave the green light on Sunday to a 'millionaire's tax', to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros ($1.38 million) a year.
Posted: 12/29/2013 - Russia is faced with many potential terrorist attacks with the approach of the Olympics, and were reminded by that threat Sunday with the bombing of a busy train station in southern Russia.
Posted: 12/28/2013 - Two coaches of an express train in southern India were engulfed by flames on Saturday, leaving at least 26 passengers dead.
Updated: 12/27/2013 - A python has killed a security guard near a luxury hotel in Bali, Indonesia.
Posted: 12/26/2013 - At least 17 people have died and dozens more were rescued after their boat capsized off the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean on Wednesday, according to the local government and U.S. officials.
Updated: 12/26/2013 - A Kansas City law firm has committed to representing victims of human trafficking referred by the U.S. Attorney's Office in western Missouri.
Posted: 12/23/2013 - The head of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula , apologized for a hospital attack in Sanaa earlier this month that left dozens of people dead.