SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea fired artillery shells into each other's waters Monday, a flare-up of animosity between the rivals that forced residents of five front-line South Korean
World / Source: Associated Press The U.S. doesn't have the ships and surveillance capabilities to go after the illegal drugs flowing into the U.S. from Latin America, the top military commander for the
Walter Williams, the 78-year-old man from Mississippi who two weeks ago "came back to life once he was put on an embalming table," has died. According to The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., Holmes County
The Jamaican government has said it is planning to decriminalise possession of small amounts of marijuana by the end of this year. The BBC's Nick Davis travelled to Jamaica's interior to gauge the reaction
The United States announced its intention on Friday of relinquishing its remaining control of the Internet. In a statement, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits that he had an "unfortunate" slip this week after pledging to give up drinking alcohol. A new video of Ford emerged Tuesday that shows him rambling, swearing and slurring
Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives and extended billions of others. But paradoxically, the more they are used the more the bacteria they fight get stronger, with potentially lethal consequences.
He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it. Rudy Kurniawan was once the toast of the fine-wine world, renowned for his ability to find some of the rarest — and priciest
A federal judge's decision to strike down a key part of Utah's ban on polygamy over the weekend came as welcome news to Joe Darger. Darger, a compact man with a beard and a shaved head, calls himself "independent
A Manhattan lawyer who has represented Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Hamas officials and other big-name defendants in terrorism cases was indicted Wednesday on federal charges that he failed to report
Sarah Palin says the suspension of one of the stars of the show “Duck Dynasty” over recent anti-gay comments he made is an attack on free speech. Palin re-posted a picture of her meeting with the stars
Google revealed a sharp rise in requests from governments asking for political content to be removed from the web in its latest transparency report published on Thursday. From January to June the search
Four New York City taxi companies have agreed to pay $1.25 million in restitution and penalties for overcharging drivers to lease the yellow cabs that are icons of Manhattan's lifestyle, New York Atty.
French intelligence and government officials will be able to spy on internet users in real time and without prior legal authorisation, under a law passed on Wednesday. The legislation, which was approved
Thai immigration officials said he was being deported to Myanmar. In fact, they sold Ismail, 23, and hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims to human traffickers, who then spirited them into brutal jungle As
Ken Cuccinelli (AP/Steve Helber) The move is a break with an IRS directive on federal taxes, and in keeping with Virginia’s record on LGBT rights December 2, 2013 6:03pm (UTC) Virginia is going to make
It used to be that after dining on your favorite burger and fries, your receipt would only elicit sticker shock. But now you can add calorie shock to that list. Bloomberg reports that a company called
The speed limit in the turn was 30 mph, and the limit in the section of track before was 75 mph. The train was going 82 mph when it entered the turn. Why it was going so fast is "the question we need answer,"
The headmaster of Eton College warns that a love of teaching is being lost in the drive to professionalise classrooms and ensure pupils hit national examination targets A generation of teachers risks turned
Major media organisations protest against being shut out of president's events in favour of official photographer Barack Obama's White House has been accused of producing Soviet-style propaganda by press
A New Jersey canine that was crowned the world's ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children's book preaching acceptance has died. Elwood was 8. His owner, Karen Quigley, says the Chinese
Zhang Yimou apologizes for fathering three children with his wife, following months of speculation Acclaimed movie director Zhang Yimou has admitted to violating China's one-child policy, after authorities