Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.
Israel says it is doing all it can to avoid civilian casualties in its bombardment of Gaza, but the number of dead and injured there continues to grow, and the view on the ground is pretty bleak.
Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.
Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials said on Friday.
An Israeli defence official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.
Investigators are examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two-drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly two hours after his execution began, the state's assistant attorney general said on Thursday.
As heavy fighting continues to leave a trail of rubble and bodies in the Gaza Strip, an Israeli fighter pilot told the CBC's Sasa Petricic that while he is focused on the mission, it's "not easy" to see the "devastation" in Gaza.
Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
An insect with huge horn-like jaws and a wingspan similar to a sparrow's has been reported by Chinese state media as the largest aquatic insect in the world.
The 85 richest people in the world have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in a report that highlights the 1.2 billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day.
Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
A Ukrainian journalist working as a fixer for the U.S. news network CNN was abducted by pro-Russia separatists in Eastern Ukraine two days ago, CNN reports.
GlaxoSmithKline says it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa.
Federal and local law enforcement agencies in Austria are investigating an incident in which pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch during a football match between an Israeli club and a French team.
Militant group Islamic State has ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations says.
Europe's top human rights court has ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison two alleged terrorists on Polish soil.
An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.
Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.
Most Russians look to be backing the Kremlin's view of who shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber reports from Moscow.