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The Vatican bank said Monday its profit soared by more than 20 times last year as it recovered from a trading loss and continued its reform away from its scandal-marred past.
A tornado raged through a Mexico border city early Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms.
The Greek government on Monday ruled out imposing capital controls that would restrict the movement of money, despite fears that it is close to leaving the euro.
An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by U.S. fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, according to WABC television.
Amid allegations of human rights abuses, activists are pressuring corporate sponsors to push for changes to the work and living conditions of 1.5 million South Asian labourers building venues for the Qatar World Cup in 2022.
Trucks could haul cargo from Canada through the United States to Mexico and back navigate border crossings without the need for passports, visas or even a driver to steer them if a proposed driverless trucking corridor becomes a reality.
The chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having "no will" to stop ISIS after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday.
Ad blocking companies are moving into the mobile market, which could devastate websites dependent on ad revenue.
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A United Nations-sponsored peace conference that was to take place at the end of the month has been indefinitely postponed, senior Yemeni politicians said.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S.
Malaysian authorities say they have discovered 139 suspected graves in a series of abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma have been held.
The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist who grew increasingly defiant as he edged closer to launching his deadly attack, lawyers told an inquest Monday.
A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested.
Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county's presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician.
A California woman suffering from an extreme case of anorexia has turned to crowdfunding to pay the medical bills required to save her life.
A Canadian teenager caught up in a double killing in Florida will ask a judge on Wednesday to grant him bail pending a trial that could lead to his life-long imprisonment.
Mathematician John Nash, the Nobel Prize winner who inspired the film A Beautiful Mind, has been killed in a car accident along with his wife in New Jersey.