Part an oil tanker that has been ablaze for days off the coast of Shanghai exploded Wednesday, forcing rescue boats searching for 31 missing sailors to retreat, Chinese authorities said.
One by one, a family of five trapped by rivers of mud in Southern California climbed to the roof of their home as rescuers swooped in to help them.
A collective of 100 French women including film star Catherine Deneuve have signed an open letter defending men's "freedom to pester" women, sparking an angry response from a group of feminist activists.
Destructive waves of mud came down the hills in Southern California slamming everything in sight.
Stepping into the Wende Museum in Los Angeles is like traveling through time, right back to the Cold War era.
A Nigerian man has caused outrage after he posted graphic pictures on Facebook showing children apparently being circumcised.
It's a year-round pursuit with millions of dollars at stake across the globe.
The Malaysian government has awarded a "no-find, no-fee" contract to a private US-based tech company to resume the search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370, one of the most enduring aviation mysteries of the modern era.
There's a new role model encouraging girls to reach for the stars.
CODIS -- the FBI's Combined DNA Index System, containing genetic evidence gathered from crime scenes and serial offenders -- helps cops nab criminals. Now, a similar DNA database is helping link international traffickers of rhinoceros horns to the scene of a poaching, according to a study published Monday in the journal Current Biology.
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Look away now Russia.
An Australian seminary where Cardinal George Pell is living while he fights charges of historic sexual abuse says the top Vatican figure is "very much looking forward" to the start of a key court hearing, where dozens of witnesses will give evidence.
Prosecutors in Myanmar have sought charges under its Official Secrets Act against two Reuters reporters, which could see them jailed for up to 14 years, the news agency said.
Donald Trump made Steve Bannon. And, on Tuesday, he unmade him.
Usually when the president holds a meeting with key lawmakers of both parties to talk about a major -- and majorly contentious -- issue, the press comes in at the beginning of the gathering for a few minutes. The president and congressional leaders voice commitments to finding solutions blah, blah, blah, the press gets escorted out and the real work begins behind closed doors.