Islamic State terrorists are holding a 26-year-old American female humanitarian relief worker taken hostage in Syria by ISIS about. They are demanding $6.6 million in ransom money and that the U.S. stop bombing ISIS fighters.
Democrats have had no better friend in high places than multi-billionaire Warren Buffett. However, the relationship between Buffett - the world’s third-richest person with an estimated net worth of $66.9 billion - and the Democrats just got weird.
Many people think that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone way too far, and they could well be right. A Belgian man, taking part in an Ice Bucket Challenge with a spectacular difference, has been injured and is currently in hospital in Girona, Spain.
How big does a cover-up have to get, and how many children have to die before the world wakes up to the truth about the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Almost from the onset of the earthquake and resulting tsunami, the world has not been told the truth.
Amid a backdrop of declining membership in U.S. unions, around three quarters of the 112,000 active educators and school workers in the Michigan Education Association can opt not to pay union membership dues.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on e-cigarettes to be banned from indoor public spaces. Furthermore, the United Nations Agency has said that the devices pose a risk to adolescents and the fetuses of pregnant women.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a message to a memorial service dedicated to World War II war criminals, organisers said Wednesday, in a move that could prompt anger from Asian neighbours.
The FBI are examining an audio recording that may be of the shooting of Michael Brown, the Ferguson teen shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. The audio was played on CNN and a burst of gunfire is heard, then a pause, then more gunfire.
Afghanistan's fraud-hit election teetered on the brink of collapse Wednesday as one of the two candidates boycotted the UN-supervised vote audit set up to end a prolonged dispute over the rightful winner.
An American journalist held for nearly two years by militants linked to Al-Qaeda in Syria returned to the United States late Tuesday, two days after Qatar negotiated his release, his family said.
Scientists are reporting alarming findings: a mutated polio virus that is able to resist vaccine protection. The virus was found in victims of an outbreak in the Congo in 2010. The full analysis has only now been revealed.
Scientists have long been puzzled how bacteria grow in the near darkness of hot springs. It transpires that the bacteria can harness small quantities of red light from the little sunlight that permeates the depths.