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8 kids found stabbed in Australian home, suspect Mom talks to God

Another tragedy in Australia as on Friday morning eight children in a home were found dead and a woman was alive but had stab wounds to her chest. Some reports say all were stabbed. The police said there is no concern beyond it being a horrific tragedy.

Treasure trove of dinosaur fossils found in bonebed near Edmonton

A massive trove of dinosaur remains the likes of which has rarely been discovered anywhere has been revealed in Monday's issue of the monthly 'Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.' It details work in the Danek Edmontosaurus Bonebed south of Edmonton.

At least five dead in Pennsylvania shooting spree

Five confirmed dead in a shooting spree that took place in four separate locations. Reports coming in say at least five have been confirmed dead. Authorities say death toll is likely to rise.

Judge grants application for Pistorius murder appeal

Pretoria - A South African judge on Wednesday cleared the way for prosecutors to seek a murder conviction against Oscar Pistorius, after he was sentenced to five years in jail for the lesser charge of manslaughter over the killing of his girlfriend.

Judge due to deliver Pistorius appeal ruling

Pretoria - A South African judge is expected to rule Wednesday on whether to grant an appeal against Oscar Pistorius's conviction and sentence, opening the door for the Paralympian sprinter to face a tougher jail term.

Tearful widow receives body of slain South African hostage

Johanesburg - The South African government refused to point fingers Tuesday as the body of a hostage killed in a failed US rescue in Yemen arrived home to his grieving widow.

Dewani leaves South Africa after honeymoon murder acquittal

Cape Town - British businessman Shrien Dewani flew out of South Africa on Tuesday, a day after he was acquitted of murdering his bride during their honeymoon in a case that captured international attention.

Dutch adventurer reaches South Pole on tractor

Cape Town - Dutch actress and adventurer Manon "Tractor Girl" Ossevoort arrived at the South Pole Tuesday after driving a tractor from Europe through Africa and across the frozen wastes of Antarctica.

Murdered bride's family slams Dewani decision

Cape Town - The family of a murdered Swedish bride whose millionaire husband was cleared of her killing have blasted the decision by a South African judge not to put him on the stand during his sensational trial.

Pistorius appeal ruling delayed

Pretoria - A South African judge on Tuesday delayed a ruling on whether to allow the prosecution to appeal against Oscar Pistorius's five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, saying she needed more time.

At least 8 civilians killed in botched U.S. Yemen rescue mission

A botched US military mission to rescue an American photojournalist held captive by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen resulted in the deaths of at least 8 civilians, including a 10-year-old boy and a woman.

Seven make final cut as world's most wondrous cities

Surviving three years of global voting and competition from almost 1,200 other candidates, seven communities were announced Sunday as New7Wonders Cities.

South African court to rule on Pistorius appeal

Pretoria - A South African judge will rule Tuesday on whether to grant a state appeal that would open the way for Oscar Pistorius to serve more time behind bars for shooting his girlfriend.

British millionaire Dewani cleared of honeymoon murder

Cape Town - Millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani walked free Monday after a South African judge cleared him of murdering his Swedish bride after a sensational trial where his sexuality played a key role.

Weight loss: Study finds obese people can lose 8 years of life

Being overweight or obese could take eight years from your life, a new Canadian study found. There are also other hazards to a lack of weight control and the researchers said people are largely "ignorant" of many problems being overweight can cause.

Questions swirl over failed Yemen hostage rescue mission

Johanesburg - Questions are mounting over a botched US rescue mission in Yemen that left one US hostage and another South African hostage dead, the day before he was expected to be released by his Al-Qaeda captors.

Judge to rule on Dewani honeymoon murder case

Cape Town - A South African judge will rule Monday on whether charges that millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani murdered his bride on their honeymoon should be thrown out of court.

Canadian man convicted of sexual assault on 103-year-old woman

A man in Canada, was convicted by a court in Winnipeg of sexually assaulting a 103-year-old woman in a nursing home. He had an excuse, it was just a hug, he said, but witnesses say they saw him stick a hand down her top and pants.

S. African killed in failed U.S. rescue mission was set for release

A South African teacher killed along with an American photojournalist during a failed U.S. rescue mission against al-Qaeda in Yemen was just one day away from being released.

U.S. central command reports 20 air strikes against IS in 2 days

U.S. central command said Friday that America and partner states conducted 20 air strikes on the Islamic State between Wednesday and Friday nights. Many of those strikes were directed at the battle-weary town of Kobani, others in northern Iraq.
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