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An eye-opening study has found that approximately two-thirds of the world's population lacks access to safe and affordable surgery, double what previous studies had estimated.
One policeman was killed and two others wounded Monday in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik when a man opened fire on a police station shouting "Allahu Akbar", officials said.
The Maryland National Guard was placed on alert Monday as riots and looting broke out in the streets of Baltimore following the funeral of an African American man who died in police custody.
Last week's spectacular twin eruptions of the Calbuco volcano will cost southern Chile's Los Lagos region, a tourism and agriculture hub, up to $600 million, a local business leader said Monday.
Dark matter is hunted in space, in the Solar system and in distant galaxies. Signs of its interactions, its fingerprint and its decay are pursued. Whether WIMP, axion or neutrino, though unseen, the net is tightening around it.
Easter Island's wonderful and mysterious stone statues, or Moai have gazed inland across the island for hundreds of years. Some of the Moai wear red stone hats, called pukao. How did the Easter Islanders get the pukaos on top of the Moai?
Massive die-offs of almost every marine species millions of years ago were the result of a surge of carbon dioxide in the world's oceans, creating acidic seas.
For someone 145 years old, Vladimir Lenin looks really great lying in state in Moscow's Red Square. But there is a secret to maintaining such a robust picture of health, even though the founder of the Soviet Union has been dead for 90 years.
After the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand on Saturday, there is no one else in the pool of aspiring challengers who is worthy of facing Manny Pacquiao in the ring.
Each season of baseball is more than 160 games, but every week players add to the growing highlight reel of great defensive plays. Here are five from the past week.
Camden Yards was in lockdown Saturday night during the Red Sox-Orioles game. Violence erupted just outside the ballpark over the controversial death of Freddie Gray when he was in police custody.
Josef Newgarden let out a huge sigh of relief as he drove under the checkered flag to win the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Sunday afternoon.
Another week, and another stunning tour through Westeros. While the first two episodes had the distinct feel of a slow but needed hang over from last season, episode 3 starts to lay the groundwork for what promises to be exciting plot threads this season.
When comedians embark on a reunion tour, nostalgia mainly fuels audience intrigue and ticket sales. But Canadian sketch legends The Kids in the Hall not only brought back beloved characters but also proved their comedy writing is as sharp as ever.
Not only did "Furious 7" win at the box office again, the news overseas may be the better headline of the weekend. "Furious 7" held off "Age of Adaline" for its fourth win.
A documentary nearly a decade-and-a-half in the making, 'Committed' tells the story of a man who wants to be a performer. His life takes an interesting turn when he meets Howie Mandel.
Eight million chickens and turkeys have been destroyed at 70 farms in 13 states due to the spreading H5N2 bird flu virus. Health officials are cautiously optimistic the virus will not affect humans, but are offering antiviral drugs to farm workers.
Entering your company in a business awards contest may sound appealing, but make sure to watch out for certain red flags first.
Chile's salmon industry operates numerous freshwater facilities in the area directly affected by the eruption of the Calbuco volcano. The Association of Salmon producers (SalmonChile) reported destruction of hatcheries and heavy losses in production.
Jeremy Scahill's work with the intercept and his reporting abroad made for fascinating conversation in a wide-ranging discussion with David Walmsley (Globe & Mail).
Is Apple Watch really the next big thing set for ubiquity and will it revolutionise wearable technology? Or is it just an expensive luxury?
A major vulnerability has been discovered in the WordPress content management system that makes it possible for hackers to gain complete control of the administration area and even the web server that WordPress is running on.
A freedom of information request has revealed how prevalent the 14-year old Windows XP still is at key public businesses. The London Metropolitan Police force announced today that officers still use 35,000 XP machines, despite support ending a year ago.
The iPhone is widely considered the "rich man's phone," but Android is finally beating Apple in one key metric — revenue.
Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand products are being recalled over possible Salmonella contamination risk to pets and owners. The company detected the presence of Salmonella in one lot during routine testing.
Eating a probiotic encourages the activity of beneficial gut microbes, leading to improved gut health. This is according to a new study using a special live yogurt.
The human body’s circadian rhythm has a greater effect on glucose tolerance than eating or sleeping patterns, a study has shown.
Doctors in the UK say they are "incredibly excited" about a new discovery which identifies the root cause of asthma and offers a treatment which may finally provide a cure to the crippling disease.
In spite of the fact that recently President Obama announced that a drone strike in Pakistan killed two innocent hostages being held by Al Qaeda, there is no sign of the drone program ending any time soon or that it will even be altered.
As the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU takes shape, Turkey must play smart to avoid a major loss.
There is bipartisan support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) free trade involving 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region but many US liberals, environmentalists, and unions are against the deal.
British opposition leader Ed Miliband appeared to go a step further Sunday in ruling out a deal with the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) if he fails to win next month's election outright.
A monster tornado touched down in north-central Texas as part of a storm system that brought hail as big as softballs and dangerous winds. The tornado, described as a mile long knocked out power to more than 30,000 people.
Earth Day 2015 was celebrated in Edmonton, Canada on Sunday, April 26 with a low-key but meaningful event in the downtown area.
Weather conditions for Nevada's Lake Mead, the country's largest capacity reservoir, call for light breezes and a high in the low 80s. But the drought-stricken lake's water level will be its lowest in 78 years, perfect for seeing a B-29 bomber.
Sharks are handsome creatures, and generally, most of us don't think of them as cute. Chances are, many of us may think of them as stately, graceful, and cunning creatures, but no, not cute. Except for the pocket shark. It is very cute, and very rare.
Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand products are being recalled over possible Salmonella contamination risk to pets and owners. The company detected the presence of Salmonella in one lot during routine testing.
Eating a probiotic encourages the activity of beneficial gut microbes, leading to improved gut health. This is according to a new study using a special live yogurt.
The human body’s circadian rhythm has a greater effect on glucose tolerance than eating or sleeping patterns, a study has shown.
More than 8,000 Starbucks cafes in the U.S. and Canada reopened Saturday after being shut down the day before because of a computer failure.
Your credit score is critical. While it doesn't define you, it certainly determines whether or not you'll be able to buy a house or car with a reasonable interest rate (or at all).
The recession and all its woes are supposed to be behind us, right? Yet far too many Americans are still struggling, and low credit scores are forcing them to pay more for core services and turn to high interest financial products.
In the latest budget George Osborne announced a new Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers. How will the Help to Buy ISA work? And will it actually help?
A new wave of websites springing up online look to help savers looking for a good return by matching them with the best individual companies or borrowers in "peer-to-peer" lending, creating a mutually beneficial scenario with interest of up to 6%.
More than 8,000 Starbucks cafes in the U.S. and Canada reopened Saturday after being shut down the day before because of a computer failure.
America's love affair with shrimp has grown by leaps and bounds, to the point that we eat three times the amount we did 35 years ago. Today, we eat on average four pounds of shrimp per person annually. But 60 percent of that shrimp is contaminated.
Police from seven European countries detained 26 people and seized hundreds of horse passports in a crackdown against a Europe-wide horsemeat trafficking ring, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday.
Major recalls from two popular ice cream companies have raised a number of important questions about how Listeria bacteria could have gotten into the manufacturing plants, and if the two could be related.
The traveling experience has greatly changed over the past decade. Learn the five ways to get creative with your vacation plans.
Starting June 6 of this year, travelers wanting to get from downtown Toronto to Pearson Airport can do so via the Union Pearson Express.
Ni'ihau is the smallest of Hawaii's inhabited islands, and one of the most mysterious. This is because it is called "The forbidden Island." No, there are no ghosts or dangerous volcanoes there. It is just privately owned.
A frequent flyer I am not. Nor do I weigh 100 kgs (plus). I should probably shut my face up for the plans to squeeze (and add) seats on most of airlines. The United Airlines plan to introduce this suicidal idea sparked my outrage because I can calculate.
Mesquite police officers are seen in a dash cam video pulling a man from a burning vehicle moments before it becomes engulfed in flames.
A coach on fire on the M25 motorway around London has led to long queues and very heavy traffic. Drivers fed-up with the situation are reported to have started an impromptu game of football on the road, prompting a police warning.
Aston Martin is getting into the all-electric luxury sedan game – big time. According to Car and Driver, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer said that the company's future electric super-sedan will:
The BBC announced Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, for physically attacking a producer.
Six prominent novelists have withdrawn from a New York literary gala to protest against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo being honored with a freedom of expression award.
Sister Bernard finds that her faith in God wanes as she continues traveling through Hock Family territory to carry out a secret mission for her benefactor.
Matt Hawkins' Postal #3 is available to purchase from Image Comics, under its Top Cow imprint, as it was released on April 22nd.
Deep within the rainforests of Kuranda, Far North Queensland, lurks a master ceramicist. For 40 years, Peter Thompson has laboured long and hard in the tireless pursuit of art, no matter the cost. 
To celebrate the release of "Mortal Kombat X," the latest in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, YouTube gamer nerds and sketch-comedians, The Warp Zone, created an a cappella version of the game's iconic techno theme song.
Reddit's community leader has updated the world on the website's continuing efforts to eradicate revenge porn. The popular discussion board known as the "front page of the Internet" has promised that revenge porn will not be tolerated.
Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House's unclassified computer system, according to The New York Times.
Instagram has relaxed some its rules concerning nudity, in particular with regard the female nipple. You still can't show it in most instances, but in some you now can.
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