One of the greatest successes in modern times has been the discovery of antibiotics. But there is a down-side to this success. The overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has the potential of becoming a global public health threat.
Tasmanian devils are known for their feisty temperament, but this wasn't enough to save one of the little creatures from a cruel death at the hands of a stranger who crushed its skull with a slab of asphalt.
It seemed as though one of the biggest unsolved crimes in British legal history finally had a likely culprit, but now it has been revealed that the DNA analysis identifying a killer has been badly flawed.
Cuban nurses and doctors headed to Liberia and Guinea Wednesday to help the fight against Ebola, as the death toll from the outbreak neared 4,900 and countries raced to get experimental vaccines ready for "real-world use".
France's prime minister called Wednesday for the creation of a new "progressive" party or alliance of parties, a bold move that would seek to plug divisions tearing the ruling Socialists apart.
A woman who was unable to get cash out of an ATM machine at a mall in China pulled it apart with her bare hands in frustration. Her efforts to force the machine to dispense cash soon attracted the attention of a crowd of shoppers at the mall.
In 2004, American citizen Fahad Hashmi, raised in Flushing, New York since the age of three, let a "friend of a friend" crash at his apartment in London. Fahad was in graduate school, and the acquaintance asked to stay for a couple of weeks.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday criticised as "wrong" the airdrops of ammunition and weapons by US planes to Kurdish fighters battling jihadists in the Syrian town of Kobane.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko's party on Wednesday led the final polls before Sunday's parliamentary vote held as the country faced an unresolved Russian gas dispute and raging hostilities in the east.
After steering his Kia Sorento basketball team to its first victory in the 40th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Manny Pacquiao should now focus on his training and conditioning for his upcoming fight.
LGBT marriage equality has arrived in the 'Equality State.' Wyoming on Tuesday became the 32nd US state to legalize same-sex marriage, joining six other mostly conservative states which have done so this month.
A partial solar eclipse, like the one happening this Thursday, will not be visible from across the entire US again until the year 2023. Since the next one is nearly a decade away, you'll want to get the most out of this one.