Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian farmer near the Gaza border, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. This is the first fatality since the latest tentative ceasefire agreement in August, when the 50-day Gaza war ended.
The alleged cousin of late German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt is challenging his will, which aims to donate the entire stash of rare masterpieces to a Swiss museum. This comes a mere two days before the museum is to give its answer.
In a world teaming with lore and unexplained phenomena, the Loch Ness Monster has stood at the top of the paranormal pantheon for decades. Now, a woodland conservation group says the world’s most renowned monster may in fact be…a log?
Human beings first ascended “the roof of the world” – the Tibetan highlands – over 3 1/2 millennia ago by relying on hardier crops and livestock to survive 11,000 feet above sea level, a new study says.
Bill Cosby continues to fall from grace, and his comeback attempt is in a tailspin as eight women have now come forward to accuse him of sexual assault or rape. However, radio host Glenn Beck defended the comedian and actor, saying Cosby is the victim.
The CIA wants to erase tens of thousands of internal emails sent by most covert and counterterror officers after they leave the agency, leading US senators and transparency advocates to fear the plan would mean the loss of vital government records.
A British man has become the first person in the country to be diagnosed with a rare tapeworm in his brain. The worm was discovered after the 50-year-old man complained about headaches and strange smells.
It’s been a year since thousands of peaceful protesters took part in the initial Euromaidan rallies in Kiev, hoping for a brighter future. Since that optimistic start, the state has been torn to shreds and now its very future is in doubt.
A week is a long time in politics? A senior Labour MP’s ill-judged reaction to UKIP’s win in Thursday’s Rochester and Strood by-election shows even a few hours can make or break a politician’s career.
Obesity costs the UK more than armed violence, war and terrorism, a new study says. Research commissioned by McKinsey and Co found the UK loses 3 percent of its GDP treating obesity and related illnesses.