A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit off the southern coast of Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Friday.
Vester Lee Flanagan, a disgruntled former news reporter, shot dead two of his ex-colleagues during a live TV broadcast this morning.
Texas Pastor Rick Scarborough, who previously said that he would be willing to be burned to death in his campaign against gay marriage. clarified his statement after yesterday's Supreme Court ruling.
"The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled today that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. With all due respect to the court, it did not define marriage, and therefore is not entitled to re-define it.
The position of parenting is a blessing wherein one can realize the love and sacrifice of God raising their children. Fathers should remember that their children are not their possession, but gifts from God.
The question almost made me laugh. The pastor asked me if I ever considered quitting when I was a pastor. My response was quick and truthful: "Yes. On the average about once a week."
Josh's wife Anna also released a statement: "I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock.
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The exact number of people held hostage have not been confirmed, but many were seen with their hands against the café windows.
A haunted house attraction in the Nashville area is getting the Christmas treatment but it's all for a good cause says organiser Carroll Moore, as visitors won't be let in unless they donate a new toy for a local church's outreach enabling poor parents to give gifts to their children.
France's last hostage abroad is celebrating his freedom after returning to his country following his release from captivity.
An 18-year-old girl was the sole survivor in the brutal murder of her family in the Pakistani city of Jhang on Tuesday night.
The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has called upon the US and Russia to hold a summit to improve ties as he warned that the status quo could be detrimental.
There are concerns for the safety of relief workers responding to the fallout of Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines.
There continues to be unrest in the US over police violence and high-profile professional basketballers are among those protesting in California.
The European Union is pulling the plug on funding to Gambia because of concerns about its human rights record amid concerns about the Islamification of the region.
An American couple who were cleared in the death of their adopted child by a court in Qatar have filed suit against the husband's company upon returning to the US.
Wealthy nations have agreed to receive more Syrian refugees in the coming months after countries neighbouring conflict-torn Syria admitted they were struggling to cope with the numbers crossing their borders.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the 9/11 memorial in New York on Tuesday as part of a brief stay in the city.
Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja has been handed a 16 month prison sentence by a court in Bahrain after being found guilty of insulting a government employee and damaging public property, her lawyer said.
A 50-year-old French citizen being held by al Qaeda since 2011 has been freed, the French president has confirmed.
A US Senate report due to be released on Tuesday will claim that interrogation techniques used by the CIA went beyond what was authorised.
Indian tribe members who challenge illegal logging along the Peru-Brazil border are at risk of being killed, tribal leaders have warned.