THE death toll from a gas outburst at a colliery in central China's Henan Province Wednesday has risen to 12, local authorities said Friday. There were five confirmed deaths and seven people trapped underground on ...

SHERBROOKE — A lawyer for the driver of the train that crashed in Lac-Mégantic in 2013 is no longer seeking a stay of proceedings in his client’s criminal case. Thomas Walsh says Tom Harding wants to prove his ...

DAMASCUS: A major water crisis in Syria’s capital worsened as regime and rebel forces clashed near its main reservoir on Thursday despite a fragile truce that entered its seventh day. The water from rebel-held Wadi ...

Police have removed fishing wire from a road in Kewdale after it was strung across a street on Friday morning. A motorist alerted Belmont Police to the incident after driving their vehicle through the clear wire, ...

A socially-driven fast-food style restaurant has fallen foul to a restaurant critique, causing outrage across the web.  New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells lambasted the casual eatery for the quality of its ...

Several times over the past decade, climate change deniers have pointed to a so-called "hiatus" in global warming between 1998 and 2014 and used it to argue that climate change is a hoax. After all, the existence of a ...

AT least five people have been confirmed dead and seven others still trapped after a coal mine caving occurred Wednesday evening in Dengfeng City, central China's Henan Province. The caving occurred at 9 pm Wednesday ...

A genetically engineered malaria vaccine has been shown to prevent the disease in mice, researchers say. The findings offer hope of halting the illness in humans, as well as stopping transmission of the mosquito-borne ...

A huge chunk of Hawaii’s famous Kamokuna lava delta collapsed into the ocean on New Year’s Eve. Twenty-two acres of the 26-acre ocean entry crashed into sea, taking the viewing platform along with it ‒ and was ...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday made a strident call to citizens to desist from supporting criminal elements in their families and communities, noting that crime was having a serious impact on the country's ...

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA —  There is a student on the campus of Stanford University in California’s Silicon Valley that is getting lots of attention. The student is a robot named Jackrabbot, after the jackrabbit, a ...

When Connor Cook takes the field in Houston on Saturday, he will stop and smile for a second. All the unnamed scouts and general managers who questioned his leadership skills and “aloof’ personality nine months ...

For a digital butler that's just supposed to help us out, Alexa is causing a lot of turmoil in one household this week. One family's Amazon Echo device wound up taking a six-year-old's conversations a bit too seriously ...

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida Department of Corrections officer has been arrested in Orange County, authorities said. Ericka Koger, 33, was arrested Tuesday morning following a Department Inspector General ...

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman came out against his coalition partners who want to apply Israeli law – as opposed to military law – to Israeli towns in the West Bank, in a speech he gave to Yisrael Beytenu ...

Four major train lines are expected to have major disruptions throughout the morning peak on Wednesday after a person was hit by a train in Melbourne's west. A Sunbury-bound train hit the person near Sunshine station ...

Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) is often under diagnosed and under treated according to research findings. The researchers examined genetic variants causing familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and compared their ...

That New Year’s resolution to move more is one of the toughest to keep, and a group of scientists working with obese mice think they’re starting to understand why. Rather than our sedentary lives causing weight ...

Passengers had to walk off their No. 1 trains at 125th St. during rush hour because of a sick passenger, causing delays and scrambled service. Riders on board the train with the sick passenger were forced off at the ...

The holiday travel season came to an end with a series of head-scratching incidents. First, U.S. Customs computers went out for several hours Monday at a number of airports, causing long lines for returning travelers. ...