A magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Nepal has caused extensive damage in the capital Kathmandu, according to witnesses. The quake struck 80km (50 miles) east of the central city of Pokhara, close to the capital and was 31km deep, the US Geological Survey said.
Members of an al Qaeda-inspired terrorist group in Italy spoke of carrying out a "big jihad" in intercepted telephone calls, police have said. Conversations also suggested that the Vatican could be a possible target, Mario Carta, head of the police unit leading the investigation, said. Italian police revealed earlier they have executed arrest warrants against 18 people, mainly...
VELES, Macedonia (AP) — Fourteen suspected migrants from Afghanistan and Somalia, walking in the dark along train tracks toward the European Union, were killed by a nighttime express train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, police said Friday.
Scientists have discovered a magma reservoir beneath Yellowstone National Park's super-volcano that's big enough to fill the Grand Canyon more than 11 times over. The upper chamber was responsible for three ancient volcanic eruptions that coated much of North America in ash - 2m, 1.2m and 640,000 years ago. Researchers at the University of Utah mapped the new reservoir using...
An 18-year-old man has admitted delivering the fatal blow that killed a young woman who was protecting two teenage girls in a German fast food restaurant. Speaking on the opening day of his trial the defendant, Sanel Masovic, said he felt "deeply sorry" for causing the death of 23-year-old German-Turkish student Tugce Albayrak.
More than a dozen students have been injured, including one critically, after a stage collapsed during an Indiana high school theatre performance. Video captured by an audience member showed the performers gathering on stage, dancing and jumping.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities said Friday they will not allow a nationalistic Russian motorcycle group loyal to President Vladimir Putin to enter Poland, but insisted the move is not political and was made in part because Polish authorities would not be able to guarantee their security.
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have been evacuated after a bomb threat. The iconic attractions were cleared after a 911 caller threatened to blow up the statue, the National Park Service said in a statement. United States Park Police swept the statue with two canine units and a dog picked up a scent in the visitors' locker area. NYPD's bomb squad is also at the scene.
Oil from the wreck of a Russian trawler that sank off the Canary Islands last week has washed up on the beaches of the picturesque tourist islands, Spain said.
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