- Opposition lawmakers have thrown India's Parliament into an uproar by charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism.
- As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed "Europe's last dictator" by the United States and the European Union.
- A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.
- North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema -- of its own particular styling.
- Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.
- North Korea says President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures and warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." Such North Korean rhetoric during times of high tension...
- An Italian entrepreneur lowered himself onto a narrow ledge on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday, the fifth time he has evaded Vatican security to mount a public protest against government reforms at one of Roman Catholicism's holiest sites.
- A Pennsylvania township official who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.
- A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players faces just under six months in jail for violating his probation.
- In Genesis Chapter 12, God promised Abraham a land of his own, that he would be made into a great nation and that he would be blessed.
Many Christians, however, have been taught this promise is no longer in effect. Most simply lack biblical knowledge regarding the eternal nature of the promise.
At least 150 women, including young girls, were killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar for refusing to accept marriage and perform sex acts, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights, as reported in the Turkish Press on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
- Dwarves, elves, orcs, eagles and humans ? there’s a slough of monsters and men to battle in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”
The real bad guy in the film, however, is no character so easily named, but just as easy to identify: the lust for money.
With pivotal lines lik...