A small Rescue Base Station will allow people to call, send messages, and even browse the Internet for help when regular phone service is disrupted by a natural disaster.
An additional 800 people were injured during the stampede Thursday as Muslim pilgrims converged in Saudi Arabia's Mina valley.
Private donors underwrote the 10-year effort to replace an old mosque with a bold structure that incorporates Russian architectural details. Moscow may have as many as 2 million Muslim residents.
Pope Francis called for urgent action on climate change during his speech at the White House on Wednesday morning.
At the opening of the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, President Vladimir Putin suggested that embracing Muslims at home would discourage them from joining extremists abroad.
Angelina Jolie has been visiting Syrian refugees in the region since the crisis began in 2011. Now, she and husband Brad Pitt have plans to adopt a little boy, reports say.
Too many selfie-induced deaths have led to an educational campaign in Russia, which 'reminds you of how to take a safe selfie, so it is not the last one you will ever take.'
After encrypted webmail service Lavabit closed under FBI pressure to reveal data about users – Edward Snowden reportedly among them – Lavaboom launched to take up the mantle. But about a year after launching, it has collapsed amid legal and financial woes.
Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were jailed during Egyptian President Sisi’s ongoing crackdown on dissent, but questions linger about whether Al Jazeera put staff in harm’s way.
Yongki was a Sumatran elephant who worked with his handlers to patrol endangered habitats.
From Daniel Ellsberg to Edward Snowden, Whistleblowers play a key role in bringing greater transparency to government, giving people the ability to scrutinize the actions of their officials and elected leaders. We should all do more to protect them.