Attacks on the central city of Houleh and the eastern city of Deir El Zour come on the heels of the Syrian regime's new promise to hold free and fair elections.
Scientists have discovered that a wooden box found on a Mediterranean shipwreck contains an early version of a first-aid kit.
Rousseff's purge of old-guard ministers – the latest, Nelson Jobim, resigned Thursday – shows a low tolerance for corruption, but she has not brought legal sanctions against the ousted.
After a 16-year absence Peace Corps teachers like Arteeca Eccles are again helping children learn math, science, and English to in a country where only 35 percent of adults can read and write.
In a video of two European engineers who were kidnapped in Nigeria, the hostages say their kidnappers are from Al Qaeda, but their home governments have doubts.
The 6,060 year sentence handed out to soldiers for a 1982 massacre during Guatemala's civil war was hailed by rights groups. But this is only the second massacre of 669 to be brought to trial.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's son Khamis, the leader of one of the country's most elite fighting units, was reportedly killed in a NATO airstrike in Zlitan overnight.
A quarter of the world's plant species may be headed toward extinction. Seed banks aim to prevent that.