Illegally Occupied Building Collapses In India, Dozens Dead

A multi-story building illegally occupied while still under construction collapsed Thursday in western India, leaving dozens of people dead and numerous others injured. The building is located in Thane, just outside of Mumbai.

Saudi Arabia Sentences Man To Paralysis In Stabbing Case

Human rights group Amnesty International is speaking out against Saudi Arabia for allegedly sentencing a man to be paralyzed. The man facing the shocking sentence has been identified as 24-year-old Ali Al-Khawahir.

Oscar Pistorius Gets More Lenient Bail Terms, May Travel Overseas To Compete

Oscar Pistorius’ legal team won an appeal for more lenient bail conditions on Thursday, paving the way for the track star to travel outside South Africa to compete. Judge Bert Bam said Pistorius’ passport will be returned to his lawyer, Barry Rou ...

Suspect In Daniel Pearl Beheading Arrested In Karachi

A suspect in the 2002 beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has been arrested in Karachi, Pakistan, according to a senior Pakistani official. The U.S. State Department has not confirmed the report.

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Becomes Pope Francis I

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina was declared the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church Wednesday afternoon on second day of the conclave. He was selected on the fifth ballot, earning at least 77 of the 115 cardinal ...

Teen Cartel Assassin Found Dead in Central Mexico

A teenage drug cartel assassin who recently confessed to the murders of at least 10 people was found dead on the side of a road in central Mexico last week. Authorities identified the boy as 13-year-old Jose Armando Moreno Leos, a cartel hitman w ...

12 Young Children Killed In School Bus Accident In India

An early morning crash on a highway in northern India at least a dozen young children dead, authorities of Punjab state confirm. The accident occurred in Gahir area of Jalandhar district around 8 a.m. local time. The school bus collided head on w ...


World Flame Retardant Demand to Reach 2.6 Million Metric Tons in 2016

World demand for flame retardant additives is forecast to rise 5.4 percent per year to 2.6 million metric tons in 2016.

17 Afghan Police Officers Drugged, Shot To Death By Taliban Militants

Seventeen Afghan police officers were drugged and then shot to death as they slept early Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan. Officials say two officers acting on behalf of the Taliban carried out the brutal attack. Both men have reportedly been arr ...

New Zealand Shark Attack Leave Film Director Adam Strange Dead

Award-winning TV and short film director Adam Strange died this week in a shark attack in New Zealand. Thought to be the first shark attack in the country in 37 years, the tragic incident took place Wednesday off of Muriwai Beach just west of Auc ...

Central Switzerland Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 7 Seriously Wounded

An early morning shooting at a lumber plant in central Switzerland on Wednesday left 7 people seriously wounded and three people, including the shooter, dead. While police say the motive of the shooting remains unknown, they have identified the g ...

19 Foreigners Killed In Hot Air Balloon Accident In Southern Egypt

Nineteen foreigners died in southern Egypt Tuesday morning when the hot air balloon they were riding in exploded and plummeted to the ground. Two Egyptians believed to be the balloon’s operators reportedly survived.

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail, Family Is “Relieved”

Oscar Pistorius was granted bail Friday by Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair despite prosecutors insisting he is a flight risk. Nair said prosecutors failed to prove the Olympian is at risk of fleeing the country to escape premeditated murder charges ...


World Demand for Catalysts to Exceed $19 Billion in 2016

World demand for petroleum refining, chemical synthesis, and polymerization catalysts will rise 5.8 percent per year to $19.5 billion in 2016.


Global Power Tool Demand to Exceed $28 Billion in 2016

World power tool demand is forecast to increase 4.5 percent annually through 2016 to $28.1 billion.

Top Investigator In Oscar Pistorius Case Faces Attempted Murder Charges

The top police investigator on the murder case against Oscar Pistorius has been replaced following the revelation he is facing 7 counts of attempted murder in connection with an October 2011 shooting. Hilton Botha will be removed from the case af ...

Oscar Pistorius Reveals Girlfriend Died In His Arms

In a written affidavit read Tuesday in court by his lawyer, Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius rejected the prosecution’s accusations of premeditated murder in the Valentine’s Day death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius shot Steenkam ...


Global Demand for Security Services to Reach $244 Billion in 2016

Global demand for private contract security services will increase 7.4 percent annually to $244 billion in 2016.


World Flooring and Carpet to Exceed 18 Billion Square Meters in 2016

World demand for flooring and carpets is expected to rise 4.9 percent annually to 18.6 billion square meters in 2016.

36 Dead, 30 Injured In Stampede At Northern India Railroad Station

Dozens of people died in northern India on Sunday when chaos at an overcrowded railroad station sparked a stampede. It is unclear what exactly caused the stampede at the Allahabad station in Uttar Pradesh, but railway authorities say travelers di ...