Nelly Ben Hayoun is on a mission to convince the world -- and especially governments and the United Nations -- to take threats such as potential asteroid strikes more seriously.
Relax. This quake wasn't a sign that the dreaded "Big One" is coming -- at least not yet.
There are reported signs of progress in halting the bloody Gaza war between Israel and Hamas.
A car bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 10 people and wounding 34 others, police said.
Who knew the War of 1812 could inflame passions in the age of Twitter?
In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized over 30,000 tons of chicken feet contaminated with hydrogen peroxide, according to state media.
Surprise, mobility and the merciless treatment of opponents: the blueprint of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq as it has gobbled up territory in both Syria and Iraq over the past few months. But as its adversaries regroup, ISIS -- which now calls itself the Islamic State -- may begin to suffer setbacks on the battlefield, according to a new analysis of its capabilities and tactics.
More than 1,000 people were pulled out of the water and off the beach Monday after a great white shark was spotted off the coast of Duxbury, Massachusetts.
Tens of thousands of people are fleeing violence in Myanmar only to be robbed, beaten and starved on boats helmed by human traffickers, according to a new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Ukraine's Security Service says 10 Russian soldiers were detained in Ukraine, amid tensions over the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels.
Nancy Curtis said she wanted proof her son, Peter Theo Curtis, was still alive after being held captive almost two years by Islamist rebels in Syria, she told "ABC World News Tonight."
U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground in the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. official told CNN.
Brazilian authorities say they have begun transferring inmates from a prison in the southern city of Cascavel after riots inside turned deadly -- with two inmates decapitated and two thrown off the roof of a cell block.
A red rope guarded by police marks the "quarantine line" around the West Point slum in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.
Some things are better after dark from diving with manta rays to kayaking a bioluminescent bay.
A cartoon concubine is the latest effort to foster harmony in China's restive Xinjiang region.
Two teenage girls, who were found hanging from a tree in northern India in May, were not raped as originally alleged, according to new forensic reports commissioned by federal investigators.
The shocking video of James Foley being beheaded in Syria has set off multiple investigations into the mystery of who killed the American journalist.
An American journalist held in Syria by Islamist rebels for close to two years was released Sunday.