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Pope Benedict XVI Had Pacemaker Surgery Three Months Ago

Pope Benedict XVI Had Pacemaker Surgery Three Months Ago

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — The Vatican on Tuesday denied rumors that Pope Benedict XVI has bone cancer and that recent surgery to replace the battery in his pacemaker contributed to his decision to resign from office.Benedict underw…

What Will Pope Benedict XVI Do After He Resigns?

What Will Pope Benedict XVI Do After He Resigns?

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When most people retire, they think of going to Florida, playing Bingo or filling their spare time with favorite hobbies.When U.S. presidents leave office, they do charity work and oversee the building of their pres…

Several Killed in Car Bomb Blast Near Turkish Border Crossing

Several Killed in Car Bomb Blast Near Turkish Border Crossing

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANKARA, Turkey) — Turkish officials say that at least 13 people were killed on Monday when a minibus loaded with explosives detonated near their country’s border with Syria.As many as 30 people were also wounded in the powerful …

Pope Benedict XVI to Resign on Feb. 28

Pope Benedict XVI to Resign on Feb. 28

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Benedict XVI’s unprecedented announcement Monday that he will resign Feb. 28 brings to a close one of the shortest papacies in history, for which the pontiff will leave a legacy as a leader with views i…

How a New Pope Will Be Chosen to Replace Pope Benedict XVI

How a New Pope Will Be Chosen to Replace Pope Benedict XVI

L’Osservatore Romano Vatican Pool via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A new pope is elected by the College of Cardinals in Rome, who gather under Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel under strict security measures.  Only cardinals under …

Bolshoi Ballet Acid Attack Mystery Deepens

Bolshoi Ballet Acid Attack Mystery Deepens

YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty ImagesMOSCOW – The mystery over who was behind the vicious acid attack on Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the famed Bolshoi Ballet, became even more intriguing on Friday, when police said they believe those responsi…

Duchess Sarah Ferguson Settles Phone-Hacking Dispute with Newspaper Group

Duchess Sarah Ferguson Settles Phone-Hacking Dispute with Newspaper Group

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(LONDON) — Sarah Ferguson has settled her phone-hacking legal claim against the publishers of the now defunct British tabloid The News of the World. Ferguson, the Duchess of York, received a public apology and undisclosed …

British Company Recalls Frozen Meals over Horse Meat

British Company Recalls Frozen Meals over Horse Meat

Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock(LONDON) — After being shaken by headlines that some ground beef suppliers had been beefing up their products with horse meat and selling to supermarkets and chains like Burger King, U.K. consumers have a new reason to say ne…

US Couple Finally Leaves Russia with Adopted Daughter

US Couple Finally Leaves Russia with Adopted Daughter

Courtesy Kendra Skaggs(MOSCOW) — As she prepared for the biggest journey of her life, a 5-year-old Russian girl named Polina asked visitors, “Are you coming to America with me?”She had only the slightest idea that her adoption by an American couple fr…

Britain One Step Closer to Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

Britain One Step Closer to Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Britain’s House of Commons voted in support of the Marriage Bill on Tuesday, which would enable same-sex couples to legally wed.However, while it’s endorsed by Prime Minister David Cameron, the measure still has to p…

Scientists: Skeleton Under Parking Lot Belongs to King Richard III

Scientists: Skeleton Under Parking Lot Belongs to King Richard III

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A mystery stretching back more than 500 years has been solved.British scientists on Monday confirmed that a skeleton that was found under a parking garage in Leicester last September is indeed that of King Richard III….

Malala Yousafzai Grateful for ‘Second Life,’ Creates Fund for Girls’ Education

Malala Yousafzai Grateful for ‘Second Life,’ Creates Fund for Girls’ Education

Queen Elizabeth Hospital(BIRMINGHAM, England) — Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old schoolgirl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban in October because she believed girls should have the right to go to school, released her first video statement foll…

Leftist Group Claims It Attacked US Embassy in Turkey

Leftist Group Claims It Attacked US Embassy in Turkey

ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images(ANKARA, Turkey) — A Marxist group says it was responsible for last Friday’s terrorist attack at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, that killed a Turkish guard and the suicide bomber.The Revolutionary People’s Liberat…

British Police Arrest, Taser Man Outside Buckingham Palace

British Police Arrest, Taser Man Outside Buckingham Palace

ABC News(NEW YORK) — British Police arrested a man outside Buckingham Palace after he was holding a knife to his throat Sunday. The incident occurred right before noon.Authorities said the man had two knives. When the man was challenged by police, he …

Explosion Outside US Embassy in Turkey

Explosion Outside US Embassy in Turkey

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANKARA, Turkey) — Ambulances rushed to the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey on Friday after an apparent suicide bombing took place outside the building.Citing Turkish officials, the BBC reports two people — a security guard and t…

Report: Kate Middleton on the Mend

Report: Kate Middleton on the Mend

Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) — Kate Middleton has been seen out and about in public lately, shopping for maternity clothes in anticipation of her first child with Prince William.The Duchess of Cambridge has been under the weather lately due to a se…

Malala Yousufzai to Receive New Skull Made of Titanium

Malala Yousufzai to Receive New Skull Made of Titanium

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, England) — Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban attack and became a global icon of resistance, will soon have surgery to repair her shattered skull and damaged hea…

Oompa-Loompas Arrested in UK for Assault

Oompa-Loompas Arrested in UK for Assault

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Police in Norfolk, England, say two men dressed as Oompa-Loompas from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have been arrested on suspicion of assault. The BBC reports a 28-year-old man was mugged on …

Family of Missing New York Woman Heading to Turkey to Help Search

Family of Missing New York Woman Heading to Turkey to Help Search

Courtesy Sarai Sierra’s family(NEW YORK) — The husband and brother of a New York City woman who vanished in Turkey on her first solo trip overseas are heading to the country to assist in the search.Sarai Sierra, 33, was supposed to arrive back in the …

WATCH: Airline Passengers Capture Video of Engine Fire

WATCH: Airline Passengers Capture Video of Engine Fire

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Dramatic video has surfaced of an airliner moments after its engine caught fire about 30,000 feet in the air above Turkey, which the airline attributed to a lightning strike.Turkish Airlines says the plane with 114 peop…

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