Barrages of water, mud and rocks have hit scores of towns and villages in the Indian state of Uttarakhand in the past week, devouring homes, shrines, roads and vehicles.
Uttarakhand's chief minister, Vijay Bahuguna, has described the disaster as a "Himalayan tsunami."FULL STORY
Call it a new direction in celebrity baby names.
It wasn't long before the jokes started flying.
"Kim and Kanye would have named their baby South West but that dang airline beat them to it!" comedian Fortune Feimster tweeted.FULL STORY
At least 14 people were killed and 25 others were wounded during a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, according to a senior police official.
Shafiullah Khan told CNN the bomber shot and killed a guard at the entrance to the mosque then entered the main hall where he blew himself up while the victims were praying. The wounded were taken to Lady Reading hospital.
Friday prayers is the main gathering of the week for Muslims.
As many as 100,000 residents of Calgary, Alberta, could face evacuation because of flooding, the director of emergency management said early Friday.
Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for 20 communities, Bruce Burrell said. Parts of of southern Alberta face rising floodwaters and the possibility of more rain.
The levels of the Bow and Elbow rivers are expected to peak overnight, but not drop until late Saturday at the earliest, he said.
"I have never experienced any flooding of this magnitude," he added.FULL STORY
Security forces arrested eight members of a group linked to al Qaeda on Friday in a Spanish enclave in North Africa, authorities said.
"We have broken up a network responsible for sending combatants to al Qaeda-linked terrorist groups operating in Syria," the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a statement.
The suspects were captured in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave that borders Morocco.
Authorities said the network was based in Ceuta and the nearby Moroccan city of Fnideq.
It recruited, trained and paid for terrorists to fight in other countries, authorities said.
Official autopsy results are expected Friday for "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini, who died of an apparent heart attack while vacationing in Italy.
Doctors analyzed samples from his body and will provide a final report later in the day, Dr. Claudio Modini said.
Initial indications suggest the actor died of a heart attack, according to Modini, who heads the emergency department he was taken to in Rome.FULL STORY
A security guard shot and killed a Jewish man near Jerusalem's Western Wall, police said.
The man had his hands in his pocket and looked suspicious, Micky Rosenfeld, an Israeli police spokesman said. He also said The man also had been shouting "Allah Akbar," which means "God is great."
Police are investigating the incident.FULL STORY
Led by LeBron James, who scored 37 points, the Miami Heat defended their NBA title by defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in Game 7 of the finals at Miami on Thursday.
Dwyane Wade chipped in 23 points for the Heat, who won their third title overall.
"This was the hardest series we ever had to play, but we're a resilient team and we did what it took," he said.
Tim Duncan scored 24 points for the Spurs.FULL STORY