December 19, 2014
At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed today when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.
The "Freedom Tower", the main skyscraper of the new World Trade Center in New York City has opened its doors to welcome its first tenants, with the transfer of part of the Conde Nast offices to the building.
"I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now," Brittany Maynard says in a video released to CNN this week. "But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. It's happening each week."
Researchers probing the 1937 disappearance of famed American aviator Amelia Earhart's plane said they now believe a slab of aluminum found decades ago on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean came from her aircraft.
An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, a NASA TV broadcast has shown.
Britain is analyzing the latest video of British hostage John Cantlie released by the Islamic State (IS) yesterday, the Foreign Office said. The footage apparently shows Cantlie as a combat correspondent in the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Turkish border, forecasting IS victory despite waves of US airstrikes.
Dramatic footage showing police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester in Hong Kong has fueled public outcry as security forces there mounted their toughest action against activists in more than a week.