Why did Venice's Grand Canal turn green? Italian officials now have answer
Footage released by the Vigili del Fuoco, Italy’s national firefighters, showed a patch of Venice's famed Grand Canal turning a fluorescent green Sunday morning in the Rialto area.
Teenage girl charged with killing 19 in school dorm fire after cellphone confiscated: report
A 15-year-old schoolgirl from Guyana was charged as an adult Monday in the murder of 19 people after police accused her of purposefully setting fire to a school dormitory in retaliation for her cellphone being confiscated.
Air New Zealand to weigh passengers before they board international flights
Passengers flying internationally will be asked to step on the scale, which the airline says is completely voluntary and anonymous.
Natalee Holloway suspect Joran van der Sloot beaten in prison, lawyer says, and requests better security
Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway, was beaten in a Peruvian prison over the weekend, according to his lawyer, who is requesting better security for his client.
Cruise ship Carnival Sunshine pounded by large waves during coastal storm near Charleston, South Carolina
Passengers aboard the cruise ship Carnival Sunshine were left distressed as large waves churned up by a powerful storm off the Southeast coast pounded the vessel, delaying its return from the Bahamas over the Memorial Day weekend.
Italy tourist boat capsizes in storm, leaving 4 dead
A tourist boat capsized in a storm on Italy’s Lago Maggiore in the northern Lombardy region on Sunday.
Uganda president signs tough anti-gay bill into law with death penalty in some cases
The new law prescribes the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality," which is defined as cases of sexual relations involving people infected with HIV as well as with minors and other categories of vulnerable people.
Turkey's Erdogan wins reelection in presidential runoff
A third term gives Erdogan an even stronger hand domestically and internationally, as Turkey plays a key role in NATO.
Mormon missionary killed, 3 others hurt in Brazil bus crash
Church leaders said 20-year-old Elder Izaak Orion Card, 20, of Anchorage, Alaska, lost his life in a rural area near the city of Tibagi.
Indian official drains reservoir to retrieve phone he dropped while taking selfie
In videos that went viral on social media, the official is seen sitting under a red umbrella as diesel pumps run to drain water from the reservoir.
Pope Francis gets back to work after battling fever
Pope Francis resumed regular appointments on Saturday, one day after canceling his schedule due to a fever.
Cambodian reptile farm owner killed by crocodiles after falling into enclosure
There were about 40 crocodiles living in the enclosure during the tragic attack.
Watch: Lion stuns family on safari, comes within feet of them at campsite
Incredible video shows the lion wandering through the campsite before approaching the family.
Shark bites leg off American tourist in Turks and Caicos: report
An American tourist has lost her leg after being bitten by a shark while vacationing in Turks and Caicos, police say.
Pro-government rally to be held in Serbia amid frustration after mass shootings
Some protesters blame Serbia's president for creating an atmosphere of hopelessness and division in the country that they say indirectly led to two recent mass shootings that left 18 people dead and 20 wounded.
Passenger opens plane door during flight in South Korea; 12 people injured slightly
Several passengers on board tried to stop the person, who was later detained by police after the airplane landed safely.
Watch: Critically endangered tortoise hatches at Australian zoo
So far, eight adorable hatchlings have left the nest and are exploring their habitats.
New study reveals what, exactly, in human body odor attracts mosquitoes
What draws mosquitoes to certain people over others? A recent study aimed to investigate this question and found that mosquitoes “consistently, night after night," chose the same human scent.
UK court: Prince Harry cannot personally pay for police protection when visiting
A lawyer for the government argued in court that it was not appropriate to allow hiring “police officers as private bodyguards for the wealthy."
Mt. Everest record broken again by Sherpa guide Kami Rita
The veteran Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest for the 28th time Tuesday, beating his own record less than a week after setting it.