Amputation is legal in Iran based on the Sharia law, which enables "amputation of the full length of four fingers of the right hand of the thief in such a manner that the thumb and palm of the hand remain" -- although it remains relatively rare, with the death penalty the more common sentence.
There are now more than 30 million known COVID-19 infections around the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Under a new law, Nigeria's Kaduna state has increased punishments for men convicted of rape, including the death penalty for raping a child.
A rare blue moon will appear on Halloween night 2020, which only occurs every 18 to 19 years, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.
British scientists are beginning a small study comparing how two experimental coronavirus vaccines might work when they are inhaled by people instead of being injected.
Officials in southern Germany are considering imposing hefty fines against a 26-year-old American woman linked to a cluster of coronavirus cases in the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, including at a hotel that caters to U.S. military personnel.
A fully autonomous research ship named the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The drone video, posted to Instagram, shows footage of Vancouver’s tall buildings and dense smoke in the area.
The bilateral agreements formalize the normalization of Israel’s already thawing relations with the two Arab nations in line with their common opposition to Iran and its aggression in the region.
Over a year after helping 9/11 first responders receive access to a crucial compensation fund, Jon Stewart has turned his focus toward helping the nearly 200,000 veterans who've said their health was compromised by their exposure to burn pits while serving overseas.
Hurricane Paulette has made a rare landfall in Bermuda as a strong Category 1 storm just hours after the wealthy British territory shuttered schools, government agencies and air and sea ports.
The carcass was discovered with its teeth and even its nose in tact. A preliminary analysis indicated that the bear lived 22,000 to 39,500 years ago.
The octogenarian was separated from his group in a hail storm.
Three accused Mexican drug traffickers were charged with conspiring to transport more than three tons of cocaine into the United States, said federal, state and local officials.
A U.S. Marine convicted of killing a Filipino transgender woman has been deported after a presidential pardon cut short his detention in a case that renewed outrage over a pact governing American military presence in the Philippines.
Scientists in Europe say that they are baffled by a recent string of incidents where killer whales have been ramming sailing boats along the coast of Spain and Portugal.
Antarctica remains the only continent without COVID-19.
German police said Saturday they have seized about 250 firearms and a few thousand rounds of ammunition from a man who is believed to be a far-right sympathizer.
Bahrain is the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to fully integrate the Jewish state into the Middle East.
A court in Slovenia on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old woman to two years in prison for deliberately cutting off her hand with a circular saw to make a fraudulent insurance claim.