The last few strains of the variola virus, the pathogen that causes smallpox, are currently being held in high security labs in the United States and Russia. And now, experts at WHO must make a crucial decision later this month: Destroy the virus completely – or keep these remaining vials in stock.
A Marine veteran jailed in Mexico on weapons charges for allegedly bringing guns across the border said he never intended to leave the country but missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town.
Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams was released without charge Sunday after five days of police questioning over his alleged involvement in a decades-old IRA killing of a Belfast mother of 10, an investigation that has driven a dangerous wedge into Northern Ireland's unity government.
With escalating violence in Ukraine stirring fears of an all-out "civil war," U.S. senators of both parties urged the Obama administration to stop holding back and do all it can -- short of troops on the ground -- to counter Russia's influence.