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Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Pope Francis held Christmas Eve mass on Saturday in Vatican City and made the plight of migrants around the world a focus in his sermon. The pontiff compared migrants' struggles to find safety and security in...
Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A nine-year-old aardvark died and four meerkats are missing and presumed dead after a Saturday morning fire at London Zoo, officials reported. ZSL London Zoo confirmed the 6 a.m. fire started in the Animal Adventure section...
Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Three people remained hospitalized in critical condition Friday, a day after a car struck 19 people in Melbourne's central business district. The driver of the vehicle was arrested by an off-duty police officer at the scene...
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Pro-independence parties won a majority in the Spanish region of Catalonia's parliament after a snap election on Thursday. No single party gained an outright majority in the election, but three separatist parties won a total of...
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Police in Melbourne, Australia arrested a driver Thursday who allegedly drove a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians on a popular street in the city's central district. Early reports indicate at least 15 people were injured...
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- South Korea plans to inject $101 billion dollars to scale up renewable energy generation in the country. The trade ministry on Wednesday released an action plan to increase the country's dependency on clean...
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A senior North Korean official in charge of construction works on nuclear facilities is believed to have been executed, Asahi Shimbun reported Tuesday. A former North Korean soldier told the Japanese daily there...
Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Honduran electoral commission on Sunday declared President Juan Orlando Hernández the winner of the country's highly contested presidential election race. The commission said Hernández beat opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla by about 50,000 votes when Hondurans...
Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Argentina has dismissed its navy chief one month after the disappearance of the submarine ARA San Juan off its southern coast with 44 crew members. Defense Minister Oscar Aguad placed Adm. Marcelo Eduardo Hipolito Srur in...
Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the western part of the island of Java in Indonesia on Friday, authorities said. The center of the temblor was situated in the town of Cipatujah, about 190 miles away from Jakarta,...

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