Vietnamese authorities say the last detected signal from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was above an area about 240 kilometers off the coast of Vietnam's southwestern Tho Chu island.
Elder abuse is a hidden crime. Seniors are vulnerable to financial and psychological manipulation as well as physical abuse and neglect, and may be so confused or fearful, they don't ask for help.
A Christian woman in Sweden has been unable to find work as a midwife since a hospital where she interned last year let her go for refusing to help perform abortions.
The government of Cameroon has vehemently denied allegations that it has allowed its territory to be used as a training ground by terrorist groups and rebels destabilizing Nigeria and the Central African Republic.
The Nigerian president’s spokesman has said that the conflict with Boko Haram is a “war situation.”
American evangelicals are denouncing a new Uganda law that criminalizes homosexuality, reiterating a position that many have held for years but which has nonetheless drawn scrutiny and skepticism from critics.
Officials have stripped the legal status from the House of Mary shelter for homeless people, run by young Catholic layman Aleksei Shchedrov in his village home in western Belarus. The 13 residents he cares for might end up back...
U.S. lawmakers are exploring ways to combat child sex trafficking, a crime that child safety advocates estimate is affecting several hundred thousand American children each year.
Church leaders in India are alarmed over a dramatic increase in attacks on Christians in the state of Andhra Pradesh, where in recent weeks one pastor has been murdered, others beaten, and churches demolished.
Acquiring and retaining places of worship in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi is difficult for some local residents, Forum 18 News Service notes.