Almost one in five of the world's reptile species are in danger of extinction as their habitats are cleared away for farming and logging.
With a defiant nuclear test, North Korea has shown it poses an increasingly credible threat but some doubt whether even the notoriously bellicose regime would ever use weapons of mass destruction.
Starbucks has threatened to suspend millions of pounds of investment in Britain over what it sees as unfair targeting by Prime Minister David Cameron over its tax affairs.
Hacker group Anonymous said it disabled the US Sentencing Commission's website Saturday in revenge for the death of Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz, and vowed to release government data.
Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia have all urged their citizens to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi due to a "specific, imminent threat to Westerners", linked to French action in Mali.
An Al-Qaeda linked group which shocked the world with its audacious hostage attack in Algeria threatened on Sunday to stage strikes on nations involved in chasing out Islamists from neighbouring Mali.
Chile issued a top-level red alert Sunday for its Copahue volcano, in the south on the Andean border with Argentina, as it rumbled to register a greater potential threat.
Police in Arizona said they arrested Thursday a 16 year-old female student who threatened in an online video to "kill everyone" at her high school then kill herself.
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with possessing a deadly weapon after bringing a gun to school, claiming he was worried about a massacre like Connecticut's.
Death threats have been made against the Australian radio hosts at the centre of the royal prank call tragedy, police said Friday, with station management reportedly hiring bodyguards and moving staff to safehouses.
Based on the fact that there are several Kazakhstan citizens in the terrorist group, we believe that the threat is real: National Security Commission.
South Korean activists floated anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border with North Korea on Monday, a week after the North threatened military action over a similar propaganda exercise.
The United States is pushing Gulf countries to develop missile defense plans, amid what they see is a rising threat from Iran.
More Western nations called on their citizens to be cautious in the Philippine capital on Saturday following a US embassy warning a day earlier of an unspecified threat against Americans.
US and Japanese officials are considering deploying a new US early-warning radar to Japan to help counter possible missile threats from North Korea.
An armed man who allegedly made a death threat against US President Barack Obama in an expletive-filled email was charged over the incident.
Bystanders in New York whipped out cellphones to film the shooting by police of a man allegedly threatening them with a knife in the tourism magnet of Times Square.
The sight of a bearded man in a turban can provoke violent anti-Muslim hatred in America -- and never mind whether the man under the turban is actually Muslim.
Abandoned weapons that were once part of toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi's arsenal pose an ongoing and serious threat to civilians in Libya.
South Korea Wednesday rejected North Korean claims that it is planning terrorist acts as "ridiculous", and said it would protect Seoul activists threatened by Pyongyang.
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