Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who allegedly crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps this week, had been declared "unfit to work" by a doctor but he concealed that fact from his employer, prosecutors said. His ex-girlfriend said he told her he wanted to do something to be remembered in history.
Amanda Knox Trial Verdict Latest News - Appeal Decision Due From Court of Cassation in Meredith Kercher Murder Case
Amanda Knox will be anxiously awaiting a verdict from Italy's highest court on Wednesday in the 2007 murder case of British exchange student Meredith Kercher.
The Church of England has announced that the Rev. Canon Alison White will be consecrated as its second female bishop since the Church voted last year to allow women to become bishops.
Germanwings Plane Crash That Killed 150 People Was Murder-Suicide; Co-Pilot Wanted to 'Destroy Plane,' Says Prosecutor
French officials said on Thursday that the Germanwings Flight 9525 plane crash that killed all 150 people on board was deliberately carried out, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locking himself in the cockpit with the intention to "destroy the plane."
ISIS Increases Child Recruitment: 400 Kids Join 'Cubs of the Caliphate' in Syria; Brutal Training Camps Teach Children to Carry Out Beheadings
The brutal Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria has recruited at least 400 children for use in combat roles since January, a leading Syrian monitoring group reported this week.
'Face of Jesus' Appears on Colombia Hillside Following Landslide; Crowds of Worshipers Flock to Site
A Colombian newspaper has reported on what some believe to be the face of Jesus Christ etched into a hillside in Putumayo, Colombia, following a landslide on Saturday. Worshipers are flocking to the site, the report added, while some locals have started charging for admission.
Priests Perform Exorcism on Woman in Argentina; Bishop Says 'The Devil Is Something Real That Jesus Christ Faced' (Video)
Priests in Argentina were captured on video performing an exorcism on a woman they say was possessed by "the devil."
ISIS Christian Hostage Forced to Call Family While Being Electrocuted; Freed After Parents Pay $80k Ransom
A Syrian Christian man, who was held hostage by the Islamic State for over five months, revealed recently that his captors forced him to call his family and a friend while he was being tortured in hopes that his cries of pain and agony would inspire them to pay his $80,000 ransom.
Terror group ISIS has reportedly released a video showing the conversion of one kidnapped Assyrian Christian into Islam. Previous reports have stated that the 200-plus Christian hostages have refused to deny Christ during ISIS' conversion attempts, but the latest video shows a man from the village of Tel Temit declaring that Muhammad is God's prophet.
Germanwings Fatal Plane Crash Mystery: Rescuers Looking for Answers in Harsh Alps Terrain, Human Remains 'Strewn Hundreds of Meters;' 2 Americans Among 150 Killed
Rescuers in the remote French Alps have set out on their second day of searching for answers in the Germanwings Flight 9525 mystery, with authorities confirming that all 150 people on board, including two Americans, are likely dead. Searchers will be attempting to start retrieving the bodies of the victims, which have reportedly been "strewn for hundreds of meters."
A mass grave of about 70 to 100 corpses, with the majority of them having their throats slit, was discovered near the Nigerian town of Damasak last week, and is believed to be the brutal handiwork of the Islamic State's newest affiliate group, Boko Haram.
The mother of an Egyptian Copt who was among the 21 Christians beheaded by ISIS in February said she is thankful that her son kept his faith until the end.
Some 150 people on board an Airbus operated by Lufthansa's low cost airline Germanwings are now all feared dead after it crashed in a remote region of the French Alps Tuesday.
ISIS Training Hundreds of British Jihadis to Carry Out 'Highly Likely' Chlorine Gas Attack on Trains, Warns Chemical Expert
Terror group ISIS is training hundreds of British jihadists to carry out what a chemical expert called a "highly likely" chlorine gas attack on trains and sports games in the U.K., a report said.
Edmonton Atheists to Run Bus Ads Claiming It's 'Good' to Be 'Godless;' Erase God in Famous 'Creation of Adam' Painting
The Society of Edmonton Atheists revealed that it will be running ads on 10 buses for four weeks in the Edmonton area with a message that it's "good" for people to be "godless." The ads feature the famous painting "The Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo, but with God erased.
Hindu Extremists Attack Cathedral in India, Smash Down Doors and Windows, Accuse Christians of Conversions
Six people have been arrested after a group of Hindu extremists attacked a cathedral in central India, breaking down doors and smashing windows. The attack, which was caught on CCTV cameras, was aimed at Christians who are being accused by the extremists of converting people into Christianity.
A mixed Sunni-Shia family that once lived in ISIS' Iraqi stronghold of Mosul but has fled to live in the Kurdish north after the militant group took over the town last June, has provided deeper insight and revelations about the horrors that people living under the jihadis brand of sharia rule must deal with.
Media reports have surfaced indicating that the Islamic State has burned down the homes of 10 Christian families in the northern Ninevah province of Iraq, while a leading human rights organization has reported that Iraqi Security Forces burned down two whole Sunni civilian villages in Iraq last September.
Over 100 Christians Arrested in Pakistan for Riots, Killing and Burning Two Suspects in Wake of Church Suicide Bombings
Over 100 Christians have been arrested for the riots in Pakistan last week following a Taliban suicide attack on two churches that killed 17 people. Police forces have been arresting people who were part of the crowd that killed and burned two people suspected to be terrorists.
Is ISIS a Copycat? 'Rivalry' With Boko Haram Inspired Brutal Abductions of Christians, Yazidis in Iraq, Says Rights Lawyer
Speaking at a Hudson Institute discussion on the merger of Boko Haram and the Islamic State, a Nigerian human rights lawyer asserted that ISIS' abductions of religious minorities in Iraq last summer were inspired by Boko Haram's kidnapping of over 276 Chibok schoolgirls last April.
'Life Is Miserable in Pakistan' — Activist and Friend of Shahbaz Bhatti Says Blasphemy Laws, Anti-West Sentiment Provoke Christian Persecution
A former Pakistani parliamentarian advocating for equal treatment for religious minorities back home claims life is sometimes hell for the Islamic Republic's Christian minorities, who are often victimized by blasphemy laws and bear the brunt of public resentment against Western nations like the United States.
Evangelical Author: Western Christians Don't Care Enough About ISIS' 'Once-in-a-1,000-Year Threat' to Christianity
Evangelical author and former vice president of Liberty University, Johnnie Moore, asserted in a book to be published in April, that Western Christians don't care enough about the threat posed by the Islamic State, which is attempting to wipe out Christianity in the Middle East.
ISIS Built 'Guantanamo' to Mentally Torture Western Captives With Mock Executions by 'Jihadi John,' Ex-Hostage Says
A former Islamic State hostage revealed Sunday that ISIS held a group of Western hostages in a compound near Aleppo in northern Syria where its British militant "Jihadi John" staged mock executions to replicate the prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, for jihadist combatants.
American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been in an Iranian jail for his Christian faith for nearly two-and-a-half years, received an invitation from his son, Jacob, for his seventh birthday next week, and the pastor wrote a letter to him saying, "My chains are keeping me from you," and that he should invite Jesus into his heart and He will fulfill all his needs.
U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been in an Iranian jail for his Christian faith for nearly two-and-a-half years, is "shaken" as six of his fellow prisoners were executed around him this week, his wife, Naghmeh, says.
The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, the American Free Methodist Church missionary who was kidnapped by suspected criminal gang members in Nigeria last month with a demand for a $300,000 ransom, was safely released Friday, according an announcement from the church.
The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, has been missing for over a month after he failed to return home following a trip to the Communist nation of North Korea.
Gaza Crisis Worse Than During Israel-Hamas War, Citizens Facing 70 Percent Unemployment and Living Among Ruins, Says Report
A recent report reveals that the "grave humanitarian crisis" in Gaza is even worse now than it was during the Israel-Hamas war last summer. With an international embargo hampering reconstruction efforts, close to 1.8 million people are living among the destroyed buildings in the region, and facing a 70 percent unemployment rate.