A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads near the city of Zhaotong. News media in China are saying at least 367 people died in the quake, which struck in an area with old and vulnerable buildings.
In an attempt to weigh in on an immigration issue before Congress leaves Washington for a five-week break, the House has voted 223-189 to approve a $694 million emergency funding bill.
President Barack Obama says he is taking the Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously. He says the United States is taking precautions for next week's U.S.- African summit in the nation's capital.
It was negotiated as a three-day humanitarian cease-fire that was to start at 8 a.m. local time today. But just hours in, fighting erupted again in Gaza.
Two new attacks in Gaza have pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting.
An Indianapolis woman whose son contracted Ebola while working in Liberia says family members are praying for his recovery.
A local leader of Champaign-Urbana’s Muslim population admits the local observance of Ramadan was dampened by violence in other parts of the world.
Israel has resumed its Gaza offensive after a series of Palestinian rocket attacks.
There are no indications the short-term cease-fires in the Gaza war are going to lead to something more long-term or even a truce.
A number of Champaign area residents, mostly with ties to the Middle East demonstrated Friday over the current conflict between Israel and Gaza.