US warship sails by contested island chain in South China Sea in message to Beijing, official says

A U.S. warship sailed Sunday near two contested Chinese man-made islands in the South China Sea, the location where Beijing has built up military fortifications despite a pledge not to do so, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

Actor to be prosecuted for allegedly insulting God, Virgin Mary in Facebook post

A well-known Spanish actor and activist will answer to accusations that he insulted God and the Virgin Mary is a profanity-laced Facebook from more than a year ago, a judge decided this week.

Film director to be prosecuted for allegedly insulting God, Virgin Mary in Facebook post

A well-known Spanish actor and activist will answer to accusations that he insulted God and the Virgin Mary is a profanity-laced Facebook from more than a year ago, a judge decided this week.

Ex-Vatican ambassador blasts Pope Francis over lack of response to claims of sexual abuse cover-up

The retired Vatican ambassador accusing the pope and his advisers of covering up a former American cardinal’s alleged sexual misconduct is now demanding the Catholic Church speak out about the case – saying Francis’ behavior is “hardly consistent with his calls for transparency.”

French police chief fatally stabbed over dangerous dog ban, report says

A French police chief was fatally stabbed Thursday, allegedly by a man who previously threatened cops after being banned from owning an unregistered Pitbull, reports said.

Alleged MS-13 member asks court to reverse deportation because he’s afraid his tattoos will get him killed

A Toronto man scheduled to be booted out of Canada for being a member of MS-13 has asked officials not to deport him because his skull and body tattoos could cost him is life in his native El Salvador.