A downpour drenched thousands of mourners in Brazil as they grieved over 50 caskets of the Chapecoense football team, which was all but wiped out in an air crash in Colombia.
Chelsea has publicly apologised to former striker Gary Johnson for sexual abuse he suffered as a young football player, admitting it was wrong to insist on a confidentiality clause when paying him compensation.
Relatives of some passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing in 2014 are hoping to persuade governments to expand the search area along the east African coast.
A fire at a dance party in a loft building in California has killed at least nine people and left 25 missing, authorities say.
Dozens of coffins carrying those killed when a plane flying Brazil's Chapecoense football team crashed into a mountain are making their final journey home.
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has accepted his shock election defeat, 22 years after seizing power in a coup.
Two members of New York City's council are calling on President-elect Donald Trump to provide federal funds to reimburse the city for the $1.4 million-a-day cost of protecting him and his family in their Fifth Avenue home.
Tens of thousands of Muslims have poured into central Jakarta to protest against the city's governor, a Christian accused of insulting the Koran.
The death toll from a devastating blaze in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee has risen to 11, the highest loss of civilian life from a single US wildfire in 13...
Muhammad Ali's fight gloves and a box of cigars signed by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro are among some of the highlights in an auction of memorabilia steeped in sporting history.
John Cleese has led tributes to Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for starring as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.
A Colorado mother bought a handgun hours before she and her two young sons were found fatally shot inside the family's minivan, authorities say.
British fighter planes will fly over the South China Sea and Britain will sail aircraft carriers in the Pacific from 2020, Britain's US ambassador says.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has become Thailand's new king after accepting an invitation from parliament to succeed his father, who died in October.
Bolivian authorities have suspended the licence of a tiny charter airline whose plane crashed in Colombia this week, killing 71 people.
Helsinki city council voted down a plan to build a Guggenheim museum in the Finnish capital in a decision that is expected to put an end to the controversial project.
A mall fire that killed four people just before a global trade summit in Peru may have been set intentionally, authorities said as they offered a 15,000 soles ($NZ6,200) reward for information about a man recorded by security cameras.
China will impose an extra 10 percent tax on super cars and other luxury models costing 1.3 million yuan ($NZ266,00) and above, in a bid to rein in lavish spending and to reduce emissions, the ministry of finance has said.
One of history's best known double acts was temporarily reunited on when Fidel Castro's ashes arrived at a mausoleum housing the bones of his fellow revolutionary, Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
Feted by cheering Cubans, a funeral cortege carried the ashes of Fidel Castro out of Havana on Wednesday on a three-day journey to his final resting place.