The mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were named during a ceremony in the Japanese capital on Sunday.
A gunman who holed up in an Los Angeles supermarket after allegedly shooting his grandmother and girlfriend has been arrested, leaving the Trader Joe's store in handcuffs.
Police are interviewing a dozen partygoers and combing through evidence after a young woman died of her injuries after a fight at a Melbourne CBD apartment.
French tightrope artist Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga impressed hundreds of Parisians with a performance that featured a walk on a rope suspended 35 metres above the ground.
US President Donald Trump's onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen recorded a conversation with Trump two months before the 2016 election in which they discussed buying the rights to a story by a...
A man armed with a knife attacked people on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck, injuring 10 including one seriously before he was arrested, police said.
Divers recovered the last of the bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank during a storm on a Missouri lake, counting among the 17 who died nine members of a single family.
Time magazine has unveiled its latest cover on Twitter, morphing the faces of US President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin into one image.
French President Emmanuel Macron is under fire after his office briefly suspended one of his aides for beating a protester and posing as a police officer, but didn't inform law authorities.
President Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Washington, despite heavy criticism over his failure to raise the issue of Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
British actress Jodie Whittaker has made her public debut as the first female Doctor Who, saying casting a woman to lead the long-running sci-fi television series was inevitable.
"Fight on, don't despair": the 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave complex described how they survived on nothing but dripping water, and even tried to dig their way out.
A South Korean court has ruled the government and operator of the Sewol ferry, which sank killing more than 300 people mostly school children, must compensate the families.
A "collapse explosion" at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has sent a surge of lava that destroyed structures in an evacuated housing development, geologists and civil defense authorities said.
Elon Musk has apologised to British caver Vern Unsworth for insulting comments he made about him following the rescue of a dozen Thai schoolboys and their football coach from a cave in northern Thailand.
Lesbian superhero Batwoman is powering towards a ground-breaking role as the first LGBT lead in her own television series.
Thousands of pages of US intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public today, revealing that Washington continued to him as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison.
A British man was found guilty of a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street office and then using a knife or a gun to attack her.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has apologised for comments he made a British caver following the rescue of a dozen schoolboys and their football coach from a cave in northern Thailand.