Australia has one of the world's 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises in its own back yard: a food shortage in Papua New Guinea.
Music star Shakira urged world and business leaders at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum to support efforts to feed, educate and care for underprivileged children.
The gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has reportedly been caught.
Former US astronaut Eugene Cernan, who became the last astronaut to walk on the moon in an experience he said made him one with the universe, has died.
Martin Luther King's daughter says "God can triumph over Trump," but the slain civil rights leader's son struck a conciliatory tone after meeting with the president-elect on the US holiday that honours their father.
At least five people, including four foreigners, have been killed and 15 wounded after a gunman opened fire at a nightclub in Mexico during a music festival.
Britain's Northern Ireland minister has called an early election for March, following the collapse of the region's power-sharing government.
French President Francois Hollande has responded to US President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of the European Union by saying the bloc did not need to be told what to do by outsiders.
Australia says it is "deeply disappointed" Japan continued whaling in the Southern Ocean after anti-whaling activists published a photograph of a dead whale.
A mother has admitted murdering three of her seven children despite earlier insisting dizziness or witchcraft was behind her fatal drive with them into a Melbourne lake.
A cargo jet has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog.
US President-elect Donald Trump says he'll propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia for its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
With more British men wanting to take an active role in raising their children, are workplaces preventing fathers from spending more time at home, asks an inquiry.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus says it will cease performances after 146 years in business, owing to what it said were declining tickets sales and high operating costs.
Seventy countries have reaffirmed that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned against any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations.
At least 30 inmates are believed to have been killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out at the weekend, adding to chaos in a penitentiary system in which about 140 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year.
Donald Trump's vice president and top aides have joined the US president-elect in criticising an historic civil rights activist and lawmaker for questioning the legitimacy of his election win just days before his inauguration.
Twenty years after Princess Diana's iconic visit to a minefield in Angola, the world faces a new landmine crisis in Syria and Iraq on a scale not seen for decades, campaigners said
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney on Saturday where the pair agreed to deepen defence ties and stressed the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
US civil rights activists kicked off a week of protests ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration with a march in Washington on Saturday (local time), vowing to keep fighting for equality and justice under the upcoming administration.