Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said she planned to run in next year's presidential election, offering liberal voters unhappy with President Vladimir Putin's rule someone to back.
There's growing concern comfort accessories and seat modifications are contributing to the disproportionate numbers of older Australians killed in car crashes.
A federal appeals court has rejected a bid to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who said the entertainer raped her in 1974 and then called her a liar.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens living in Britain to stay after Brexit, trying to unlock stalled talks that have spurred calls for her to walk away.
The world's most visited museum has shied away from displaying a sculpture that some have labelled as too sexually explicit.
The Abbott government's treatment of the Human Rights Commission has been questioned by a UN committee as Australia's rights record is examined.
The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has triggered an outpouring of tributes and grief across Canada.
Quebec will ban face coverings for people giving or receiving provincial government services under a new law passed that rights groups say marginalises Muslim women in the mainly French-speaking Canadian province.
The NFL has rejected US President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism, but says players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.
Catalonia has refused to bow to the Spanish government’s demand it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence.
Fiji will issue a $50 million ‘‘green’’ bond in coming weeks to help fund efforts to combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so.
Historical gems around the globe, ranging from a Syrian bazaar and the last active synagogue in Alexandria to England's Blackpool Piers and Alabama civil rights buildings, are threatened by war, disasters and urbanisation.
Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress' allegation of sexual assault by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.
US-backed militias in Syria have declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle.
Criticism is mounting over President Donald Trump's claim that past US leaders didn't contact family members of soldiers who died in combat during their time in the White House.
An auction of 31 artworks donated by some of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has raised close to 2 million pounds ($NZ3.7m) for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed about 80 people in June.
Australia has won its bid for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council despite criticism of its own record.
Human remains have been located inside a large crocodile that police believe killed an elderly woman in Queensland's far north.
After nine months of searching the skies, scientists were preparing to pack up their equipment when they found something that set their world - and universe - alight.
A judge has questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States.