Despite his unrivalled record for single-handedly saving the world from disaster, James Bond would not get a job as a British spy, the head of MI6 says.
Hillary Clinton has made her first joint campaign appearance with one of her most powerful supporters, Michelle Obama, at a rally to urge young people and women to vote.
British and Australian scientists have identified an unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in southern England, as the first known example of fossilised dinosaur brain tissue.
Global warming is on track to disrupt the Mediterranean region more than any droughts or heatwaves in the past 10,000 years, turning parts of southern Europe into desert by the end of the century, scientists.
Rights advocates praised a new US government rule barring its foreign aid contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, as violence against the community continues globally.
President Vladimir Putin has accused American politicians of whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat as a ploy to distract voters in the run-up to the US presidential election.
A Hobart radio host has been suspended indefinitely after making an inappropriate comment about the Dreamworld tragedy.
Puan, an orangutan at Perth Zoo, has been named the world's oldest Sumatran orangutan in captivity at 60.
Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60% since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, the WWF conservation group said.
Genes taken from archived blood samples show the US AIDS epidemic started in New York in the early 1970s, definitively debunking the long-held belief that the virus was spread in the early 1980s by a flight attendant who became vilified as "Patient Zero" for seeding the US outbreak.
A series of strong earthquakes hit central Italy, striking fear among residents still rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties.
A water ride that killed four people at an Australian amusement park in one of the world's deadliest theme park accidents had completed an annual safety inspection less than a month ago, the park's owner said.
The British Government has backed a big expansion of London's Heathrow Airport, ending 25 years of indecision with an ambitious plan to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the EU.
Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three," because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia.
Efforts to close gender gaps in pay and workforce participation have slowed so dramatically that men and women may not reach economic equality for another 170 years, the World Economic Forum says.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has warned her supporters against complacency as opinion polls show her holding a clear lead over Republican rival Donald Trump.
Four people have died after an accident on a ride at Australia's biggest theme park.
When it comes to lying, practice makes perfect because the brain slowly adapts to ignore the emotions produced by deception, according to new research.
A man has been shot dead in broad daylight outside a home in Sydney's southwest.
A US-based scientist was killed in Antarctica when the snowmobile he was driving plunged into a crevasse, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) said in a statement on Monday.