Scores of firefighters battled a huge blaze at a recycling plant in the western suburbs of Sydney today.
The German Economics Ministry want to create a database making it easier to block fraudulent companies from receiving federal, state and local government contracts.
Muslim Americans have helped raise more than $91,000 to repair vandalised headstones at a Jewish cemetery.
A Bavarian maker of Donald Trump-style wigs says her factory has been overwhelmed by demand for the US president's blonde coiffure from Germans for carnival celebrations.
More than $US4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says.
US President Donald Trump's administration has revoked landmark guidance issued to public schools in defence of transgender student rights, reversing course on a signature initiative of former...
Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, raising the prospect of life.
Homicides in Mexico increased by more than a third, fuelled by violence after an internal split in the Sinaloa drug cartel.
A runaway bull led New York City police on a wild chase after escaping from a slaughterhouse.
Mexico apologised to three indigenous women who spent over three years in prison after being falsely accused of kidnapping seven police officers.
The southern German state will ban the full-face veil in schools, universities, government workplaces and polling stations.
Trump's administration will leave protections in place for immigrants who entered the US illegally as children, official guidelines say.
The government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on parts of central Nigeria, after clashes killed at least 14 in the region.
Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, exceeding 90 years in some places, a large international study says.
Essendon airport in Melbourne is unlikely to be closed after a deadly plane crash, but Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says it will be made safer.
Canadian border authorities have created a temporary refugee centre to process a growing number of asylum seekers crossing from the United States.
Former teen idol David Cassidy says he is suffering from dementia, a day after performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared to fall off stage.
The arrival of a thank you card from Kensington Palace is bound to excite any royal fan, but they may find themselves a little disappointed with their missive from William and Kate.
Catastrophic engine failure just after take-off may have caused a charter plane carrying five people to crash into a Melbourne direct factory outlet and explode, police believe.
Colombian authorities suspect Marxist ELN rebels are behind a bomb attack near Bogota's bullring.