California's Governor has signed legislation widening the US state's legal definition of rape and mandate prison if the victim was unconscious, following the furor over a university sexual assault case.
The Rosetta spacecraft has ended its historic mission, crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent 12 years chasing.
A commuter train ploughed into a station in New Jersey at the height of rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people.
The United States is close to suspending talks with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
An officer who shot an unarmed black man pointing a vape smoking device had been at the scene for less than two minutes when he opened fire, a US police official says.
An unprecedented power outage across South Australia has sparked political calls for an inquiry into the power sector and questions over the state's reliance on renewable energy.
A North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea, the South's military says, making a rare crossing of one of the world's most heavily fortified borders amid heightened tension between the rival...
A second night of mostly peaceful protests over the fatal police shooting in Southern California of an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill climaxed as protesters confronted officers.
Technology giant Apple says it is moving its London headquarters to the landmark Battersea Power Station, a move hailed by the British government.
Fifteen people have been pulled out alive from a landslide that slammed into a village in China's eastern Zhejiang province after a typhoon but nearly 30 are still missing.
A teenager shot and wounded two children and a teacher at a school in South Carolina, before being taken into custody, police say.
A summit of South Asian leaders set for Islamabad may be called off as several countries have decided not to attend amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.
Scientists have successfully treated broken spines and skulls in animals using 3D-printed synthetic bone, opening the possibility of personalised implants for humans to fix dental, spinal other bone injuries.
Russian or Syrian warplanes have knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo, while ground forces intensified an assault in a battle the UN says has made the city worse than a slaughterhouse.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from a launcher brought into Ukraine from Russia and was in a village held by pro-Russian rebels, prosecutors say.
Indonesian rescuers have evacuated hundreds of tourists following a volcanic eruption and are searching for as many as 50 climbers.
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, Israel Radio said.
Patients who get tattoos to cover facial skin grafts and scars may feel happier with both their appearance and quality of life, a Dutch study suggests.
China shut schools and cancelled dozens of flights as Typhoon Megi made landfall in the southern province of Fujian with winds of close to 120kmh, the official Xinhua news agency said.
An explosion at a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx killed a battalion chief, the city's highest ranking fire official to die in the line of duty since the September 11, 2001 attacks, officials said.