More than 130 people have been killed in the magnitude 7.1 earthquake which struck central Mexico today.
A young man fleeing from gunmen tipped over a wheelie bin in a desperate bid to escape two attackers just seconds before he was shot dead on a Melbourne street.
US President Donald Trump has escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people.
Hurricane Maria killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after devastating the small island nation of Dominica.
A South African court will hear the state's appeal against the six-year murder sentence handed to Paralympian gold medallist Oscar Pistorius.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned all human rights violations, saying anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law, and feels deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in conflict.
A couple shot in a Melbourne nightclub while engaged in a sex act at a dress-up party have filed a lawsuit seeking damages.
The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, has strengthened into a rare Category 5 storm as it churns through the eastern Caribbean.
Swiss prosecutors are investigating after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by thousands of euros in high-denomination banknotes.
St. Louis police are investigating whether some of its officers chanted "Whose streets? Our streets" during protests by people upset over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a...
The federal government is facing fresh calls to introduce a sugar tax as part of a plan drawn up by a coalition of health and community groups which want urgent action to tackle Australia's obesity...
A British endurance cyclist has smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a bicycle, riding 18,000 miles (29,000km) in under 80 days.
Wild elephants have trampled to death two Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh after rampaging through a settlement where refugees were taking shelter.
A woman threw acid at four female American tourists at a train station in the French city of Marseille on Sunday, an attack police said they did not believe was terrorism-related.
North Korea's nuclear threat looms large this week over the annual gathering of world leaders at the UN in New York, where diplomats are eager to hear US President Donald Trump address the 193-member body for the first time.
Five Republican senators called on Friday for Washington to retaliate for an alleged sonic attack, inaudible to some human ears, on U.S. personnel in Cuba by expelling Cuban diplomats and possibly...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte taunted the head of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Saturday, asking if he was a paedophile because of his focus on the killing of teenagers in the...
Rock legends U2 and singer Ed Sheeran have cancelled concerts owing to violent demonstrations in St Louis.
Budget carrier Ryanair has announced plans to cancel between 40 and 50 flights per day until the end of October, what a bid to improve its ratio of on-time flights.
Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the departure lounge of the port of Dover on Saturday in what they said was a "very significant" step in the hunt for whoever planted a bomb on a London...