A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police said.
A woman armed with a handgun pointed it at employees at a boutique owned by reality TV stars the Kardashians in the Los Angeles area and later came back brandishing a machete, according to police and media.
Rescuers swarmed in a frantic search for survivors two days after the deadly Mexico earthquake, focusing on collapsed buildings where people may still be alive.
North Korea has raised the possibility of testing a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific as a war of words with the United States continues to escalate.
Federal Liberal and Labor MPs have lined up to condemn a same-sex marriage supporter who allegedly headbutted former prime minister Tony Abbott in Hobart.
Hurricane Maria caused flooding in the Dominican Republic as it brushed past the country causing widespread damage across Puerto Rico and St. Croix.
US President Donald Trump has ordered new sanctions that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea.
A man who worked as a baggage handler at Singapore's Changi Airport swapped tags on hundreds of bags, sending the luggage to the wrong destinations.
A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Vanuatu's Erromango island in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.
Rescuers laboured for a second night amid the rubble to save possible survivors of Mexico's most lethal earthquake in a generation, as the death toll exceeded 230.
Hurricane Maria has rampaged across Puerto Rico causing major flooding, damaging homes and knocking out power to the whole island.
Desperate parents and rescue workers are searching for children and others feared buried after a strong quake rocked Mexico City and surrounding states.
A convicted drug dealer was sentenced to 11 years in prison in the death of a Hollywood studio executive whose remains were found buried in the California desert more than two years after he disappeared in 2012.
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.