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.
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.