Madonna has launched a fundraiser to support her work with children in Malawi to mark her 60th birthday.
Italian rescuers searched for survivors among towering slabs of concrete wreckage in Genoa after a bridge collapse killed 39 people and sparked a furious government reaction against the viaduct's operator.
The second of two nurses involved in a baby vaccination tragedy in Samoa has been charged with manslaughter.
Yemen's three-year war has taken a heavy toll on Sanaa's historic Old City, a dense warren of mosques, bath houses and 6000 mud brick houses, which date from before the 11th century.
Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months - the latest country to respond to China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash this year.
More than 40 people are dead and tens of thousands stranded after the worst floods in nearly a century hit the Indian tourist state of Kerala.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has avoided a potentially divisive stoush on the right of the ACT and Northern Territory to make euthanasia laws after the Senate voted against it.
At least 22 primary school children drowned when a boat carrying more than 40 people sank while crossing the Nile in northern Sudan.
A second nurse in Samoa has been arrested and charged with manslaughter over the death of two babies following their MMR vaccines.
Rescuers have scoured the wreckage of Italy's bridge collapse as the death toll climbed to 39 and the government blamed the bridge's private owner, demanding resignations.
Police have searched three addresses in central England as part of an investigation into what they said appeared to be a terrorist attack outside parliament in London.
US President Donald Trump is taking legal action against ex-White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and has called her a "dog" in one of his tweets.
Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period, the state's attorney general says.
Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has no regrets and won't apologise after calling for a "final solution" to immigration in his widely-criticised maiden speech.
Counter-terrorism police are leading an investigation into an incident outside Britain's Houses of Parliament where a car collided with security barriers and a man was arrested.
Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who has fallen gravely ill, has been visited by singer Stevie Wonder, US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and ex-husband Glynn Turman.
A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris is provoking uproar from locals.
The most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse has been spared jail, instead ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home.
A man died after crashing a plane into his own home in the US state of Utah, just hours after he was arrested for domestic violence.