The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail, facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.
Canadian homicide detectives took the lead in investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, a day after relatives complained about the handling of the case.
Conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile's presidential election by a wider-than-forecast margin, pledging to jump-start economic growth and opt for more business-friendly policies than his centre-left predecessor.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has telephoned US President Donald Trump to thank him for a tip-off that helped prevent a terrorist bomb attack on a cathedral in St Petersburg, the Kremlin says.
A female British embassy worker has been found strangled near a highway outside Beirut, a Lebanese security source says.
Australia was six wickets of reclaiming the Ashes at the close of day four of the third test.
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka has announced that he is retiring from football.
The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities.
A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds grew into the third-largest in state history on Saturday as forced evacuations turned neighborhoods into ghost towns and ash fell in some areas...
Australian police said on Sunday they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in...
The Trump administration has reportedly told agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services to avoid using certain words or phrases in official documents being drafted for next year's budget.
A poll has found that 51% of Britons would now keep European Union membership while 41% want to leave the bloc, a near reversal of last year's referendum result.
Under pressure, undervalued and ultimately underestimated, recalled all-rounder Mitchell Marsh scored his maiden test century at the WACA to complete a rare family set of Ashes tons.
Manchester City soared above fog swirling round the Etihad Stadium to demolish Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 and leave the rest of the Premier League peering into the distance.
US President Donald Trump has defended a Republican tax-cut plan against Democratic charges that it favors the rich, saying it will be "one of the great Christmas gifts" for the middle class.
Australia's conservative coalition government regained its razor-thin parliamentary majority, a much-needed relief for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, whose leadership has been increasingly unpopular.
The billionaire founder of a Canadian pharmaceutical firm and his wife have been found dead in their Toronto home in "suspicious" circumstances, police say.
Harvey Weinstein has denied barring actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from working on the movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings or blacklisting them from further projects.
Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 next year, his office at Kensington Palace has confirmed.
Poverty and inequality rates in the US are alarming, poised to worsen under President Donald Trump and threatening the nation's democracy, a top UN official warns.