Thousands of women have turned out for a nationwide series of protests against US President Donald Trump marking the end of his first year in office.
Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled.
British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is engaged to long-time friend Cherry Seaborn, whom he first met at school at the age of 11.
Holidaymakers trapped by bushfire had to be rescued by boat from a national park south Sydney on Saturday.
A Sergio Aguero hat-trick ensured Manchester City got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United.
Novak Djokovic allayed fears over a muscle strain in his lower back after overpowering Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas to reach the Australian Open fourth round.
Roger Federer eased into the second week of the Australian Open for the 16th time after beating Richard Gasquet to remain on track for a 20th grand slam title.
At least two people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire at a hotel in the centre of Prague.
Manchester United kept up the chase at the top of the Premier League with a narrow win at Burnley, while Arsenal and Chelsea enjoyed comfortable victories.
Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office said on Friday.
The U.S. government officially shut down at midnight on Friday (Washington time) after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter...
A jury has found three people not guilty of criminal negligence causing death in connection with a train derailment that killed 47 in the town of Lac Megantic in Quebec.
The US military has put countering China and Russia at the centre of a new national defence strategy.
England's top order fired in unison to give them a four-wicket win in the second one-day international against Australia on Friday.
Pope Francis arrived in Peru, as President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appealed to the pontiff to help put the country back on track after a political crisis nearly ousted him from office a month ago.
Black-clad protesters in southern Athens have torn down a red sculpture shaped like an angel and broke its wings in a fresh act of violence against an artwork critics liken to Satan.
The California parents accused of imprisoning their 13 children in the family's squalid home had beaten, starved and chained them to their beds for years, taunting them with apple pie, a prosecutor says.
Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the US state of New Mexico, officials and his political party have said.
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic survived the Rod Laver Arena furnace to beat Gael Monfils and reach the third round of the Australian Open.
Michael Wolff's explosive behind-the-scenes book about US President Donald Trump, 'Fire and Fury,' is headed for television, Hollywood trade publications reported.