Libyan authorities have made four arrests in the investigation into the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in which the US ambassador and three embassy staff were killed, the deputy interior minister says.
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An overnight wind storm with gusts of over 160kmh at high elevations knocked out power to at least half of Alaska's largest city in the biggest outage in Anchorage's centre in decades.
Angry villagers in Guatemala have killed a man by setting fire to him after he hacked two children to death with a machete in a school.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been named the "World's Best Dressed Woman" of 2012 by People magazine, wowing the celebrity magazine with a simple elegant style that avoids some of fashion's quirkier trends.
Iran will hold presidential elections on June 14 next year, the Interior Ministry said today, the first such vote since a violent crackdown on protests over Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed 2009 re-election.
Archaeologists searching for the body of England's King Richard III under a city centre parking lot say they have found remains which could be those of the monarch depicted by Shakespeare as an evil, deformed, child-murdering monster.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says he is "profoundly sorry" for failures and cover-ups in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster in which 96 spectators died after a crowd crush in the stadium.
Bob Dylan has angrily responded to charges he plagiarised some of his lyrics, calling critics "wussies and pussies" and saying musical appropriation is "part of the folk tradition."
Apple Inc has taken the wraps off its fastest, thinnest iPhone, packing a much larger screen and 4G capability on the fifth version of the smartphone that helped it become the world's most valuable corporation.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says three Pussy Riot punk band members should be freed from prison following their conviction last month for a profanity-laced protest against Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral.
Investigations into a quadruple murder in the French Alps last week are focusing on one of the victim's Iraqi connections, his work as an engineer and a mooted family feud, but solving the case may take years, a French prosecutor says.
Islamist suicide bombers attacked the hotel where Somalia's president was giving a news conference, killing eight people and sending reporters diving for cover.
An Alaska fisherman who survived for a day floating on frigid ocean waters in a plastic fish crate after his boat sank and said he kept up his spirits by singing.
Chinese authorities and media remain silent on the whereabouts of Vice President Xi Jinping, with rumours and speculation spreading over why Beijing was not more forthcoming on the health of its president-in-waiting.
Fires have swept through two factories in Pakistan, one in the city of Karachi and the other in Lahore, killing at least 105 people.
Police have cleared a few remaining Occupy Hong Kong protesters from an open-air plaza beneath HSBC's Asian headquarters, nearly a year after the anti-capitalists pitched their tents in the heart of Hong Kong's financial district.
Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi has been sentenced to death for murder charges in a ruling likely to further stoke sectarian tensions after a bloody day of bombings that killed at least 80 across the country.
Andy Murray has fought off Novak Djokovic to win an epic US Open final and become the first British man in 76 years to win a grand slam singles title.
President Barack Obama regained some footing and overtook his Republican rival Mitt Romney in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released today, a day after the end of the Democratic convention.