Albinos whose body parts are prized by witch doctors are being attacked in rising numbers in Tanzania, with children who are still alive having their limbs chopped off, the top UN human rights official said.
Russian police detained one of the Bolshoi Ballet's top dancers over an acid attack that nearly blinded the troupe's artistic director and exposed fierce backstage rivalries at the famed theatre.
Venezuela's political and military leaders gathered at the presidential palace and supporters wept after the government said President Hugo Chavez suffered a serious setback in his battle against cancer.
A mystery man dressed as Batman demonstrated the same crime-fighting skills as the caped crusader when he handed over a suspect wanted for burglary in Britain.
Rory McIlroy has admitted he was wrong to withdraw from the Honda Classic last week, saying he now regretted his decision to stop playing.
A second sinkhole has appeared in the Tampa area, just miles from one that opened beneath a home last week and swallowed a man from his bed, though the latest one appeared not to pose immediate danger, police said.
The FBI has released decades-old files on late pop singer Whitney Houston, detailing letters from obsessed fans and an alleged extortion attempt investigated by the bureau.
Manchester City trimmed Manchester United's Premier League lead to 12 points after Carlos Tevez pounced to earn the champions a 1-0 victory at struggling Aston Villa.
An Australian mining services company has fired up to 15 workers who performed an underground version of the Harlem Shake and posted it online, in a second incident of the Internet dance craze sparking safety concerns.
Supermodel and television host Heidi Klum said on Monday that she will be a new judge on the popular summer TV talent show "American's Got Talent."
Bulls hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has been exonerated by a SANZAR judicial hearing after being cited for dangerous contact in his side's 36-26 Super Rugby victory over the Western Force on Saturday.
Manchester United's Phil Jones will miss the Champions League last 16 second leg at home to Real Madrid after failing to recover from an ankle injury, manager Alex Ferguson said on the eve of Tuesday's match.
British detectives are investigating whether a violin recovered during a police operation in Bulgaria is a 1.2 million pound Stradivarius stolen from a London train station more than two years ago.
The remarkable case of a baby being cured of HIV infection in the United States using readily available drugs has raised new hope for eradicating the infection in infants worldwide, but scientists say it will take a lot more research and much more sensitive diagnostics before this hope becomes a reality.
A smiling and apparently fit Queen Elizabeth has left hospital a day after she was admitted with symptoms of gastroenteritis.
Australia back Kurtley Beale has been ruled out for up to a month after fracturing his left hand, his Super Rugby team Melbourne Rebels says.
American Michael Thompson has kept his head in gusty winds to win the Honda Classic by two shots from Australian Geoff Ogilvy.
Algerian al Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, reported killed by Chadian troops, is alive, a monitoring service that tracks online militant forums has reported a contributor as saying.
Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star known more for his body piercings and tattoos than international diplomacy skills, has returned from North Korea with a message from its leader Kim Jong-un for President Barack Obama - "call me".
A Roman Catholic cardinal who resigned as head of the church in Scotland has apologised for sexual conduct which he said had "fallen below the standards expected of me".