New York and federal authorities are investigating the meaning and origin of a graphic that has surfaced on the tnternet apparently threatening an al Qaeda attack on New York City.
A strong earthquake has struck southwest Mexico, shaking buildings as far away as the capital and prompting people to stream out of their offices onto the streets, though there were no reports of serious damage.
Syria has pledged to withdraw all military units from towns by April 10 to pave the way for a full ceasefire with rebels two days later, the spokesman for international mediator Kofi Annan says.
A Russian passenger plane with 43 people on board crashed in Siberia today, killing at least 16 people while 12 survivors were rescued, an emergency official said.
Many tasks can be tackled more quickly now than 50 years ago, but delivering a baby naturally it seems is not one of them, according to a US government study.
Mali's junta has yielded to the threat of sanctions, pledging to start handing power back to civilians before a midnight deadline, while in the north, separatist rebels seized the ancient trading post of Timbuktu.
Two late headers by Emmanuel Adebayor gave Tottenham Hotspur a 3-1 home win over promoted Swansea City to boost their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in parliament, her party said, after an historic by-election that is testing the country's nascent reform credentials and could persuade the West to end sanctions.
Beleaguered Rangers had something to cheer on Saturday, their 2-1 win at Motherwell meaning arch-rivals Celtic must wait to secure the Scottish Premier League title.
A week of fighting between rival tribes deep in Libya's south has killed 147 people, the government said on Saturday, but it said it had brokered a fresh ceasefire agreement between the two sides.
Malian rebels and government troops fought for control of the northern garrison town of Gao on Saturday as the insurgents sought to capitalise on widespread chaos after last week's military coup.
Manchester City have salvaged a point with two late goals to draw 3-3 with Sunderland but the result helped tip the balance in the Premier League title race in Manchester United's favour.
The largest lottery jackpot in history - totalling $US640 million ($NZ780m) - has at least one winner and officials are waiting to see if there are other winning tickets.
Syrian artillery hit parts of Homs city and at least 37 people were killed in clashes around Syria, opposition activists said, as peace envoy Kofi Annan told President Bashar al-Assad his forces must be first to cease fire and withdraw.
Euro zone finance ministers have agreed to increase their financial firewall to 700 billion euros to ward off a new flare-up of Europe's sovereign debt crisis, drawing a positive initial reaction from G20 partners and markets.
A Los Angeles judge lifted formal probation for Lindsay Lohan, and told her to grow up and stop nightclubbing as she was released from the official supervision over her life since 2007.
Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed a career-best match haul of 12 wickets to propel Sri Lanka to a 75-run victory in the first test as England slumped to their fourth defeat in a row.
An angry Rupert Murdoch has declared war against "enemies" who have accused his pay-TV operation of sabotaging its rivals, denouncing them as "toffs and right wingers" stuck in the last century.
An al Qaeda-inspired gunman who killed seven people in France before police besieging his home shot him dead has been buried in Toulouse where the violence occurred after its mayor dropped a refusal to permit the ceremony in the city.