Drone found near White House

The US Secret Service recovered a small drone known as a "quad copter" on the south east grounds of the White House early on Monday, but there was no immediate danger from the incident.

7:36 AM  Security scare as US Secret Service recovers a 60cm "quad copter" drone on the grounds of the White House.

US prepares for blizzard video

BRR: Snow covers a bike in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday. More snow is expected early this week.

7:14 AM  "Potentially historic blizzard" heading US northeast could dump nearly 1m of snow on New York city.

Deadly clash a 'misencounter'

Policemen load into a truck the body of their comrade after dozens of elite policemen were killed during a clash with a Muslim rebel group in Maguindanao Province.

The clash between Philippines police commandos and rebels that left dozens dead was a mistake, authorities say.

Obama in landmark visit

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during the playing of the US National Anthem before the start of an official Indian State Dinner for the Obamas at the presidential palace.

US president's trip to India trumpeted as chance for a robust partnership between world's two biggest democracies.

Greeks celebrate in the streets

VICTORY: Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza left-wing party, cheer during a victory rally outside Athens University Headquarters on Sunday.

After snap election victory, leftist leader vows an end to the "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors.

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Australia knights Prince Philip

AUSSIE HONOUR: The Queen would have signed off on Prince Philip being made a Knight of the Order of Australia.

Opposition ask if it's a hoax as the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, receives Australia's highest honour.

Prince Philip's notorious gaffes

He's Australia's newest knight - are Prince Philip's gaffes innocent or revealing of deep-seated prejudice?

Union figure leaves Australia to fight IS

Aussie stars plead for Bali nine pair video

americas

Obama's bid to protect wildlife

ARCTIC REFUGE: The area in question (not pictured) is a vital site for polar bears and the migratory Porcupine caribou herd, which raises young there.

Environmentalists welcome request to protect Arctic refuge, but opponents want to negotiate over whether oil and gas could be developed.

Google handed over emails

Google secretly gave the emails of WikiLeaks journalists to the US government.

SNOWED UNDER: A vehicle submerged in West Seneca, New York in an autumn blizzard in November. Residents are bracing for another massive dump.

More than 600 flights cancelled

An expected snow dump of up to one metre could be the biggest snowstorm New York City has ever faced.

europe

Recalling Dr Death

Marta Wise, an Israeli Holocaust survivor of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz

There are few people alive today who can recall the ominous grin of the notorious "Angel of Death," Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. Marta Wise is one of them.

Greeks celebrate in the streets

After snap election victory, leftist leader vows an end to the "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors.

Carol Nash-Hamilton.

Kiwi killed in avalanche

Carol Nash-Hamilton described as an "inspirational" and "powerful" female climber.

middle east

Japanese hostage 'beheaded' video

A screenshot of the video released by the so-called Islamic State's al-Furqan media arm on January 20. Haruna Yakawa can be seen on the left.

A new video apparently shows the body of a Japanese hostage beheaded by members of Islamic State.

Thousands protest Charlie Hebdo cartoon video

Thousands of Palestinians rally in the occupied West Bank to protest cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

SAHAR AND JAWAHER: They claim they are being held captive.

The King's 'jailed' princesses

World leaders have dropped everything to pay tribute to a "man of wisdom". But four of his 15 daughters aren't mourning the Saudi monarch's death.

asia

Malaysia Airlines' website defaced

A screenshot of the defaced Malaysia Airlines website.

Malaysia Airlines' website is commandeered by hackers who reference Islamic State and claim to be from the "Lizard Squad".

Australia knights Prince Philip

Opposition ask if it's a hoax as the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, receives Australia's highest honour.

Pope Francis waves from the steps of his aircraft as he leaves the Philippines on January 17. Massive crowds are reported to have prevented an assassination attempt by an Islamist sleeper cell.

Philippines police killed in shootout

More than 30 Philippines police officers have been killed trying to capture South-east Asia’s top Islamist terrorist.

africa

Egypt protests leave at least 15 dead

A lone woman crosses the entrance to Cairo's Tahrir Square, which was blocked by military vehicles and barbed wire on Sunday during the fourth anniversary of the 2011 Egyptian uprising.

At least 15 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Egypt on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

King Tut's mask 'can be saved'

Epoxy used to glue a beard back on to the burial mask of Egypt's King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask restored, expert says.

Boko Haram 'leader' claims attack on Nigerian town

Militants attack Nigerian city

Suspected Boko Haram militants have attacked Nigeria's major northeastern city of Maiduguri.

south pacific

South Pacific's first summer storm

rain storm umbrella

Summer's first South Pacific tropical cyclone – named Niko – has formed.

Volcanic eruption creates new island

Tonga’s continuous volcanic eruption has created a new island to add to the 176 it already has.

NO ENTRY: Fijian authorities have barred the cattle ship Polaris 2 from port.

Cattle ship barred by Fiji

Ship carrying thousands of dairy cows from Chile to China blocked from Suva after claiming to be low on food.

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Huge snowstorm nears US

"Potentially historic blizzard" heading US northeast could dump nearly 1m of snow on New York city.

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