Afghanistan's parliament fails to pass a law banning violence against women in a blow to women's rights.
North Korea fires three short- range guided missiles, shattering a period of tentative diplomacy.
Officials are amazed there were no fatalities when two rush-hour trains collided in the US.
An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of a 40 kg rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, Nasa scientists have revealed.
Man who assaulted 70-year-old woman more than 20 years ago sentenced to three years in jail.
At least 60 people injured, three critically, after two trains crash on a commuter line in Connecticut.
Man arrested after firing a starting pistol, sending actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil running for cover.
A graphic video allegedly showing a Syrian rebel cutting out the heart of a dead pro-government fighter and biting into it has sparked outrage.
Hero of dramatic Himalaya rescue recounts events after returning to New Zealand.
Three killed and an unknown number feared trapped after a four-storey building under construction collapsed in Rwanda.
A video of a tourist charging toward an elephant has caused many to marvel at his stupidity.
A spike in Air Pacific freight into Hong Kong from Fiji was not "pineapples or electronics".
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