Another beheading video

Beheading claim

Islamic State militants release a video showing the beheading of another US journalist.

Ebola threat grows

World's worst Ebola outbreak seen as threatening the stability of affected and neighbouring countries.

Three dead in shooting

A quiet south Kansas City cul-de-sac with many older residents was the scene of the city's worst multiple killing in more than two years.

US strike targets leader

Unknown if US air strike in Somalia targeting Islamist militant group al Shabaab leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, succeeds.

While you were sleeping

Islamic State beheads another journalist on film, scientists make fuel out of gut bacteria, and Piers Morgan quits CNN.

Abuse of twins alleged

The Australian father of surrogate twins from Thailand has reportedly been charged with abusing them.

Cat meows to save owner

 Move over Lassie, the new hero in town is Sally the cat who saved her owner from his burning home.

Kiwi connection in incest case

New Zealand outpaces Australia

Remembering a rare bird

She was once among billions. But Martha died alone, a victim of humanity's thoughtlessness.

Caracas 'railroading' figure

Venezuela's Leopoldo Lopez has been in military custody for more than six months, accused of inciting anti-government riots.

Air strike orders

Heroin death toll skyrockets

Divided over Ferguson killing

Many are convinced there was no justification for a police officer to kill Michael Brown. Many others are certain it was justifiable.

Boy's parents released

Spanish judge orders immediate release British parents for taking their seriously ill child out of hospital.

More Russian troops in Ukraine

Russian troops are strengthening their positions in eastern Ukraine and smuggling in arms to separatist forces, Kiev's military says.

Kiev hits Russian 'aggression'

Scots narrow the gap

Vow 'taken out of context'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly boasted that he could conquer Kiev in two weeks if he wanted.

Hamas' support grows

Popularity of Hamas militant group among Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza Strip spikes significantly.

Land grab provokes anger

Israeli appropriation of nearly 1000 acres of land prompts criticism from the US and protests from Palestinians.

Back to school after war

Two-month siege broken

Iraq and Syria: the situation in six maps

What are the forces at work in Iraq and Syria that have brought us to the current conflict?

Detained Americans seek help

Rare interviews with US media for detained Americans in North Korea may signal an attempt by Pyongyang to reopen a long-stalled dialogue.

Pakistan protests spread

Pakistan anti-government protesters storm the state TV building, taking station briefly off air.

Hong Kong braced for protests

China to control HK candidates

Airport bomb plot thwarted

Three men have been arrested after plotting to bomb Manila's international airport and a nearby mall.

Boko Haram captures town

Boko Haram has captured the Nigerian town of Bama, after a long battle left at least 59 dead.

Ebola threatens food security

The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa.

US expands African drone ops

Unrest after Lesotho 'coup'

Separate Ebola outbreak

The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31.

Fiji soldiers 'unharmed'

An al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebel group has this morning tweeted a picture of at least 38 of the 44 Fiji soldiers they are holding prisoner

PNG volcano quietens

PNG's volcano is spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appears to be subsiding.

Volcano erupts in PNG

Rights group probes video

Fiji prays for peacekeepers

Hundreds light candles and pray for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers seized in Syria.