Israel-Hamas fighting looks headed for escalation after US-led talks fail to reach truce.
Islamic State, the al-Qaeda offshoot that has seized large swathes of northern Iraq, has warned women to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment.
Black plumes of smoke marked shell blasts as Libya's powerful militas battle.
The head analyst of Norway's intelligence agency says a group is en route from Syria "to carry out an act of terror," and Norway is the target.
Australia has broken a promise to the world's poorest people by cutting its foreign aid spending, activist Sir Bob Geldof says.
Man, 80, who shot dead pregnant intruder claims she and her accomplice had stolen from him before.
The United States says Russia is launching artillery fire into Ukraine. | Ukraine PM quits
It's time to admit that prospect of a separate, viable Palestinian state is never going to happen. | No ceasefire yet
Incredible photos of crash of TransAsia plane into a Taiwanese neighbourhood have been released.
Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who escaped a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith.
Families of seven people lost in the Tasman when their yacht vanished have criticised New Zealand's search.