Americas

A typhane or hurricoon?

A storm by any other name - Kilo as it straddles the International Dateline.

The clever little tropical storm that travels in time and changes its names.

Trump vs Bush on Instagram

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) heads to the stage behind fellow candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) for the start of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration.

WWE wrestling icon charged with murder

Jimmy Snuka wrestled in the 1970s and 1980s.

Retired wrestling legend Jimmy Snuka has been arrested and charged with murder over the death of a girlfriend 32 years ago.

'Hills: Gefilte fish'

A gefilte fish dish. Ingredients include ground fish, onions, breadcrumbs and eggs. It is both an object of culinary delight and a linchpin of Jewish shtick.

The real story behind Hillary Clinton's fishy email.

Kermit moves on from Miss Piggy

It's love across the laptop for Denise and Kermit.

Kermit the Frog has traded in his long-term love Miss Piggy for a younger model. Such a cliche.

The dumbest selfie ever?

Justin Clum "freaked out" when his girlfriend told him she'd found another lover.

Justin Clum's girlfriend told him she'd found someone better, so he went on an arson and selfie binge.

'American Dream' linked to mass shootings

A parishioner prays during a mass for killed journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward at Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta, Virginia last week.

It's not just gun culture that has led to all the mass shootings in the States, academic says.

Mum 'forgot' baby in trolley

Mum-of-four Cherish Peterson is facing charges of child endangerment.

Thousands of mums share their less-than-perfect parenting moments to show support for woman who left her son in a supermarket.

Obama predicts stark climate future

U.S. President Barack Obama is flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry as he delivers remarks to the GLACIER Conference at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska August 31, 2015. Obama set off for a three-day tour of Alaska on Monday, aiming to shine a spotlight on how the United States is being affected by warming temperatures and rising oceans. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

US President uses historic Alaska trip to push for urgent action on climate change.

Ex-Secret Service agent admits bitcoin theft

Undercover agent admits laundering bitcoin in investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road.

Former US agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft during Silk Road drug site probe.

150 Hillary Clinton emails 'classified'

Hillary Clinton now says her use of a home email server for government business was a mistake.

Latest State Department release includes 7000 pages of emails, 150 of which have been censored.

Gun buff's advice for grieving parents video

Collins Idehen, known as Colion Noir, hosts a show called Noir.

NRA advocate tells parents of slain reporter not to get "emotional" about gun control.

Hurricanes make weather history

Three hurricanes are seen near the Hawaiian islands in this NOAA GOES West satellite image.

Three powerful hurricanes churning near Hawaii at same time believed to be a meteorological first.

Drowned twins laid on bed

Mireya Alejandra Lopez told police she didn't want her sons growing up in a difficult life.

A US woman accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons told police she did it because nobody loved them or her.

Dad vows to end gun violence

Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Virginia, mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker.

OPINION: The father of journalist Alison Parker, who was gunned down on live TV, writes that he'll do "whatever it takes" to prevent future tragedies.

Highest US mountain gets new name

President Barack Obama will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over the peak's name.

Barack Obama aims to boost Native American relations by renaming Alaska's Mt McKinley.

After Katrina: Nebraska is nowhere

Troy Williams likes to keep the apartment cold as he sweats because of his cancer treatment. His daughter Taja plays a game on a tablet.

"Are you sure it wouldn't help to get some fresh air?" she asked. "You know there's nothing for me out there," he replied.

Year-long Mars isolation experiment

The dome which is home for the next 12 months for the team of six.

Nasa Mars isolation test sees six people spending 12 months inside a Hawaii dome together.

Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Oliver Wolf Sacks was born in 1933 in London, son of husband-and-wife physicians.

Famed neurologist and author of Awakenings dies after fight with rare cancer.

Burning Man takes sandstorm in stride

An aerial view during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 27, 2014.

Gusty winds swirled the fine desert dust into sandstorms during final preparations for Burning Man.

Lightning hits football field, several hurt

Lightning has reportedly injured several people in the US state of Idaho.

Lightning has reportedly struck during a high school football field in the US state of Idaho, injuring several people

Murder charge after cop shot

Deputy Darren Goforth was shot at point blank range while putting petrol in his patrol car in Houston.

A man is arrested after a Texas police officer was gunned down from behind while refuelling his patrol car.

Girl, 8, suffers from hourly seizures

Valentina Elizalde, 2, comforts her sister Grace as she goes through one of her hourly convulsions in the living room of their home in Monterrey, Mexico.

Grace's parents have tried everything - except marijuana oil. Their Government won't let them.

'Mystery safe' a hoax

The supposed contents of the safe.

A US couple renovating their home didn't actually find a hidden safe containing $78,000 and a treasure map.

Survivor recounts on-air TV shooting video

Alison Parker and Vicki Gardner

As Vester Flanagan crept up on their interview, Vicki Gardner was oblivious, blinded by the camera's light.

Bizarre explosion in Hollywood video

Firefighters run as a column of water, 15 metres high, explodes.

It looks like something from a movie - a column of water suddenly exploding into a fireball.

Congress urged to act on gun control

Debate over gun legislation has been a source of frustration for President Barak Obama.

White House issues a call tighten gun control laws after two journalists fatally shot during a live TV broadcast.

Sex-score student cleared of rape

While Owen Labrie has been cleared of rape, he still faces 11 years in jail for the charges he was found guilty of.

Teen who tried to sleep with as many girls as possible still faces 11 years in jail.

Just like Mars, but in Hawaii

A year will be a long time to spend in dome in barren part of Hawaii.

Nasa recruits to spend a year in dome in barren part of Hawaii to simulate life on Mars.

'Too many guns in America'

Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Virginia, mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker.

The father of a US journalist shot dead on air has resolved to fight for gun control.

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