Gunman in custody, three killed video

Police handcuff a man in Colorado Springs who apparently held a Planned Parenthood clinic hostage and engaged in a shootout with police.

A gunman who killed three people and injured nine others in Colorado Springs has been apprehended.

Quake hits Chilean coast

September: A homeless man walks with national flag as local residents clean their home of the debris left by the tsunami that ensued an 8.3 quake that left 12 people dead in Chile.

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the northern coast of Chile

Child gunned down in US

The Saint Sabina church and other area churches offer a reward at the site where Tyshawn Lee, 9, was fatally shot in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood on Monday.

Chicago police have announced an arrest over a nine-year-old boy who was lured into an alley and shot dead, apparently in retaliation against his father who had gang ties.

Woman accused of selling her baby on Facebook

A young mother is accused of selling her baby for NZ$380.

Bolivian officials lay human trafficking charges over the buying and selling of a baby.

Trump denies mocking reporter

Donald Trump has denied ridiculing a New York Times reporter and accused the reporter of "using his disability to grandstand".

Donald Trump says he didn't ridicule a reporter with a disability and he wants an apology.

Obama saves another turkey

US President Barack Obama with Cheese the turkey.

This year marks the seventh time Barack Obama has used his presidential powers to pardon a turkey.

White House fence-jumper arrested video

The White House was on lockdown on Thursday after a person jumped the fence and was immediately caught. Mana Rabiee reports.

Man faces criminal charges after jumping a fence and triggering a lockdown at the White House.

Thanksgiving ads make turkeys video

More advertisers recognise how Thanksgiving can serve as a launchpad into the Christmas shopping season.

Big brands can hit the wrong note on Thanksgiving - a subtler holiday in the US than Christmas.

Huge crowd amid tight security video

New York Police Department officers stand watch from a building as a float of the Pillsbury Doughboy proceeds high above spectators along 6th Ave.

Spectators packed Manhattan sidewalks to watch the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Trump under fire, again

A campaign official speaking on background said Trump was "not aware of any condition and was not mocking his physical appearance in any way".

Donald Trump is in the firing line again after allegedly mocking a disabled reporter on stage.

Facebook killer found guilty

Derek Medina claimed he suffered years of abuse.

Derek Medina killed his wife in South Miami, then posted a picture of her dead body on Facebook.

Obama pardons turkeys video

US president Obama pardons one of the turkeys at the White House.

US president Barack Obama cracks jokes and pardons turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving.

Man stole human brains

David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property and burglary in a Marion County court.

Six jars of brain material were sold for for US$600 on eBay, a court heard.

Proud to be 'politically incorrect'

The 'un-PC' sign welcoming visitors to Harris County, Georgia.

Georgia sheriff personally pays for large sign to declare his town's attitude.

Chch woman home after Texas crash

Graham Purkis, right, is thrilled to have his daughter Cara-Joy Purkis, left, home in Christchurch after she was seriously injured in a crash in Texas.

US crash victim Cara-Joy Purkis back home in Christchurch to recover with family.

Teen shooting video 'distorts images' video

Laquan McDonald walks on a road before he was shot 16 times by police officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago, in this still image taken from a police vehicle dash camera video.

Police officer who fired shot now "fears for his life", his lawyer says.

'One of the greatest American heroes'

Hugh Montgomery, 91, at his home with the Nazi SS flag which was flying over Buchenwald concentration camp during WWII.

He jumped into Normandy, ran spies in Moscow, and has now retired at 90

Rio Olympics visa-free despite terror fears

Travellers won't need to get a visa to fly to Rio de Janeiro for next year's Olympics.

Travellers to the Rio 2016 Olympics won't need a visa, under law change approved in spite of Paris attacks.

Trump: I predicted terrorism

Donald Trump told the crowd he predicted the threat of Osama bin Laden.

Donald Trump believes he has the ability to properly predict world events, including terrorism

Facebook photo killing case nears end

Derek Medina claims he suffered years of abuse.

Derek Medina claims years of abuse from his wife forced him to kill her, and post a picture of her dead body on Facebook.

Seven charged over church death

Deborah Leonard arrives in court.

Lucas Leonard was beaten to death in October for over 10 hours during a counselling session in upstate New York.

Map shows safest place to travel

A map shows the only safe place in the world to travel for American's is America.

The US State department has published a map advising its citizens of the safest places to travel.

Two quakes hit Amazon in Peru

Two earthquakes have hit the Amazon in Peru.

Two 7.6 earthquakes struck the Peruvian-Brazilian border within minutes.

Attacks boost weaponmakers

Britain will take all 138 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters initially ordered and triple the pace of deliveries to 2023.

The effort to defeat Islamic State will mean a US$50 million windfall for Europe's defence industry.

Video of cop shooting teen released video

Laquan McDonald walks on a road before he was shot 16 times by police officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago, in this still image taken from a police vehicle dash camera video.

A white Chicago officer has been charged with murdering a black teenager.

Baby left in nativity scene

The newborn baby which was found in the manger of a New York church

Church custodian discovered the four-hour-old boy in a manger.

Coke funded anti-obesity group

Coca Cola

A non-profit group founded to combat obesity denies money received from Coke affected its work.

Arrests after Black Lives Matter shootings

A police officer talks with demonstrators in front of a north Minneapolis police precinct during a protest in response to the death of Jamar Clark by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Two held after bullets fired into a crowd demonstrating outside a US police station.

Mafia insider: 'Isis is afraid of us'

Giovanni Gambino says Isis "fears the Sicilian Mafia".

Kingpin's son says the mob will keep New Yorkers safe from Islamic State terrorism.

Canada plan revives concerns

Just 50km of the 800kms of the USA-Canada border is properly secure, according to a 2011 report.

Porous US-Canada border in spotlight as Canada prepares to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees.

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