Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is to visit the Australian refugee detention centre in Nauru.
Schools which prohibit sex outside marriage are still faced with the rising furore over campus sex assaults.
Thousands flee Gaza Strip town ahead of Israeli strikes, in sixth day of offensive which has killed 160.
He planned to fly five commercial flights that day, then he was randomly breath tested at the airport.
A gunman who boasted he was going to be famous waited for police and fired 13 times into the attending car.
A 6.1-magnitude quake has struck off the coast of Chile.
Conservative small town rebels after mayor fires its openly gay chief of police.
As the world wonders where to fit everyone, some Pacific islands wonder if there'll be anyone left.
Prosecutors say Charles Black hit his wife on the head with a rock before pushing her off an 800-foot cliff.
Here's what happened in the world while you were sleeping:
Sunni worshippers who visit the mosque in this affluent area of Baghdad are not extremists.
Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time, part of a widening campaign against militant rocket fire.
Heavy fighting between militias with anti-aircraft guns and rocket propelled grenades have broken out near a Libyan airport.
A major water main break has led to a 10 metre sink hole on the Gold Coast Highway.
Most were men looking for work in NZ, but some families had dark secrets and now fear for their lives.
A rotting smell and a gecko tail sticking up was not what one mother expected to encounter in a new tin of formula.
Search underway on Victoria’s highest mountain for two snowboarders missing since Thursday.
North Korea launches two projectiles presumed to be ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea says.
Afghanistan rival presidential candidates have agreed to a full recount of votes cast in a run-off election marred by widespread fraud.
Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel has widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions.
A real British Army warrior has farewelled his soldiers with a striking solo haka.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will attend the World Cup final, with Vladimir Putin.
Teen survivor of a horrific family slaying quotes Albus Dumbledore as she thanks responders.
A kids' book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins has been deemed inappropriate by Singapore libraries.
Three men have been injured as thousands tested their bravery by dashing alongside six fighting bulls.
Ukrainian war planes have bombarded separatists along a broad front, inflicting huge losses.
A crude bomb exploded in India's northeast, wounding at least six, and authorities searched for four Muslim traders believed to be abducted.
Iraqi officials are airlifting some 4000 volunteers to an embattled city west of Baghdad to help bolster government forces locked in a running battle with Sunni militants.
Tracy Morgan suing US mega-retailer over crash that seriously injured him and killed his friend.
Palestinians discus a UN draft resolution that condemns all violence against civilians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Video of rescue workers in Syria pulling a baby girl from the rubble of a demolished building.
Germany's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country was inevitable.
Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba's struggling offshore oil exploration.
An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100.
Employees of stricken Fukushima nuclear plant move to higher ground after 6.8 earthquake.
Ronald Haskell wheeled out of courtroom after details of attack on his ex-wife's family were read aloud.
Terror advocate thanked God on Twitter when he arrived in the Middle East. But police actually found him on another continent.
US boy found in his basement after a 11-day search was abused by father and forced to rise before dawn for intense workouts.
Church of England says it has severed its ties with Britain's biggest payday lender Wonga.
At least four Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 12 wounded overnight in campaign against separatists.
Five-year-old boy who was swept out to sea by freak wave on NSW's Central Coast is yet to be found.
Israel strikes Gaza from air and sea, as Palestinian militants keep up rocket attacks on the state.
Asylum seeker trying to reach New Zealand told he had reached Australia when boat crash in Indonesia.
An ex-Aussie Football League manager who sent nude photos to a 13-year-old player will spend a year behind bars.
Drug mule caught at Auckland Airport with more than $650,000 of cocaine is jailed for five years.
A family of seven were tied up and shot after refusing to tell their captor where his ex-wife was.
It was a Nazi photographer's sly joke, but a Jewish family didn't always appreciate the irony.
Furious Angela Merkel tells the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country as spy drama escalates.
The prostitute charged over a Google executive's death googled how to get away with it. It has also emerged her boyfriend met a similar fate.
Terror plot to bomb the Eiffel Tower, Germany kicks out US spy, Top Gear in bad taste and football filth.