Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of targets on Tuesday.
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels has killed dozens of civilians, soldiers and rebels.
Australian police seek two men accused of fighting in Iraq and Syria, after pair pose with severed heads online.
More than 300 young children and teenagers from Russia, China, Vietnam, Ireland and Tanzania are heading to summer camp...in North Korea.
It was a journey that started like so many others. It was never meant to end like this.
Two men have been charged with murder and sexual assault in connection with a carjacking that killed three children.
Texas-trained doctor says he is "terrified" of the disease progressing further.
Aircraft fire missile at house of Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh causing damage but no casualties.
Man who skipped town after being accused of molesting boy killed in a daytime shootout in New York.
Moscow has violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, according to the US government.
She finally came home after being missing for nine months. Her mother knew she hadn't run away.
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Texas man charged with sending hundreds of letters containing what what was believed to be anthrax.
US and Europe agree to impose wider sanctions on Russia in the wake of MH17 attack.
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Rioters burned down homes and killed a woman and her two granddaughters over rumours of Facebook blasphemy.
Three bullets remain lodged in James Meyers' flesh and bone; yet he is happy to be alive.
No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia.
After pointless questioning, amateur militants gave me a bizarre glimpse of their world.
California Governor Jerry Brown takes a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border.
In a rare show of defiance residents in an Iraqi city stood up to those wanting to erase their culture and heritage.
Major fire in Tripoli, the Gaza conflict rages on, a Hunger Games trailer is released and fist bumping gets the health tick.
International police team fail to reach crash site of Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day as clashes rage in nearby town.
Accused Kiwi was heading to meet unnamed fiancee - not preparing for Syrian civil war, prosecutors will argue.
Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster have described how they escaped the sinking ship.
Asylum seekers brought to the Australian mainland will seek compensation after being detained at sea for three weeks.
Abu Sayyaf gunmen opened fire on two vans, killing 18 people in a bloody attack in the Philippines.
Koala survives an hour clinging to the grille of a speeding car, suffering only a torn nail.
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Man killed and daughter seriously injured after a plane struck them when it crash landed in Florida.
Eight survivors were hospitalised after lightning hit a beachfront walkway in Los Angeles.
Two cousins locked in a "doomsday machine" try and fail to avoid a global catastrophe.
The world's deadliest Ebola outbreak is infecting health care workers and forcing nations to close border crossings.
'Spider-Man' was arrested after punching a cop who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
Satellite images appear to show blast mark from rockets launched from Russia into eastern Ukraine.
Sister of man killed in K2 avalanche organises global exhibition of paintings he never got to display.
In 10 seconds Oxfordshire lost its landmark - three massive cooling towers.
This is what happened around the world while you were sleeping:
The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister kidnapped during an attack by Boko Haram militants.
Pope Francis makes emotional plea for peace in an impromptu addition to his weekly Angelus.
Her slender wrists still red from the handcuffs, she stepped off the airplane on the 36th day of her journey.
A typhoon has killed 13 people in China and left thousands in need of basic living supplies.
Separatists in Ukraine have given international police access to the MH17 crash site.
Rockets fired from both sides despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war.
Data retrieved from the MH17 flight black box shows the plane was hit multiple times by shrapnel from a missile explosion.
Kiwi Christine Jensen Burke has become the first Australasian woman to conquer K2.
Unanswered questions about the downing of MH17 shows the limits of US intelligence gathering.
Family want answers after a Christian boy from Christchurch who converted to Islam was killed in Yemen.
The Malaysian PM will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to offer help identifying bodies.