Black officer helps white supremacist suffering from heat at KKK rally
White-supremacist groups and African-American demonstrators clashed in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, resulting in at least five arrests and seven people...
Fifth victim of Tennessee shooting dies as investigation continues
A sailor has died from wounds sustained in an attack on military buildings in Chattanooga, Tennessee, two days ago, the U.S.
U.S. Marines name victims of Tennessee shooting as investigation continues
The Marine Corps on Friday identified three sergeants and a corporal who were slain in Chattanooga, Tenn., when a gunman opened fire on a Navy Reserve...
Former U.S President George H.W Bush, breaks bone in neck during fall
George H.W. Bush, the oldest living former U.S. president, fell at his summer home on Wednesday and broke a bone in his neck but was doing OK, a spokesman...
Alaska Boy Scout rescued after massive boulder pins his legs
A team of Alaska medics and firefighters rescued a Boy Scout whose legs had been pinned under a 3,000-pound (1,361-kg) boulder that rolled onto him at...
Jaws-dropping: Sunbathers to the rescue as great white shark is stranded on beach
Beachgoers helped a great white shark which got stranded on a beach stay alive until rescuers arrived to drag it back into the water.
Whoops! Trump campaign mistakenly tweets star-spangled Nazis
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday inadvertently tweeted a promotional photo featuring what appeared to be Nazi...
Prison boss sacked after ‘inside job’ springs Mexico drugs lord El Chapo
The boss of a maximum security prison has been sacked amid claims one of Mexico’s most feared drug lords had inside help escaping jail.
Boy Scouts America puts end to blanket ban on gay scout leaders
The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization’s blanket ban on gay adult...
Stay united in fight for change, Pope tells Paraguay slum dwellers
Pope Francis, wrapping up his three-country tour of South America, on Sunday urged people living in a flood-prone shantytown in Paraguay to stay united...
Pope wraps up tour of South America with visit to Paraguay slum
Pope Francis put into practice his insistence that the world’s poor not be left on the margins of society by visiting a flood-prone slum outside...
Drugs baron ‘Chapo’ Guzman escapes from prison through mile-long tunnel
Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped through a 1.5km (1 mile) tunnel that opened into the shower area of his cell, it emerged Sunday.
Mexican kingpin ‘Chapo’ Guzman escapes prison for second time
Mexico's most notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped from a high security prison, officials said on Sunday, the second...
High-ranking Vatican official ‘taken ill’ hours before start of child abuse trial
A former papal diplomat charged with the sexual abuse of boys has been admitted to hospital hours ahead of his trial at the Vatican. Jozef Wesolowski...
FBI: Background check flaws allowed Charleston shooting suspect to buy gun
The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI Director James...
Monumental changes: Obama looks to preserve more U.S. national treasures
Mammoth bones, prehistoric rock carvings and more than a million acres of wilderness will be protected as part of three new national monuments that U.S.
US personnel office: More than 25 million records affected by hacking
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management said on Thursday that hackers had stolen sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, of about 21.5...
Student who survived Berkeley balcony plunge wakes up from her coma
A student seriously injured after a balcony collapsed while she celebrated her 21st birthday in the United States has started to wake from a coma.
Pope takes message to defend poor, environment to Bolivia
Pope Francis headed to Bolivia on Wednesday, ready to share his message in defense of the poor and the environment on the second leg of a three-nation...
U.S. Army ‘to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over next two years’
The U.S. Army is reportedly planning to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years.
Reports gun used in San Franciso pier slaying belonged to federal agent
The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the...
Mystery as BMX ‘Godfather’ Scot Breithaupt is found dead in a tent
BMX bike racing pioneer Scot Alexander Breithaupt has been found dead, aged 57. Police officers responded to reports of a body near a shopping centre in...
Pope poses for selifes with altar boys in Ecuador as 1m wait to hear him
Altar boys took selfie photos with Pope Francis upon his arrival in Guayaquil, a port city in Ecuador where the pope plans to celebrate Mass with up to...
Man dies after launching fireworks from his head during Fourth of July celebrations
A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the U.S. Fourth of July holiday, tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly.
NY prison escapee David Sweat back behind bars after a week in hospital
After spending three weeks on the run and one in the hospital, escaped prisoner David Sweat is back in a maximum security prison.
Pope Francis reaches out to the poorest on return to continent of his birth
The first Latin American pope returns to the continent of his birth for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region’s...
Leaping sturgeon kills boat trip girl, 5, and injures her mother and brother
A girl of five has been killed by a sturgeon which leaped onto her boat in Florida.
Friends reunited! Judge meets old school friend… in the dock
A burglary suspect broke down in tears in the dock when the judge recognised him as a former schoolmate and said he had been the “best kid”...
Play Misty for me: Black dancer makes U.S. ballet company history
Misty Copeland has made history in the U.S. after becoming the first African-American to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
Play Misty for me: Black dancer makes US ballet company history
Misty Copeland has made history in the US after becoming the first African-American to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.