Chris Christie goes live with Presidential campaign site ahead of announcement
Republican Chris Christie’s political team has gone live with a presidential campaign website days before he jumps into the 2016 race.
Miracle as mother and baby survive five days in the jungle after plane crash
A mother and her baby have been found alive in the Colombian jungle four days after their plane crashed - in what officials are calling a “miracle”.
Mexico finds tigers, baboons, camels abandoned by circus
Mexican authorities have confirmed they found six tigers, seven baboons, four camels and three dromedaries abandoned in cages without food, water or adequate...
One World Trade Center base jumpers face a year behind bars
Three men who staged a base jump from the top of One World Trade Center have been convicted of criminal charges over the stunt and face a year in jail.
Men ‘surfing’ on back of whale shark in video 'should be charged’
Conservationists have called for two men to be prosecuted after footage emerged of them 'surfing’ on the back of a rare whale shark.
Medium killed and tomb desecrated in wave of Brazil attacks on spiritualists
A well-known medium has been killed killed and the tomb of another was desecrated Friday in the latest wave of violence targeting spiritualists in several...
Charleston churches respond to shootings with grief, resolve and forgiveness
Almost a dozen churches and places of worship are within walking distance of Emanuel at the southern tip of the city, covering a variety of faiths and...
Charleston church shooter ‘confesses to killing 9 to spark race riots’
Dylann Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm in connection with the Charleston church shooting - and has also reportedly...
‘Too many times’: Obama makes gun control plea after church killings
Barack Obama has told Americans the time is approaching when they will have to face up to their country’s record on gun crime.
Prime suspect in ‘hate crime’ killing of 9 in Charleston is arrested
The man suspected of shooting nine worshippers dead at a church in South Carolina has been arrested, media reports say.
CCTV image shows prime suspect in ‘hate crime’ killing of 9 in Charleston
Police have released the first images of the suspect being hunted after nine people were killed in a mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Police launch manhunt as 9 killed in mass shooting ‘hate crime’ at U.S. church
Police have launched a manhunt after nine people were killed in a mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Haitians scramble as Dominican Republic readies to resume deportations
The head of the Dominican Republic’s immigration agency says the country is ready to resume deporting non-citizens without legal residency after...
Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data
Several U.S. officials say hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military...
Man and pet dog die of heat exhaustion after being locked in car for four hours
A man and his pet dog have died from apparent heat exhaustion after he became locked inside his dream car. James Rogers, 72, had stopped for coffee...
Guide dog jumps in front of bus to save owner from serious injury
A guide dog threw himself in front of a school bus to protect his blind owner and remained at her side as paramedics treated them, authorities have said. Figo...
Parts of White House, Capitol complex evacuated hours apart after bomb threats
The White House briefing room and parts of two U.S. Senate office buildings were briefly evacuated within hours of each other on Tuesday after separate...
Bush puts spotlight on better security ties with Europe
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush plans to call for deepening U.S. economic ties with its European allies during a speech in Germany.
Answers sought in NY ‘Shawshank Redemption’ style prison escape
Two murderers who escaped from a New York prison by cutting through steel walls and pipes remain on the loose as authorities investigate how the inmates...
Former Guantanamo inmate marries in Uruguay
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi looked out his apartment window Friday and smiled as he showed off his wedding ring to a handful...
Seventh candidate murdered in lead-up to elections in Mexico
Violence in the run-up to Mexico’s mid-term elections on 7 June has killed at least seven candidates and forced another 20 out of the race, battering...
U.S. says data on 4 million government staff hacked
Hackers breached the computer system of the U.S. government agency that collects personnel information for federal workers, compromising the data of about...
Lawyer for former Guatemalan dictator shot dead in capital
One of Guatemalan former dictator Efrain Rios Montt’s defense lawyers was gunned down in the country’s capital on Wednesday, authorities said,...
Canada’s dark history of ‘cultural genocide’ at residential schools
The Canadian government’s former policy of removing aboriginal children from their families and placing them in special schools amounted to “cultural...
US Congress curbs NSA surveillance; Obama signs into law
President Barack Obama signed into law landmark legislation ending the government’s bulk telephone data dragnet, significantly reversing American...
U.S. tightens airport security after screeners fail undercover tests
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he has ordered improved security at U.S.
Hawaii man dies after being impaled by swordfish
A fishing boat captain has died after being gored by a swordfish in a harbour in Hawaii.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son dies from brain cancer
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son Beau has died from brain cancer, aged 46.
Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought
The Pentagon said that the Army’s mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting...
Founder of Silk Road drug marketplace has been sentenced to life in prison
A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from...