South Africa and the world is mourning the loss of revered former leader Nelson Mandela, who has died in Johannesburg at 95.
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Thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes as a severe storm batters large parts of the United Kingdom.
A suicide bomber and gunmen wearing army uniforms have attacked Yemen's Defence Ministry , killing 52 people and injuring 162 others.
Pope Francis has ordered the formation of a team of experts to address the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, in his first major step to tackle a crisis that has plagued it for two decades.
Senior government ministers in Australia say the car maker Holden has made the decision to leave the country as early as 2016.
Crowds of mourners have turned out in the Lebanese town of Baalbek for the funeral of a Hizbollah commander shot in the head at close range outside his home on Wednesday.
Australia has cancelled the passport of an ex-spy who was about to give evidence at an international court, claiming a $A40 billion oil and gas treaty was bedevilled by spying.
A Norman Rockwell painting was sold for $US46 million at auction in New York on Wednesday.
A French-led military operation to protect civilians in the Central African Republic is being launched after scores died in fresh sectarian fighting on Thursday.
Police in Mexico have found stolen radioactive material outside a truck that was carrying it in a rural area north of Mexico City.
Celebrity British chef Nigella Lawson has admitted taking cocaine, but denies having a drug problem or being an addict.
Production on Fast & Furious 7 is on hold since the death of movie actor Paul Walker in a car crash near Los Angeles on Saturday night.
The Australian Greens have secured a deal with the federal government to scrap the national debt ceiling.
Scientists have discovered why the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami was so much bigger than had been thought possible.
The three previous post-Soviet presidents of Ukraine have all given their support to protesters who are angry at the government's decision not to sign an association deal with the European Union.
The European Union has announced plans to tighten patrols of its sea borders and do more to help asylum-seekers.
Anti-government protests in Thailand have stopped in the lead-up to the king's 86th birthday.
Officials from the five Arctic states where polar bears live in the wild are beginning a three-day meeting in Moscow to discuss new measures to protect the species.