New Zealand's popular Prime Minister John Key has stunned the nation when he announced he was resigning after eight years as leader.
US president-elect Donald Trump has fired a Twitter broadside at China, accusing the Asian giant of currency manipulation and military expansionism in the South China Sea.
Photographs which show women with their heads bowed as they wait their turn to be punished for having unmarried sex in Banda Aceh, Indonesia have just been released.
President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on US companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans
Foreign policy experts have said Russian President Vladimir Putin probably has self-serving motives in interfering in US politics.
02 December 2016, 16:08
Six people including an 8-day-old baby were killed when their home was washed away by heavy rains in the southern Colombian city of Cali.
02 December 2016, 14:42
Donald Trump pledged at his first post-election victory rally to heal America's deep wounds, saying the country had no choice but to come together and reject bigotry.
02 December 2016, 13:22
Chinese authorities say 18 people have died and two more are in hospital after a passenger bus plunged into a lake in the central province of Hubei.
02 December 2016, 13:21
US president-Elect says he will appoint a retired general renowned for his tough talk as defence secretary.
01 December 2016, 16:51
Nearly 10 000 civilians have fled battered eastern Aleppo towards government-held districts and the Kurdish-controlled neighbourhood of Sheikh Maksoud, a monitoring group said.
01 December 2016, 12:13
Manila police have detonated a suspected bomb found in a trash bin just a few meters from the US Embassy.
01 December 2016, 11:05
Francois Fillon won France's first-ever conservative presidential primary after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism.
29 November 2016, 20:30
Authorities in northern Mexico say a drug dispute may have been the motive in a shooting attack on a baby shower that killed two children and an adult.
28 November 2016, 15:02
Nightclubs have closed, baseball games have been suspended and booze has been banned as Cuba prepares to send off revolutionary leader Fidel Castro with days of tributes and a cross-country funeral procession.
28 November 2016, 14:08
Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims of serious US voter fraud and said "millions of people" had cast their ballots illegally, offering no evidence for the assertions he put forth on Twitter.
28 November 2016, 12:02
German police have arrested a Syrian man on suspicion he was planning to carry out an attack after discovering that he had obtained material which could be used to build weapons or bombs.
28 November 2016, 11:03
Angry migrants set fire to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Thursday after a woman and her child died following a gas cylinder explosion, local police said.
26 November 2016, 08:06
Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90
25 November 2016, 16:03
Gunmen have kidnapped six police officers in northern Mexico, sparking a massive manhunt involving troops, officials said.
25 November 2016, 15:15
Breaking with tradition, Melania Trump is set to be a long-distance first lady.
25 November 2016, 14:03
To make sure that a cyberattack didn't change the vote totals in three battleground states, election lawyers and data experts are asking the Hillary Clinton campaign to call for a recount.
25 November 2016, 13:50
The organisers of a rally of vintage planes flying across Africa say a pilot has gone missing while flying a 1943 Piper Cub.
25 November 2016, 12:35
An Australian woman has been convicted of animal cruelty after 14 dead cats were found in her home, some of which had resorted to eating each other.
25 November 2016, 11:16
Costa Rica declared a national emergency hours before a Caribbean hurricane that was expected to rip into it and neighbouring Nicaragua.
24 November 2016, 17:39
At least 40 people have been killed and others are reportedly trapped in a scaffolding collapse at a construction site in eastern China.