Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says scheduled four-way talks on the Ukraine crisis must not fail, warning of "the threat of more dead and injured".
A New Zealander with terrorism links was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen last year, PM John Key says, with Canberra confirming that an Australian was also killed in the attack.
The cause of a ferry disaster, which resulted in scores of people reported missing, is still not clear. Most of those on board were children and their teachers.
Syrian troops and pro-regime militiamen have fought their way into rebel-held neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs after besieging them for nearly two years.
A leading Australian politician has resigned after admitting to a "massive memory fail" when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth Aus$3 000.
16 April 2014, 14:01
A mini-submarine making its second dive in the hunt for Malaysian jet MH370 has encountered a "technical difficulty" and resurfaced, officials say, after the first mission also aborted.
16 April 2014, 14:01
A white supremacist, charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites, has been brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair to make his first court appearance.
16 April 2014, 13:03
South Korean officials say as many as 295 people are still missing after a ferry carrying 477 passengers and crew capsized off the south coast.
16 April 2014, 12:54
A University of Calgary student has been charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party, the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city’s history, police say.
16 April 2014, 11:51
Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be US anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country's civil war.
16 April 2014, 11:47
A federal magistrate has ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.
16 April 2014, 09:54
US police have detonated two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon and arrested a suspect on the anniversary of last year's deadly bombings, media reports.
16 April 2014, 09:38
Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers have scrambled to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.
16 April 2014, 09:19
The suspect in the killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City, has been charged with capital murder and first-degree premeditated murder.
16 April 2014, 08:42
Uruguay president has declared $322 883 in wealth: flower farm, bank account and 2 VW Beetles.
16 April 2014, 07:41
France's ambassador says the members of the UN Security Council fell silent after viewing a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims.
16 April 2014, 07:59
The owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1 135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges, police say.
15 April 2014, 21:28
Indian election officials have seized a record $36 million dollars of cash concealed in cars, private planes and even ambulances that they say was destined to buy off voters.
15 April 2014, 20:29
A UN human rights report on Ukraine has pointed out many violations that led to the Maidan protests in Ukraine.
15 April 2014, 19:37
A leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group has urged the military to take precautions after a clash in which 20 people were killed, exposing the fragile nature of a landmark peace accord.
15 April 2014, 18:20
A Judge who ordered Ohio officials to recognize out-of-state gay marriages is considering a stay of his decision pending appeal.
15 April 2014, 17:23
India's Maoist rebels have issued a public apology after a deadly weekend landmine attack on a bus carrying election officials, calling it a "big mistake".
15 April 2014, 16:10
India's highest court recognised the existence of a third gender that is neither male nor female, in a landmark judgement hailed by transgender people.
15 April 2014, 16:10
One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the north-eastern US city will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the attack.
15 April 2014, 15:01
Over the past 10 days, more than a dozen government offices in eastern Ukraine have been taken over by pro-Russian forces, with most of the seizures following the same pattern.