Officials say the death toll in a road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on villagers travelling in the Philippines to celebrate Ramadan with their families has climbed to 23.
A former hospital worker has sued the hospital she worked at for emotional distress after a human-eating rat infestation.
A man charged with sending hundreds of hoax letters containing a mysterious white powder has been arrested in Texas by US law enforcement.
The only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip has been knocked out of commission by Israeli shelling, deputy director of the energy authority in the Palestinian territory says.
The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again, as a UN-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide.
29 July 2014, 12:40
A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police said Tuesday, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.
29 July 2014, 12:10
In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration has accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations.
29 July 2014, 11:33
Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesperson for Gaza's electricity distribution company says.
29 July 2014, 11:24
Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre", following the withdrawal of the country's ambassador in Israel.
29 July 2014, 10:46
Gaza militants who crossed into Israel via a tunnel killed five Israeli soldiers in a gun battle near the community of Nahal Oz close to the border with the Gaza Strip, the military says.
29 July 2014, 09:58
The EU is expected to take the plunge and impose tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, but the measures could hit its own struggling economy - especially should Moscow reply in kind.
29 July 2014, 09:33
Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8 000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures show.
29 July 2014, 09:01
The Libyan government is paying to defend alleged senior al-Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby against US terrorism charges, according to court filings.
29 July 2014, 08:33
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats have targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City, in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
29 July 2014, 08:02
Hillary Clinton says the US needs an 'orderly process' for thousands of unaccompanied migrant children.
29 July 2014, 07:40
France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants.
28 July 2014, 20:05
A number of people have gathered on a ferry near Samoa during a memorial service honouring the US teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.
28 July 2014, 17:59
The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN says, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1 100 lives.
28 July 2014, 15:56
The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.
28 July 2014, 14:52
A close associate of the man whose web of business holdings included a ferry that sank and killed more than 300 people in April has been arrested.
28 July 2014, 14:48
A mob in Pakistan has torched an Ahmadi Muslim neighbourhood killing a woman and two girls in a row over blasphemy, in the latest attack on one of the country's most persecuted groups.
28 July 2014, 13:43
Israeli tank fire has killed a four-year-old boy in the northern Gaza Strip, the first death since the two sides began observing an unofficial lull, Palestinian medics say.
28 July 2014, 13:27
Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.
28 July 2014, 12:50
Islamist militants in the Philippines have killed 18 people in revenge for their clan's support of government efforts to bring stability to the region, the military has warned of more bloodshed.
28 July 2014, 11:44
A father has been killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously injured while walking along a Florida beach after a small plane crash landed and struck them, authorities say.