It is an odd tradition, to be sure. Every year, on the eve of Thanksgiving, the president of the United States "pardons" a turkey at the White House.
Researchers are one step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with an initial trial showing promising results, but it will be months before it can be used in the field.
Cleveland police have released security camera footage showing the moment 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a policeman on Saturday.
The skeleton of an Ice Age woolly mammoth has been sold at auction in West Sussex for £189,000.
A new report has found one in every 30 children in the United States is now homeless. In Oklahoma City, that number may be even higher.
A fire at a Chinese coal mine has killed 26 workers the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.
A wildlife park in the Netherlands is celebrating the rare birth of polar bear triplets.
Residents of the US town of Ferguson have said they hope racially-charged violence sparked by the Michael Brown case will abate, but nationwide protests suggest anger is still simmering.
Soldiers have been deployed in Ferguson as protests continue after a grand jury chose not to charge a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teen.
Missouri officials are increasing police presence and vowing a swift response to further violence, as Michael Brown's family denounced the "broken" justice system that failed to indict his killer.
As part of our special series celebrating a quarter century of 3 News, here's a look back at the work of our international correspondents.
Violent riots and protests in Ferguson have left a trail of destruction through the Missouri town, with several news crews coming under fire.
Sleep-deprived military personnel in the US have been involved in new electrical brain stimulation experiments to help boost their vigilance.
A parliamentary report into the murder by Muslim extremists of a British soldier in London last year points to intelligence failures but says the security services could not have prevented the attack.
Pope Francis has slammed "state terrorism" that "kills the innocent at the same time as terrorists", just hours after he took a swipe at the "haggard" state of Europe.
Ferguson has awoken to destruction after a night of rioting triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white policeman for the death of a teenage black suspect.
Protesters have taken to New York streets after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teenager.
Riots have broken out in the US after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.
Australian test cricketer Phil Hughes is in a critical condition after being struck during a match in Sydney.
Violent protests have erupted in the US town of Ferguson after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.
The chief of police in the US city of Cleveland has defended the conduct of an officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who was wielding a replica handgun.
A young bear badly hurt in one of the worst wildfires ever to hit the western United States has made a remarkable comeback.
Britain's Prince William is to visit China next year, though his pregnant wife Kate is thought unlikely to go with him, reports say.
Chuck Hagel, who has been in the job for less than two years, is to resign after criticism of the campaigns in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State group.
The new-born managed to stay alive for six days, until by chance, the baby's faint cries were heard by complete strangers out for a Sunday morning bike ride.
A British-Iranian woman controversially jailed months ago in Tehran after trying to attend a men's volleyball match has been released on bail pending an appeal verdict, her family says.
A newborn baby survived for six days after being abandoned at the bottom of a stormwater drain in Sydney.
Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters have retaken areas near the Iranian border that the Islamic State jihadist group had held for months.
For more than 30 years two men have dedicated their lives to keep its hands moving and bells chiming, but that could be about to come to an end.
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany have been locked in talks with Iran for months to turn an interim deal struck in Geneva that expires on Monday into a lasting accord.
The mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in a stormwater drain is being questioned by police.
Shocked and heart-broken family and friends are tonight paying tribute to Campbell Paterson.
After a witness admitted to lying in court, two American men have been set free 39 years after being sent to prison.
The man known as Australia's most corrupt politician has finally been charged.
Somalia's Shabab Islamists say they executed 28 non-Muslim passengers on a bus in Kenya in revenge for police raids on mosques in Mombasa.
A window washer in San Francisco fell 11 storeys to what would have been a near-instant death, though a passing car below broke his fall.
Two great white sharks caught in nets off Australia's most popular beach have reignited the debate about how effective they really are.
United States President Barack Obama has made his move on one of the most controversial issues in the US: illegal immigration.
Torben Akel takes the political pulse of Tonga ahead of the country's second election since democratic reforms were introduced.
Six people have been arrested after a protest in Ferguson, ahead of a report from a grand jury on the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
Right-to-die campaigner Brittany Maynard, a terminal cancer sufferer who ended her life three weeks ago, features in a new video calling for her campaign to continue.
Officials are making contingency plans for students and teachers ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict a police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
A new blast of lake-effect snow has pounded the New York state city of Buffalo.
Hackers have accessed household webcams, baby monitors and CCTV cameras with footage appearing online on a website in Russia, Britain's privacy watchdog warns.
The world's tallest roller coaster is set to open in Florida in 2017 and will stand 160m tall.
Drones and robots could be about to change the way emergency services respond to natural disasters.
The day after a bloody assault on a Jerusalem synagogue, Israel has demolished the home of a Palestinian behind a deadly car attack which killed a young woman and a baby.
A massive snowstorm has left at least seven people dead, stranded motorists and cancelled flights in the northeastern United States.
Channel 4's Alex Thomson describes how the fear of Ebola has been "penetrated into West African society in the form of pop songs".
The man who was jointly awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize hopes he will see the end of child slavery in his lifetime.
Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who have arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the country's north.
Student protestors in Hong Kong have stormed the legislative assembly smashing down the doors.
The much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline is a project Republicans claim is step one in their plan for enhanced US energy production.
After an attack the left four dead Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is facing an ongoing wave of terror.
Saudi Arabia has built a border fence almost 1000km long in the hope of keeping Islamic State militants out of the country.
One of the ocean's top predators might be a meteorologist's best friend when it comes to storm predictions.
Mankind's first-ever probe of a comet found traces of organic molecules and a surface much harder than imagined, scientists say.
Two Palestinians armed with a gun and meat cleavers burst into a Jerusalem synagogue and killed four Israelis before being shot dead in the city's bloodiest attack in years.
Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes have attacked a Jerusalem synagogue, killing four Israelis.
Merchant ships picked up more than 2500 illegal migrants from the dangerous Mediterranean Sea at the weekend.