Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been widely mocked after making Prince Philip a Knight of Australia, with even his own MPs questioning his judgement.
The "city that never sleeps" has become a ghost town, with transport and businesses shut down and residents rushing home to shelter from a severe blizzard.
College teams in the US have used their maths, science and engineering skills to develop hands-free, automated snow plows.
A British Labour MP is calling on police to increase efforts to investigate allegations of sexual assault against Lord Leon Brittan, who died last week.
The US Secret Service has recovered a device from the White House grounds after the building was put on lockdown.
Thousands of flights have been cancelled as millions of Americans brace for a northeastern winter storm that New York's Mayor warned could be one of the biggest blizzards in history.
The EU is warning Greece its place in the eurozone is at risk if the new leader fails to meet austerity and debt commitments.
The Church of England has ended centuries of male-only leadership and consecrated its first female bishop.
Scientists have discovered what's causing one of the world's largest glaciers to melt much faster than others nearby.
US President Barack Obama has expressed deep concern about ceasefire violations in Ukraine after recent rocket attacks.
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras says Greece is determined to leave behind austerity, after his party won the country's general election.
British prisoners caught with so-called legal highs behind bars will face similar penalties to those found with heroin.
Major oil reserves and a need for a strong ally in the face of its perceived regional vulnerability have led Saudi Arabia to maintain key ties with the US.
After promising trials, the first doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine are on their way to West Africa.
Video has emerged of the moment a witness to a London jewellery store robbery tried to stop one of the thieves by jumping on his back.
Hundreds of people have been left homeless after a massive fire destroyed a four-storey apartment building near New York.
The deadline set by Islamist militants threatening to kill two Japanese men unless they were given US$200M has passed.
It's now almost certain that the two ringleaders of the Bali Nine will be executed in the next few weeks.
Thirteen civilians have died after shells hit a trolleybus in Ukraine's rebel bastion Donetsk.
There's been a grim new development in the search for William Tyrell, an Australian toddler who went missing late last year.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are both through to the third round at the Australian Open.
US-Cuba talks had a rough start after the US refused to change a policy that gives Cuban refugees automatic residency.
NASA's Opportunity rover has been operating on Mars for years, but has started getting forgetful in its old age.
A Texas police officer surprised his girlfriend by pulling her over and saying she was under arrest.
Video has emerged showing the moment thieves broke into a Red Bull Racing factory to steal trophies.
It was only meant to be a day trip along the Lycian Way near Antalya, but the trio got lost after bad weather and flooding.
Israeli police are describing a frenzied stabbing spree as a "terrorist act".
The Ukrainian President says more than 9000 Russian soldiers are backing up pro-Moscow fighters in the east.
This latest meeting paves the way for higher-level US officials to visit Cuban leaders later this week, and the eventual establishment of a US embassy.
Shi'ite militia fighters have attacked Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's residence and seized the presidential palace.
An Algerian man with suspected links to the jihadist cell dismantled by Belgian security forces last week has agreed to be extradited from Greece.
The United States has demanded the "immediate release" of two Japanese hostages threatened with death by Islamic State militants.
IS has threatened to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays a US$200M ransom within 72 hours, in a video posted on jihadist websites.
The parents of the alleged Colorado cinema shooter are asking news organizations to not use his name and are also asking to limit the use of his picture.
Researchers have found that sitting for prolonged periods of time increased the risk of cardiovascular disease by 14 percent.
A New Zealander working for UNICEF in Lebanon says more than half the Syrian refugees are children AAA and there are fears they could make up a "lost generation".
A bakery has opened in Washington DC to help veterans learn how to run a business.
The law has finally caught up with a pair of teenage sweethearts suspected of a crime spree across the United States.
Shelling has hit a hospital in Donetsk while Ukraine alleges hundreds of Russian troops are aiding rebels.
French police are still holding nine people for questioning in connection with the assault on a Paris kosher market.
EU foreign ministers have held talks on building an anti-terrorism alliance which would include Muslim countries.
Like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer is vying for his fifth Australian Open this year.
Australian golfer Robert Allenby was assaulted as he left a wine bar in Honolulu at the weekend, and suspects he may have been drugged.
The former head of UK spy agency MI5 has warned that British terror laws are not fit for purpose.
A teenage US couple who spent two weeks on the run after allegedly carrying out a crime spree across several southern states have been arrested.
Pope Francis has drawn a record six million people as he celebrated mass in the rain-swept Philippines capital.
Belgium has deployed troops to patrol its streets after smashing an alleged Islamist terrorist cell planning to kill police officers.
Pope Francis has been forced to flee a fierce storm in the Philippines that killed a papal volunteer.
Drone footage has appeared on social media showing the remains of Donetsk Airport after months of fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Two New Zealand volcanologists have finally inspected the Tongan volcano, which has caused travel chaos for Pacific Airlines.
Two climbers who yesterday reached the top of what's described as the toughest rock climb in the world say the only part of their bodies that don't hurt are their legs.
Australian police are appealing to young thrillseekers to not copycat dangerous cliff stunts.
New research suggests that if you want to live longer, being fit may be more important than how much you weigh.
An Australian man fighting with Islamic State militants in Syria has threatened to spill blood in Australia.
A satellite image taken on January 2 shows the town of Doron Gowon in northeastern Nigeria, vegetation and buildings undisturbed.
The mystery of a series of apparent arson attacks that engulfed three buildings in two Oxfordshire villages is under investigation.
Kenyans living in Africa's biggest slum, Kibera in Nairobi, say under the current system the poor stay poor and the rich just get richer.
Belgian police have killed two terror suspects in a shoot-out in the eastern city of Verviers and arrested another, authorities say.
The FBI says it's foiled a plot to attack the Capitol building in Washington DC, and arrested a man thought to be an Islamic State supporter.
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