'Jihadi John' has been described as a quiet, football-loving schoolboy before becoming the Islamic State executioner.
A bar in the US is taking an unusual step to help fight the growing problem of foetal alcohol syndrome.
But overnight, cannabis may have been legalised in Washington DC but AAA it depends who you believe.
"Jihadi John", the IS militant apparently responsible for the beheading of western hostages, has been named.
The Blacks Caps play Australia in this Saturday's eagerly anticipated World Cup match, but memories of a much lower and slower delivery come to the surface.
A build-up and attacks on Ukrainian army positions near the port city of Mariupol have exasperated the EU and US.
Almost all of the victims were in Panjshir province, approximately 150km north of the capital Kabul
The cathedral city of Lincoln has become the first place in the United Kingdom to ban the public use of legal highs.
Former US Marine Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty of murdering Navy Seal Chris Kyle, whose story inspired the film American Sniper.
Three teenage girls from London feared to have run off to join IS group are believed to have crossed from Turkey into Syria, police say.
Millions of Americans are waking up to another arctic blast plunging down from Canada.
Eurozone finance ministers have backed a four-month extension to Greece's financial lifeline.
A British former Foreign Minister has said he would leave Parliament after a "cash for access" scandal exposed in an undercover investigation.
An apparently unstable armed man has burst into a restaurant in an eastern Czech town, killing 8 people before killing himself, officials say.
For anyone curious about the lives of those who serve in the US army, a new photo exhibition is an eye opener.
A tanker truck carrying 9000 litres of fuel has overturned and burst into flames on a New Jersey highway.
An undercover report accused two British former Foreign Ministers of offering to use their positions to help a private company in exchange for payment.
The West has sounded more forceful warnings over Ukraine's battered truce as fighting raged around the port city of Mariupol.
Hundreds of Turkish forces in armoured vehicles have entered northern Syria to evacuate troops guarding a historic tomb.
The British government has been accused of failing to take basic steps to prevent three young girls traveling to Syria to join the Islamic State.
The Mosul offensive is expected to be the US-led campaign's most difficult and strategically important battle yet. It's the largest city held by ISIS with a population of 1 million.
A good friend of three teenaged British girls has spoken out about them, saying they were smart and happy and she can't believe they would leave home to join the Islamic State terrorist group (IS).
British scientists say they have developed chocolate that can make your skin look up to 30 years younger.
It made landfall as a category four cyclone, and Marcia has left a trail of destruction over central Queensland.
Health officials are investigating a superbug outbreak at a medical centre in Los Angeles.
The US sought to unite nations around a common vision for combating violent jihadist groups in three days of talks which ended long on words but short on concrete steps.
A powerful cyclone roared ashore in a heavily populated area of Australia with authorities warning of a "calamity".
British RAF jets have been scrambled to escort a pair of Russian bombers away from UK air space.
Two cyclones are roaring towards Australia, with residents scrambling for shelter as one of the tempests rapidly picks up intensity.
More than 90 Ukrainian troops have been captured and 82 are still missing after pro-Russian rebels seized the key town of Debaltseve.
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee says he's relieved he has finally been declared innocent by a US military court of providing support for terrorism.
Joe Biden has been dubbed a "creepy uncle" by Twitter users after what appears to be an up close and personal moment with the wife of the country's new defense secretary.
A badly burned six-year-old Syrian girl has been given the chance of a new and better life.
Gemma Trainor was driving home when her son's new playgroup called to say he was missing.
Vigils have been held across Australia in a show of support for two Australian inmates facing execution in Indonesia.
French prosecutors and British police have pledged to investigate footage of self-proclaimed "racist" Chelsea fans preventing a black man from boarding a train.
The future of Australia's greyhound racing industry is in doubt after an undercover investigation revealed trainers used live rabbits, possums and piglets to prepare dogs for competition.
A high-voltage cable has hit a float during a Carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, killing at least 16 people as thousands watched, officials say.
The collection contains more than 1 million items, and the owner is determined to make it available to all.
It's only February, but toy store buyers are already getting prepared for Christmas.
A group of influential British MPs from across the political divide want children as young as five to have sex education lessons.
A train carrying crude oil has derailed in the United States, causing widespread damage.
A two-day old truce in eastern Ukraine is on the verge of collapsing as fighting rages around a strategic railway hub.
England has touched down in Wellington ahead of Friday's clash with the Black Caps, with the side keen to move on from their opening loss to Australia.
A British study suggests the risk of psychosis is five times higher for regular users of cannabis.
Egyptian warplanes have struck IS targets in Libya, just hours after the group released a video showing the beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians.
Shocking video released by police in the United Kingdom shows a 92-year-old man knocked to the ground by a mugger.
Police carried out a series of operations in the Copenhagen area on Sunday (local time), including an afternoon raid on an internet cafe in the inner city district of Noerrebro.
The Breakers managed to keep their hopes of finishing top of the NBL table alive, with a nail-biting 89-87 overtime win, all thanks to Cedric Jackson.
Police are reviewing security video of a brawl between rival cricket fans watching the World Cup in Sydney.
IS has released a video purportedly showing the beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians the jihadists say they captured in Libya.
North Koreans have celebrated the 73rd birthday of their late, former leader Kim Jong-il with a fireworks display in the country's capital.
The US Coast Guard is undertaking a rescue mission in Antarctica to free an Australian ship trapped by sea ice.
Former Harrods boss Mohamed Al-Fayed has been accused of rape by a young woman.
The gunman behind two deadly attacks in Copenhagen may have been inspired by last month's Islamist shootings in Paris, police say.
Fighting has dropped sharply across eastern Ukraine as a ceasefire aimed at long term peace comes into force.
A new study has shown just how much plastic pollution is on the loose in our oceans, and it's an issue that goes well below the surface.
In a new online video US President Barack Obama uses a selfie stick, practises his look in the mirror and 'blames Obama' for his problems.
The former captain of the doomed Costa Concordia cruise liner has been jailed for 16 years.
Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve a three-year military campaign against Islamic State (IS) which would avoid a long-term, large-scale invasion and occupation.