A wealthy American dentist used a bow and arrow to shoot a much-loved Zimbabwean lion, a safari industry group says, amid claims the animal took 40 hours to die.
A British politician has resigned from the House of Lords after a tabloid paper published a video of him allegedly snorting cocaine with two prostitutes.
A Libyan court has sentenced slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising.
British Prime Minister David Cameron wants disgraced politician Lord Sewel kicked out of the House of Lords.
Police in South Australia say they have no evidence to suggest a body found in a suitcase is missing British girl Madeleine McCann.
A woman managed to push her young son to safety before she fell to her death, after the floor at the top of a shopping mall escalator gave way underneath her.
As she felt her life slipping away, a woman was able to fight off her would-be killer, by shooting him dead.
A Las Vegas tradition may be on the way out. Although tourism is up in the so-called 'City of Sin', the number of couples taking the plunge is down.
A British politician has resigned after apparently being filmed snorting cocaine with two prostitutes.
While the Queen is on holiday in Scotland, Buckingham Palace will be open to paying visitors.
If you're middle-aged and doing well financially, you're more likely to acquire wealth, some nice things and, according to one British study, an alcohol problem.
A new poll in the US has found most Americans believe race relations in the United States are bad, but one group in the south is trying to do something about it by gathering once a month for a dinner party.
A British teenager has admitted to inciting an Islamic State-inspired attack on police officers during an Anzac Day parade in Melbourne as part of WWI anniversary commemorations this year.
You may not be familiar with the American phrase "Minnesota Nice", but now a video may show proof of it.
The latest planet discovered by NASA's Kepler telescope is the closest match to Earth found yet.
Two teenagers have been arrested after five of their family members were found dead in an eastern Oklahoma home.
The European Central Bank has boosted its cash lifeline for Greece's struggling banks by 900 million euros.
The world's oldest copy of the Koran appears to have been found in central England.
A 23-year-old British woman has died in southern Spain after a bungee accident.
Police attended a bizarre callout in Western Sydney last night.
More than two decades after he presided over the Rwandan genocide, the country's then-Prime Minister says he has nothing to be sorry for.
Ministers and top officials at an informal climate change gathering in Paris have reached consensus on several issues that have stymied the official negotiations for years.
Mick Fanning says he will surf again after surviving a shark attack off the coast of South Africa.
Wildfires have swept across a traffic-clogged highway in California, torching vehicles and sending people running for their lives.
British cosmologist Stephen Hawking is leading the charge into the biggest-ever search for intelligent extraterrestrial life, with a US$100-million, 10-year project scanning the heavens.
At least 27 people have been killed in an explosion in the centre of the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria, local television reports.
Anti-Islamic and anti-racist groups are promising more protests after taking to the streets today in every major Australian city.
Mick Fanning's mum says she thought she'd lost her son as she watched him live on TV being attacked by a shark.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has made it clear that he wants Parliament to authorise the start of air strikes against terror targets in Syria.
Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark during a World Surf League competition off the coast of South Africa.
Buckingham Palace has launched an investigation to discover how footage of the Queen being taught how to do a Nazi salute was leaked.
A fast-moving brush fire has destroyed 20 cars and closed down the main freeway from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
A group of distraught circus elephants have gone on the rampage in a seaside town in Denmark.
A bloodcurdling scream is the feature of any classic horror film and now scientists say they have figured out why.
Steve Feltham gave up his home, his job and his girlfriend to solve the mystery of the legendary Loch Ness monster.
A suspected gunman is believed to be dead after a shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A man suspected of being armed with explosives has released a hostage he held captive for over five hours in West Australia.
A US jury has found Colorado theatre shooter James Holmes guilty of murder for the attack that left 12 dead and dozens wounded.
Greece's government has submitted tough bailout terms demanded by eurozone creditors to parliament, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras battles for support.
The British Army has been criticised in a coronial report into the death of three soldiers.
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have again delayed flights into Bali after another major volcanic eruption at Mount Raung.
A 16-year old girl who survived a plane crash in the United States walked for two days to find safety.
A zoo in Japan opened its latest attraction late last week AAA a swimming pool for elephants.
Argentina freely admits it has a mountain to climb if it is to post an historic first win over the All Blacks on Friday night.
While the All Blacks Sevens team can call on the likes of Sonny Bill Williams and Julian Savea for next year's Olympics, Fiji is planning to call up its own big-name stars.
A new study suggests cancer could be detected through a simple blood test.
The euro slumped against the US dollar on Monday after Greece and its official creditors agreed a new bailout deal that, at least for the moment, removed the cloud of crisis from the market.
NASA's unmanned New Horizons spacecraft is speeding closer to an historic Pluto flyby.
French police are hunting armed robbers who fled after holding up a store in a shopping mall near Paris, prompting special forces to intervene and seal off the area.
French special forces have evacuated 18 people hiding in a mall near Paris after gunmen attacked a Primark store inside the centre.
Australians have been hammered with bone-chilling winds out of the Antarctic.
Red pandas are cute and cuddly, but with only 10,000 of them left in the wild some are being raised in the US to safeguard their survival.
The wait continues for the people of Greece as discussions between Eurozone leaders fail to reach a conclusion on a possible bail out deal.
A British woman who spent three days waiting for help after being critically injured in a car crash that killed her boyfriend has herself died.
Antonio Banderas and filmmaker Roland Emmerich are leading the tributes to acting icon Omar Sharif following his death on Friday (local time).
Mexico's drug war has claimed tens of thousands of lives and destroyed countless others, and there's no end in sight.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has a mandate to continue last-ditch talks with creditors following Parliament approval of Athens' latest reform package.
A family of three pulled out to sea this week in Massachusetts by a strong riptide captured the frightening incident on camera.
A new report in the US says heroin abuse is up 150 percent in the past six years.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has vowed to present "credible" reform plans before a deadline set by exasperated European leaders.