Scientists say they have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago.
A new study suggests horses may be able to read human facial expressions.
Two female backpackers have survived a terrifying ordeal after a man allegedly tried to kidnap and murder them in the South Australian outback.
Michael Morrah has just returned yesterday from Nuku'lofa where Tonga's armed forces have been called in to help the fight against the spread of the Zika virus.
About 50,000 people have fled an upsurge in fighting in northern Syria, and require urgent deliveries of food and water despite some supply lines being cut, says the Red Cross.
A wild elephant has gone on a rampage in a village in India's eastern West Bengal state, damaging around 100 structures, villagers say.
A pregnant woman in Australia has contracted the Zika virus after an overseas trip.
Australians with chronic and painful illnesses are a step closer to accessing medicinal cannabis.
The Ministry of Health in Tonga has issued a formal warning to residents, advising women to avoid getting pregnant while they try and contain the Zika virus outbreak.
The effects of cyber bullying aren't always obvious, but what if a victim was bruised like someone who was physically abused?
Several people have died and around 150 others are injured following a train accident in Germany.
Thousands have rallied in Australia against the federal government's plan to return refugees to Nauru.
Tonga's armed forces have been called in to help the fight against the spread of the Zika virus.
Andrew Taylor has vowed to eat nothing but potatoes for the entire year and a month into it he has lost 10kg.
The UN Security Council has vowed to impose new sanctions on North KoreaAAAs after it launched a long range rocket.
A leopard has been tranquilized after it entered a school in India, attacking several people.
An Australian woman kidnapped three weeks ago by al-Qaida terrorists in West Africa is tonight free, but her surgeon husband remains a captive.
Seven people are now confirmed as having the virus, but health authorities say there are a further 542 suspected cases.
As many as 130 people are still missing in the rubble of a high-rise apartment block in southern Taiwan.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must be allowed to go free from the Ecuadorian embassy in London following a UN panel ruling calling for that, the South American country's foreign minister says.
Perth is heading for a record heat wave, with temperatures tipped to hover above 39degC for five days straight.
A powerful earthquake has struck southern Taiwan near the city of Tainan, triggering at least one partial building collapse.
US Democrat Hillary Clinton has gone on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders in their most contentious presidential debate yet.
One person has died and five others have been injured after a fire broke out in a Bangkok high-rise.
A crew of British military veterans have become the first team of amputees to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
The only known wild jaguar in the US has made his film debut in footage captured and released by a conservation centre.
Investigators believe a bomb likely caused the explosion aboard a plane that was forced to return to the Somali capital of Mogadishu for an emergency landing, two US government sources have said.
In a drill today, a zebra escaped from its enclosure in Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, giving one keeper a heart attack and injuring another.
The Zika virus linked to a microcephaly outbreak in South America could spread to Africa and Asia, the World Health Organisation warned as it launched a global response unit against the new emergency.
One of Australia's most controversial politicians is again in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Republican favourite Donald Trump has been defeated by rival Ted Cruz in the Iowa Caucus, and it gets worse for the billionaire AAA he's in danger of coming third behind Marco Rubio.
CCTV footage has captured the moment a dog saved his owner, Drew Scott, from a potentially deadly situation.
The World Health Organisation has declared a global emergency over the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil.
Thousands of Australians are facing huge repair bills after deadly weekend storms. Hundreds are homeless after their roofs were ripped off in Sydney.
Migrants often take life-threatening treks to flee dangers at home. But Europe is becoming increasingly reluctant to let them in.
At least 33 people, including five children, have drowned in the Aegean Sea after their Greece-bound boat capsized off the Turkish coast, Turkey's state-run news agency says.
The International Olympic Committee assured teams travelling to August's Rio Olympics the Games would be safe from the Zika virus, but urged visitors to carefully protect themselves while in the region.
A deadly super storm cell has swept across Australia's east coast, leaving one man dead.
Chilling details have been heard in a Melbourne court about an alleged ANZAC Day terror attack.
New Zealand firefighters have arrived in Tasmania to fight blazes burning out of control - a team of more than 40 will help the containment effort.
FitBit's turn in the wearable fitness tech spotlight may be over, with US researchers developing a new wearable sensor that instead monitors a user's sweat.
Sydney Roosters' Mitchell Pearce has been caught up in what could be a career-ending scandal, involving depraved acts to a dog.
The streets of Washington DC are still clogged with snow, days after the US East Coast was hit by a blizzard.
Perth will host their first-ever rugby league international when Australia plays New Zealand on October 15.
A Shetland pony pulled British police on an unusual car chase earlier this week.
Incredible video has emerged showing the terror fire crews faced during a bushfire emergency in South Australia late last year.
It's quite common for a toddler to have a stuffed animal for a best friend, but this Texan toddler has a real duck called Beaker as his closest companion.
There were cheers when the first restaurant in the US run by a man with Down syndrome opened a few years ago. And while there are now tears because he's closing it, he's doing it for a very good reason.
A winter storm that could bury parts of the US Middle Atlantic region under 90cm of snow slammed into Washington on Friday, threatening the nation's capital with record accumulations as it barrelled up the East Coast.
At least 42 people, including 17 children, drowned when their boats capsized off two Greek islands near the Turkish coast, coastguards say, marking one of the deadliest days for migrants risking the perilous route to Europe from Turkey.
A Pennsylvania man presumed dead after he was found frozen solid on the side of the road has defied doctors, and the odds, to make a full recovery.
Premature twins in Melbourne have become international social media stars, after their mum captured the touching moment they held hands.
A new warning has been issued to dog owners who play the age-old game of fetch. It appears that while your dog may love it, chasing sticks is in fact dangerous for them.
Australian police have arrested and charged a man following a high-speed sports car crash in Sydney.
The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan.
The former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, has confirmed she will endorse controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump in Iowa on Tuesday (local time).
Islamic State (IS) militants have killed hundreds of civilians and taken hostage hundreds more during attacks on government-held areas in Syria's city of Deir ez-Zor.
Experienced climbers say climate change could make Everest more dangerous.
A woman is lucky to be alive after a driver lost control of his car, smashing into a Sydney service station.
The past two years have seen a spike in deaths for mountain lions in Southern California, so these two new additions are a warm welcome.