Chinese authorities say they have punished nearly 200 people for spreading false rumours online about the stock market and the Tianjin blasts.
Ukraine's president says those behind deadly Kiev clashes that erupted after a vote on autonomy for separatist eastern regions deserved severe punishment.
A blast in the ruins of Syria's ancient Palmyra has raised fears IS has damaged another of the Middle East's most treasured heritage sites.
German chancellor Angela Merkel expects the number of migrant seekers to quadruple to 800,000 in 2016. She says the load of migrants needs to be shared across Europe, referring to the 175km razor wire fence on the Hungarian border.
European Union home affairs ministers will meet in mid-September to discuss the "unprecedented" migrant crisis facing the continent.
Malaysia's Prime Minister has slammed protesters for tarnishing the country's image after a second day of demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur.
Three Syrian children hospitalised with dehydration after being rescued in Austria from a van packed with migrants have "vanished" with their parents.
They accuse Najib Razak of corruption over a multimillion-dollar payment made by foreign donors to his bank account.
Exactly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, former US President George W Bush has returned, declaring the city "better than ever".
She says money should be spent on helping countries bordering Syria to cope with the refugee influx to dissuade people from trying to cross to Europe.
Three children have suffered burns after being set on fire in Perth.
A top Zimbabwean safari guide has been mauled to death by a lion while trying to protect five New Zealanders.
Vultures get a bad rap. They're not very pretty and are often compared to politicians, which they can't like very much.
Kimberly McBroom, who was anchoring the news show when two of her colleagues were gunned down on-air, says that even after she heard "popping sounds" murder didn't occur to her.
When Austrian police opened the back of an abandoned lorry parked on the side of a motorway, their eyes took in "an atrocious sight".
The man suspected of killing 2 journalists as they carried out a live interview in Virginia has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a local official says.
It's Kiwi generosity and ingenuity that's making the difference, with a life-changing water project in Vanuatu.
They're celebrating in Sierra Leone, where the final Ebola patient has now been released from hospital.
More than four years after Japan's devastating tsunami, residents of one town are going to extraordinary lengths to get their home back.
Heavy rain and hail bombarded Sydney overnight, with flash flooding causing havoc across the CBD.
Islamic State has reportedly destroyed another significant landmark in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.
Pressure is mounting in Australia tonight for a shark cull on the northern New South Wales coast after another attack at the weekend.
Five people have been hurt as Macedonian troops drove a large group of migrants back from its border with Greece.
It's the toughest test in the US Army, and now the first two women to pass through Ranger School have spoken publically about their experiences.
Former US president Jimmy Carter says he will begin radiation treatment after four melanoma spots were found on his brain.
Police have questioned and freed one man who handed himself in after being seen on CCTV before a deadly Bangkok bomb blast, but the prime suspect remains at large.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced his resignation and called for early elections in the crisis-hit country.
South Korean artillery units have fired dozens of shells into North Korea in response to a rocket fired over the heavily-militarised frontier.
A car bomb has injured six policemen after it exploded in front of a police building in Cairo, the latest in a wave of militant attacks that has rocked Egypt.
Perhaps the most chilled out bear in Vancouver broke into a family's backyard and took a dip in in their pool during a near-record heat wave.
While NZ's trying hard to be the 11th nation to put a satellite in orbit the traditional way, in Canada they're pinning hopes on an elevator.
South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year prison term for killing his girlfriend, may not walk free as expected this week.
Australian actor Sunny Burns says police interrogated him for six hours over the Bangkok bombing that killed at least 20 people, and injured more than 120.
Police are hunting a young man seen on CCTV planting what is believed to be the Bangkok bomb that killed 20 people.
What price do you put on a beloved family pet? Andre Gonciar and his wife have paid more than US$16,000 for a kidney transplant for their ailing cat Oki.
There are calls for British doctors to be punished for over prescribing antibiotics.
South Africa's justice minister has cast doubt on the expected imminent release from prison of Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of killing his girlfriend.
Vladimir Putin is going down AAA in a submersible on the Black Sea, at least.
Thai authorities are searching for a man shown on security footage strolling into a packed religious shrine and placing a bomb-laden backpack under a bench.
A study of high school students in California has shown that those who have tried e-cigarettes are more likely to also try traditional cigarettes or cigars.
Two Hong Kong tourists have been confirmed dead following an attack on a religious shrine in Thailand's capital, taking the number of dead past 20.
A man who dressed up as Batman to visit sick children in hospital and made internet famous after being pulled over by police has died in a car crash.
In just one month today, it'll be all-go in England for the launch of the Rugby World Cup tournament. But is London getting hyped for the occasion?
It's been dubbed the Australian wedding of the decade AAA a lavish, over-the-top spectacle that cost millions of dollars.
At least 82 people have been killed in Syrian regime air raids on a town outside Damascus, a monitor says, as the UN's top humanitarian chief held talks with government officials.
At least 40 migrants have died in the hold of a boat off Italy as the EU struggles to cope with "the worst refugee crisis since World War II", with thousands making dangerous crossings to reach Italy and Greece.
The death toll from two massive explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin has risen to 112, an official says.
A couple of Kiwi builders in London have been dealing with some unusual and highly dangerous conditions this week.
A 12-year-old rhino that had her face mutilated by poachers after her horn is being treated by South African veterinarians with a bandage made from elephant skin.
85 people have been killed, including 21 firefighters in giant explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin.
A court illustrator has apologised for her unflattering sketch of US football star Tom Brady, saying he is just too handsome to draw properly.
Investigators in China are monitoring the air quality in Tianjin following the two explosions yesterday that killed at least 50 people.
Operations at the port of Tianjin have been "basically paralysed" after a massive explosion yesterday which killed 50 and injured more than 700.
A truck bombing claimed by the Islamic State group has killed at least 54 people in a Shi'ite-majority area of Baghdad, the deadliest single attack in the city in months.
Julian Assange could soon be free to leave his exile at an embassy in London as three sexual assault allegations against him are set to expire.
Greece has sent more riot police to the resort island of Kos as tensions mount over an influx of migrants and refugees, police say.
A massive explosion rocked the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin this morning, with hundreds of people reportedly injured.
The Silver Ferns will look to make it five-from-five tonight against Malawi at the Netball World Cup, after maintaining their unbeaten run with a 55-48 win over Jamaica.
The European migrant crisis has erupted into violence on the Greek holiday island of Kos.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has blocked his MPs from supporting legislation to legalise gay marriage.