The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his one-year sentence in home detention rather than jail.
A firefighter has been killed battling the largest recorded blaze in California history – the sixth fatality in a matter of weeks.
A bus loaded with football fans has overturned on a major road in Ecuador, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 others, police said.
Prosecutors have added another murder charge against a California serial killing suspect, boosting the number of victims to 13 in the Golden State Killer case.
Marine researchers working to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca.
Former Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez has denied wrongdoing after recent accusations that she was responsible for a corruption scheme involving public works contracts.
A US man has flown a small plane into his own house hours after being arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, police said.
A former inmate of the US prison camp in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay has opened a pastry shop in Uruguay.
Donald Trump has lashed out at former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her “wacky” and saying she had been “fired for the last time” after she released audio recordings purportedly of the US president.
The FBI has sacked a long-serving agent who worked on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation after he sent text messages to a colleague which criticised US president Donald Trump.
More than 2,000 people were evacuated while Polish navy experts removed three Second World War-era bombs from the Baltic Sea bed at the holiday resort of Kolobrzeg.
Former US presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman has released another audio recording which she said features Donald Trump, as she threatened to “blow the whistle” on White House corruption.
Zimbabwe’s president has called on the troubled country to unite and “put the election period behind us and embrace the future” as he made his first public address since winning the disputed poll.
An ongoing battle between Afghan forces and the Taliban in the eastern city of Ghazni has killed about 100 policemen and soldiers, as well as around 20 civilians, Afghanistan’s defence minister said.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office is planning weekend talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Germany on issues including the development of a contentious Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline.
Italy’s transport minister has said the UK should take in 141 migrants picked up by a rescue ship that sails under the flag of the British territory of Gibraltar.
A Syrian search-and-rescue group has said the death toll from an explosion that destroyed two apartment buildings in a rebel-held town in the country’s north-west has risen to 67.
An oceanside walkway collapsed during a nighttime concert in the Spanish city of Vigo, injuring 313 people, five of them seriously, authorities have said.
Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is not welcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest against a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Turkey’s central bank has announced a series of measures to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic policies and a dispute with the United States.
Pakistan’s newly elected parliament has convened for the first time since last month’s general elections that saw the party of former cricket star turned politician Imran Khan win most seats.
Turkey’s Central Bank has announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity.
Afghan security forces are battling the Taliban in a key provincial capital for the fourth straight day after insurgents launched a massive assault on the eastern city last week.
The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430, and the government is estimating economic losses of at least several hundred million dollars.
The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September.
Senior officials from the rival Koreas met on Monday to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
An endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod.
A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, less than two dozen white nationalists have marched across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counter-protesters.
At least 36 people are dead and many are wounded after an explosion in northern Syria.
Malians have voted in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in the sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence.
A Chinese tourist died after he was attacked by a hippo when he was taking pictures on the shore of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley, just hours after a hippo killed a local fisherman in the same area, Kenya’s wildlife authority said.
More than 600 swimmers from 13 countries have stroked their way through one of Russia’s most scenic and historic settings, circling the St Petersburg island that holds the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Israel’s prime minister has criticised the presence of Palestinian flags at a protest against a contentious new law defining the country as a Jewish state.
Malians are voting in a second round presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office.
Jordanian search teams have pulled the bodies of three suspected militants from the rubble of their hideout, a government official said.
Firefighters have made significant progress trying to control a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials said.
The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound in Washington state has illustrated the potential perils of airline or airport employees causing mayhem.
The man who stole an empty Horizon Air plane from Sea-Tac International Airport before it crashed near Seattle was Richard Russell, a US official said on Saturday.
Pope Francis has told Italian Catholic youths in Rome to pursue their dreams despite job market worries.
Thousands of Romanians held another anti-government protest on Saturday, a day after a earlier demonstration turned violent, leaving 455 people, including riot police, in need of medical treatment.
An investigation is under way into how an airline employee stole an empty plane, took off from Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound.
Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists have held a protest in front of the Tunisian parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality.
A French judge on Saturday handed preliminary charges to two Germans whose group ran an unauthorised campsite in southern France which was inundated by flash floods, forcing the emergency evacuation of 119 children.
Canadian police have charged a man over the deaths of two police officers and two civilians in a shooting that struck a nerve in a country that has been hit in recent months by several incidents of mass violence.
Two Germans detained after 119 children were evacuated from their flooded campsite in France are being sent before an investigative judge for possible charges of involuntary injury by endangering others.
A “suicidal” airline employee stole an empty plane, took off from Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing into a small island, officials said.
Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in a new book that there are tapes of President Donald Trump using racial slurs and that she saw him behaving “like a dog off the leash” at numerous events he attended without his wife, First Lady Melania Trump.
Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Okinawa vowing to stop a planned US military base relocating on the southern Japanese island.
Romanian authorities say 440 people – including many riot police – have received medical treatment after an anti-government protest turned violent.
Firefighters have been fighting to spare homes from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighbourhoods and destroyed one house.
An airline mechanic stole an empty Alaska Airlines plane and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state before crashing near a small island, officials said.
All nine people on board a Japanese search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains have been confirmed dead.
An airline mechanic stole a plane from a major US airport before crashing it into an island, officials said.
A mountain lion that became trapped inside a house killed a cat before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out.
French police detained two officials from a German association that operates a campsite in France where flooding danger prompted evacuations and a man was reported missing, a local prosecutor said Friday.
A shooting in a small Canadian city Friday has left four people dead, including two police officers.
Violence erupted at the Gaza border on Friday after the territory’s militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honouring a ceasefire that ended two days of intense violence.
Thousands of Romanians who live abroad flocked to an anti-government protest in Bucharest on Friday, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election.
Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich has been arrested after allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has filed a legal challenge to the results of the country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot.
US President Donald Trump has lashed out again at NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.
Casey Affleck has addressed questions about harassment allegations in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
A shooting in a small Canadian city early has left four people dead, including two police officers.
Turkey’s currency has nosedived amid concerns about the country’s economic policies and its dispute with the US.
Two of the four people killed in a shooting in the Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, are police officers.
A Lebanese singer has broken a taboo in her part of the world by revealing her struggle against cancer on social media.
Police in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, has said one suspect is in custody after at least four people were killed in a shooting.
US President Donald Trump says he has authorised the doubling of steel and aluminium tariffs “with respect to Turkey”.
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has failed to win a court order barring the media from discussing the merits of corruption charges against him ahead of the start of his trial.
Yemen’s Shiite rebels have backed a UN call for a probe into a Saudi-led coalition air strike that killed dozens, including children.
Police in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, say at least four people have been killed after a shooting.
Thousands of Muslims have gathered at a mosque in north-western China to protest its planned demolition.
An Indian politician has appeared in the country’s parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler.
Russia’s prime minister has sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will strike back with economic, political and unspecified “other” means.
A federal judge has halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold attorney general Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter are not returned to the US.
Pyongyang has called on the United States to reciprocate its “goodwill measures” by easing sanctions and stopping demands that the North denuclearise first.
Torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 26 people in flooding, landslides and house collapses in the southern Indian state of Kerala, with more than 15,500 people taking shelter in state-run relief camps.
Hundreds of rescuers backed by helicopters have evacuated around 1,600 people in three regions of southern France where heavy rain caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into torrents.
An intentionally set wildfire has grown perilously close to homes in southern California as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents.
Teams of whale experts do not have any immediate plans to intervene to help a mother orca that has been pushing the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks.
The White House has announced ambitious plans to create the US Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020.
The Hamas militant group has said a ceasefire has been reached to end the latest round of fighting with Israel.
Israel’s prime minister has convened his security cabinet to plan a response to attacks from Gaza militants, ordering the army to take unspecified “strong action”.
A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the New Mexico desert compound that has been the focus of investigators for the past week, the toddler’s grandfather said.
An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shia rebels has struck a bus at a busy market in northern Yemen, killing least 50 people, including children, and wounding 77 others.
Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti has been charged with inciting public violence and declaring unofficial election results, as fears grew about a government crackdown following the disputed July 30 election.
First lady Melania Trump’s parents have been sworn in as US citizens.
The Pussy Riot punk collective said one of its members has departed for the UK, despite being banned from leaving Russia.
US vice president Mike Pence has announced plans for a new, separate American Space Force as sixth military service by 2020.
Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti is in police custody after Zambia rejected his asylum bid and deported him, as fears grew about a government crackdown following Zimbabwe’s disputed election.
The United Nations’ Middle East envoy has expressed his concern about the latest escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas.
An activist from the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot says she has been banned from leaving the country for an event in the UK.
Firefighters said they have made good progress battling California’s largest-ever wildfire – but they do not expect to have it fully under control until September.
The family of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has called for a full public inquiry into her death, accusing Maltese authorities of failing in their duty to determine whether more could have been done to save the reporter’s life.
The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week as the official death toll from the most powerful of the quakes topped 300.
A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants and refugees saved in the Mediterranean Sea has docked at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras.
Argentina’s Senate has rejected a bill to legalise elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, an issue that has divided the homeland of Pope Francis.
Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence.
Nagasaki has marked the anniversary of the world’s second atomic bombing with the United Nations’ chief and the city’s mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward world nuclear disarmament.
An Israeli West Bank settlement is trying to get rid of hundreds of crocodiles left stranded there after a failed business venture.