The Islamic State group has freed more than 70 Kurdish school children its fighters kidnapped in northern Syria in May, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.
Seven more bodies have been found by rescuers combing the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials say, taking the death toll to at least 43.
At least 12 people killed and dozens injured after 2 trains collide in northern India.
A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials have announced.
A suburban Atlanta woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child cruelty charges.
01 October 2014, 06:59
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach.
30 September 2014, 20:53
A couple has revealed that they share their sex life with several sex doll.
30 September 2014, 18:56
First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic.
30 September 2014, 16:49
At least 3 700 children in West Africa have seen one or both parents die because of the Ebola epidemic, the UN Children's Fund says, and many are being rejected by surviving relatives out of fear of infection.
30 September 2014, 14:50
Wildlife populations of about 3,000 species plummet far worse than previously thought.
30 September 2014, 13:20
Nearly half of the world's elderly receive no pension, while many of those who do receive too little and are widely seeing their benefits slashed.
30 September 2014, 11:34
An ex-train employee gets death penalty for rape, murder of 13-year-old girl on night train.
30 September 2014, 11:34
French government says more and more radicals from France are joining jihad in Syria and Iraq.
30 September 2014, 10:04
A Japanese man who allegedly kicked a fellow diner to death in a fight over seats in a noodle bar calmly returned to his food as the other man lay dying.
30 September 2014, 08:29
US Secret Service agents arrested a man after he fired a gun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington.
30 September 2014, 07:04
White House intruder got much farther into White House mansion than previously described.
29 September 2014, 21:59
The rainy season in West Africa is compounding difficulties in getting supplies delivered and new treatment centres built as donors rush to isolate people infected with the deadly Ebola virus and stop its rapid spread.
29 September 2014, 20:03
Toxic gases and ash from still-erupting Mount Ontake forced Japanese rescue workers to call off the search for more victims.
29 September 2014, 14:16
Australia has ruled out sending doctors to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak there because of logistical problems in repatriating any Australian who became infected with the deadly virus.
29 September 2014, 12:29
Six people have killed themselves and 10 died of cardiac arrest in southern India after a court sent a powerful female politician to jail for corruption, a news report says.
29 September 2014, 11:05
Chinese state media say two men have been sentenced to death and another to life imprisonment for killing a pro-government Muslim cleric in the far western city of Kashgar.
29 September 2014, 09:31
Japanese soldiers have managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort.
29 September 2014, 08:20
Mexican authorities are searching for 58 students who went missing after protests turned deadly in the troubled southern state of Guerrero.
29 September 2014, 07:10
Military and other rescue workers have started airlifting more than two dozen bodies from the ash-blanketed peak of a Japanese volcano, as family members of the missing waited at a nearby school.
28 September 2014, 16:43
Spanish police said they have smashed a guerrilla-style graffiti gang that forced trains to a sudden and dangerous halt to paint over carriages in lightning operations.