05 November 2012, 08:50
A video appearing to show Syrian rebels killing soldiers who had surrendered must be verified but appears to constitute a war crime, says the United Nations.
02 November 2012, 16:33
CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff in Benghazi less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help, say US officials.
02 November 2012, 15:56
Israel may be openly hoping that Republican challenger Mitt Romney will end up stealing the presidency but for the Palestinians it makes little difference.
02 November 2012, 13:40
While people living north of New York's Times Square are now dealing with a different kind of flood: Guests.
02 November 2012, 11:41
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term, citing the importance of Obama's record on climate change.
02 November 2012, 10:28
Damage from the deadly superstorm that blasted the US East Coast could hit $50bn, economists say, but the impact on the broader economy will be minor.
01 November 2012, 15:51
Australian police are hunting for leads after a pet camel called Noodles was shot and decapitated at an outback farm, possibly by a trophy hunter.
01 November 2012, 13:16
Cash earmarked for tsunami reconstruction work was diverted to unrelated projects, a Japanese government audit shows.
01 November 2012, 11:24
Clean-up efforts are under way after more than a million litres of diesel fuel spilled into the waters off New York City, says a report.
01 November 2012, 11:07
A tropical storm has slammed into southern India, bringing heavy rain and a storm surge flooding low-lying areas and displacing more than 100 000 people.
01 November 2012, 08:49
US President Barack Obama has toured New Jersey's devastated coastline, vowing to stay with flood victims "for the long haul".
01 November 2012, 08:49
A fire sparked by celebratory gunfire has killed at least 25 people at a wedding in Saudi Arabia, say reports.
31 October 2012, 16:21
US President Barack Obama no longer inspires the enthusiasm he once did but Europe still favours him, doubtful of Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
31 October 2012, 15:20
A yoga studio in Washington says it will give free classes to anyone who casts his or her ballot in next week's US elections.
31 October 2012, 14:52
People in Florida, Virginia and Indiana have gotten calls falsely telling them they can vote early by phone and don't need to go to a polling place.
31 October 2012, 13:35
Afghanistan will hold its next presidential election on April 5, 2014, the Election Commission announced.
31 October 2012, 13:06
Figures associated with Sandy's deadly rampage through the US.
31 October 2012, 10:55
The nation's capital appeared to have escaped the worst of the mammoth storm Sandy, although concerns remained about the potential for severe flooding.
31 October 2012, 08:12
The north-eastern US is battling epic floodwaters and lengthy power outages after superstorm Sandy killed at least 45 people and caused billion of dollars in losses.
30 October 2012, 16:23
A hiker has died after he was attacked by a swarm of bees and fell about 45m off a cliff at a popular recreation area in Phoenix, authorities say.
30 October 2012, 15:04
US President Barack Obama has declared that megastorm Sandy has triggered "major disaster" in New York and New Jersey.
30 October 2012, 15:03
At least two people have been killed in Argentina after torrential rain drenched the Buenos Aires area, officials say.
30 October 2012, 13:33
President Barack Obama has passed his campaign banner to Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton.
30 October 2012, 12:21
Superstorm Sandy has weakened as it moved further inland over the eastern United States, say US forecasters.
30 October 2012, 12:04
A tense and unpredictable race for the White House has become even more so, as mammoth storm Sandy creates delicate political challenges.