Police suspect the man killed his girlfriend at Joshua Tree National Park before killing himself.
Why one of the Earth's most remote places is the preferred place to dump space junk.
What’s next for the North American couple and their children rescued from five years of captivity?
A new ballet tells the story of the aftermath of the racially-motivated Charleston church shooting.
People's hopes for a quiet retirement with family are ruined by inflation and the fear of violence.
Maps and graphics telling the story of the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
Angelika Trabert's won 24 medals - six at the Paralympics. When not riding, she works as an anaesthetist.
The left-wing poet died in 1973, weeks after a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet.
The head of the World Health Organisation praises Zimbabwe's public health, in a controversial move.
It is no surprise EU leaders sought to put a positive spin on negotiations, writes Laurence Peter.
More than 50 people are also still missing after last Saturday's huge truck bombing, officials say.
King Felipe VI says Spain will solve the crisis through democratic institutions.
The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".
A Canadian judge found that a man was not guilty of rape because he did not have criminal intent.
What's it like to live somewhere like Beijing, where you can even see pollution with the naked eye?
Could the accidental publication of millions of South Africans' personal details open a new door for criminals?
A row is brewing over plans to use reconstituted food from leftovers near expiry to feed poor kids.
The US should be "prepared to co-exist with" a nuclear North Korea, a diplomat from Pyongyang says.
More than 10,000 people are bitten by snakes in Nigeria every year.
Suicide bomber kills many inside mosque in Kabul, Afghan officials say