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The medical holy grail of a blood test for cancer has moved a step closer after a US trial of a new technique detected eight different kinds of tumour.
A British-born land speed record holder has died in a helicopter crash in New Mexico.
The prime minister of New Zealand has revealed she is expecting her first child.
The parents of 13 emaciated siblings who were found shackled to their beds have pleaded not guilty to charges of abuse, torture and imprisonment.
How do you solve a problem like traffic congestion around the Hollywood sign? You build another one.
The Pope has married two flight attendants in a mid-air wedding on a plane during his trip to Chile.
Drinks firm Evian has announced all its bottles will be made of 100% recycled plastic by 2025.
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India's supreme court has overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a controversial Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen.
Two swimmers have been saved by a drone after getting stranded in powerful surf off the coast of Australia.
Researchers have discovered the cause of one of the most mysterious mass mortality events to occur in the modern animal world.
Engineers in Turkey are lifting off a plane from the shore of the Black Sea, where it is lodged in a dangerous position after falling off the runway.
A bus fire in Kazakhstan has killed 52 people, all citizens of neighbouring Uzbekistan.
A "text bomb" has been discovered which can crash iPhones just by being sent to a victim's device.
It's been a remarkable year since the US President's inauguration. We look back at what, for many, has been a rollercoaster ride.
The Syrian government's fresh assault on the last rebel stronghold in the country has sparked another mass movement of people, with tens of thousands fleeing the fighting.
Let's begin with a fact. Not an alternative fact. Just a plain fact. There has never been a president quite like Donald Trump.
Pakistani authorities have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl, whose death sparked nationwide protests.
A military judge has ruled that Ahed Tamimi, who was filmed slapping two Israeli soldiers, will be held in custody until her trial.
North and South Korea are to form their first joint Olympic team and march together at the opening ceremony, Seoul says.