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Ryder Cup golfer Danny Willett has been forced to apologise after his brother wrote a magazine article attacking American golfers and fans.
A North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea by walking through the heavily mined military border zone.
Final plans are being made for the crashing of a European spacecraft on to a comet, a sad but necessary end to the £1bn Rosetta mission.
California has abolished the time limit for charges of rape and child molestation to be filed, in a move inspired by accusations against the entertainer Bill Cosby.
A mentally ill black man has been shot dead by police in a San Diego suburb after reportedly being seen walking in and out of traffic.
The world is wringing its hands in outrage at the blitz being unleashed on Aleppo by Russia and Syria.
US President Barack Obama has criticised the US Senate's decision to reject his veto of legislation allowing relative of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says America will cut off contact with Moscow over Syria unless attacks on Aleppo are stopped.
An Australian state about one and a half times the size of France has been plunged into darkness after a massive storm led to power being cut off.
A nine-year-old girl broke down in tears as she made an emotional plea for an end to fatal police shootings of black suspects.
Fabric found in search for missing Ben Needham in Kos
Police searching for missing toddler Ben Needham say they have found items of "slight interest", including fabric.
Hundreds of tourists missing after volcano erupts on Indonesian island
Hundreds of tourists are unaccounted for after a volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok.