Two New York City police officers have been killed by a lone gunman as they sat in their parked patrol car in mid-afternoon.
A woman has been charged with the murder of eight children at a house in Cairns, northern Australia, police have said.
Foreign students could be forced to leave the UK after their courses finish under tough new rules being considered by the Home Secretary, reports say.
A father and his two young sons have been found in the Australian Outback after spending days stuck in a bog.
Victims of domestic abuse are being warned to beware of Christmas gifts containing hidden spyware.
A gospel choir set a new world record for the highest altitude carol concert when they sang on a flight from London's Gatwick aiport to Geneva.
Sir Elton John will wed his partner of more than 20 years in England later today.
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