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.
When Amanda Rabbow describes the hours she fought for her life in the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004, it is as if she is back in the wave again.
Sir Elton John will wed his partner of more than 20 years at their home in England later today.
Scotland's top prosecutor has reaffirmed Abdelbaset al Megrahi's guilt in the Lockerbie bombing following an appeal by victims' families to have the late Libyan's name cleared.
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