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Officers rescue store owner crushed by python

07 October 2015, 09:33

The owner of a reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot (6-meter) python that was crushing the man.

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Video shows US police officer hitting a Somali teen

06 October 2015, 21:35

A Somali civil rights group is asking for a meeting with a police chief after a video appears to show an officer pushing and striking a teen.

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Twitter makes it easier to grab onto hot 'Moments'

06 October 2015, 18:05

Twitter made it easier to seize hot tweets and high-profile posts from the flood of real-time commentary at the one-to-many messaging service.

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11 dead as South Carolina copes with record floods

06 October 2015, 15:01

South Carolina residents reeled under the effects of weekend flooding that killed at least 11 people and left tens of thousands without power or drinking water.

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Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas: WWF

06 October 2015, 08:25

A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF.

Man fired for farting too much at work

05 October 2015, 18:41

A US man’s wife has sued their former place of employment after he was fired for farting too much.

Villager kills 4 in dowry feud

05 October 2015, 15:19

Distraught villager in southern Philippines kills 4 people, including children, in dowry feud.

Pope urges Church to move forward as gay issue rises

05 October 2015, 13:57

Pope Francis said that the Church was "not a museum" but a place for progress, as members of a key synod started three weeks of debate aimed at reshaping Catholic teaching on the family.

Search for lost US ship finds debris but no answers

05 October 2015, 10:31

Search off Bahamas for lost US ship finds debris, oil sheen but no definitive answers.

Germany expects 1.5 million migrants in 2015

05 October 2015, 08:23

German authorities expect up to 1.5 million asylum seekers to arrive in Germany this year.

Typhoon roars into south China, killing 9

05 October 2015, 07:21

Typhoon Mujigae plows into southern China, killing 9 and leaving dozens missing.

Iran honours dead as more hajj victims return home

04 October 2015, 13:51

Ceremonies took place across Iran on Sunday to honour citizens killed in a stampede at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia.

Hillary Clinton pokes fun at herself

04 October 2015, 09:16

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dropped in at the late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday, appearing in a sketch as a bartender alongside comedian Kate McKinnon, who played the former United States senator a

'It's my son's birthday,' hero pleaded with Oregon shooter

03 October 2015, 09:27

An army veteran was hailed a hero for charging the gunman during a mass shooting at a college in Oregon, before being shot despite pleading that it was his son's birthday..

U.S. military plane crashes in Afghanistan, kills 11

02 October 2015, 17:39

A U.S. military transport plane crashed at an airfield in Afghanistan shortly after midnight on Friday (1930 GMT on Thursday), killing all 11 people on board.

'We began to run': Students describe horror of shooting

02 October 2015, 17:16

'We began to run': Students describe horror of shooting at Oregon college that killed 9.

'A terrible day' as 9 killed by gunman in Oregon town

02 October 2015, 12:50

Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 killed.

Couple 'were massacred right in front of their 4 kids'

02 October 2015, 10:19

Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli couple travelling in a car with their four young children in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army says, vowing reprisals for the 'barbaric attack' amid a spike in tensions.

10 killed in US school massacre

02 October 2015, 07:20

A gunman went on a shooting rampage at a college in the US state of Oregon on Thursday, killing 10 people and wounding seven before he died in a shootout with police.

Iran's hajj stampede death toll soars to 464

01 October 2015, 18:19

Iran on Thursday nearly doubled its death toll from the hajj stampede to 464, giving up hope of finding missing pilgrims alive after a tragedy that has sparked a major row with Saudi Arabia.

Hundreds still missing a week after deadly hajj stampede

01 October 2015, 18:01

Hundreds of people were still unaccounted for, a week after a hajj stampede killed hundreds more, with national tallies of the dead far exceeding figures provided by Saudi Arabia.

Clean needles provided to Colombia heroin users

01 October 2015, 16:08

A clean needle program has built trust among Colombia heroin addicts ignored by an ongoing drug war.

UN expects 700,000 migrant arrivals in Europe this year, same in 2016

01 October 2015, 14:24

The UN refugee agency said Thursday that it was expecting 700,000 migrants and refugees to reach Europe via the Mediterranean sea this year and projected at least the same amount again in 2016.

Govt official sacked for playing golf during working hours

01 October 2015, 10:53

A vice mayor in a southeastern Chinese city has been sacked for belonging to a golf club and playing the game when he should have been working, state media said on Thursday, a move taken as part of a corruption crackdown.

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