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Suicide bomber strikes at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, several casualties

22 May 2015, 15:50

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents say, killing and wounding several people.

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US agents plotted to find bin Laden via meds - report

22 May 2015, 15:26

The United States plotted to find Osama bin Laden by concealing tracking devices in medical supplies, possibly through Red Cross hospitals, a report says.

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Clinton family speeches raise $12m

22 May 2015, 15:26

The Clinton Foundation says that Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton have raised at least $12m to support the family's philanthropy by delivering paid speeches.

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Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum

22 May 2015, 14:30

The Irish voted on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after Ireland became the last country in Western Europe to decriminalize homosexuality.

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Husband gets life for arranging for girlfriend to kill wife

22 May 2015, 12:50

A man convicted of conspiring to have his wife murdered as the couple walked along a suburban New Jersey street with their toddler in a stroller has been sentenced to life in prison, prosecutors say.

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Man who tried to join IS group threatened FBI

22 May 2015, 10:46

One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Judge: Gay couples across Alabama have right to marry

22 May 2015, 09:37

A federal judge has ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage.

Pair of melons fetches KES 1.14 million at auction

22 May 2015, 08:20

A single pair of premium melons fetched an eye-watering KES 1.14 million at an auction in Japan on Friday.

Judge charges children in Mexico boy's killing

22 May 2015, 07:21

A judge in northern Mexico charged five children with homicide over the torture and gruesome killing of a six-year-old during a "kidnapping game" that has shocked the country.

Pizza crust helps police identify US murder suspect

21 May 2015, 17:14

Police have identified a suspect in the murders of a wealthy Washington family using DNA collected from the crust of a pizza delivered to their home.

Nobel laureate Malala urges world leaders to give all girls 12 years at school

21 May 2015, 15:15

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who won a Nobel peace prize for education campaigning, called on world leaders to give 12 years of free schooling to every child.

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Luz publishes 'Catharsis' album

21 May 2015, 11:40

Luz, one of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists to survive January’s Islamist attack on the French satirical magazine, has published an album recounting his life after the massacre.

Bid to reunite bin Laden and son before deadly raid – documents

21 May 2015, 10:12

Just one month before Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistan hideout in 2011, his aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son, Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran, documents show.

US state's lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

21 May 2015, 10:37

Lawmakers in the central state of Nebraska have given final approval to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative state to do so since 1973 if the measure becomes law.

Americans tweet, text, surf... while driving

21 May 2015, 08:21

American motorists admit to surfing the web, posting tweets and even taking selfies while behind the wheel, a new survey shows.

Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast

21 May 2015, 08:21

A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board crashed into the Caribbean after being pursued by Colombia's air force.

Racist search term points to White House in Google Maps

21 May 2015, 07:06

Google Maps apologized Wednesday after it emerged that searches using racist language pinpointed the White House, home of President Barack Obama.

Woman arrested for marrying 10 men over 11 years

20 May 2015, 17:38

A U.S. woman who married 10 men from around the world was jailed after she missed a court date.

Man caught by wife having sex with her twin sister

20 May 2015, 17:38

A man has been divorced by his wife after she caught him having sex with her twin sister.

Students 'forced' into vaginal probes

20 May 2015, 12:59

Two former college students are suing a Florida medical college, alleging they were forced to undergo frequent transvaginal probes during classroom training as part of their studies.

Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

20 May 2015, 11:18

A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member's foot, police say.

Air strikes in Syria kill at least 170 ISIS militants - monitor

20 May 2015, 10:25

Heavy US-led air strikes in north-eastern Syria killed at least 170 Islamic State militants in a 48-hour period earlier this week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

Students sue over 'forced' vaginal probes

20 May 2015, 10:25

Two former college students are suing a Florida medical college, alleging they were forced to undergo frequent transvaginal probes during classroom training as part of their studies.

Palestinians banned from riding same buses as Israelis

20 May 2015, 09:18

Palestinians in the West Bank who commute to Israel to work will be banned from riding the same buses as Israelis to return home, a defence ministry official said.

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