Michael Muskal and Geoffrey Mohan The fear of Ebola in the United States is spreading at a much faster rate than that of Ebola diagnoses.
Lindsay Murdoch Fears are rising that kidnapping for slave labour may be the answer to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of 176 from a people traffickers' boat.
Joe Brock 'He screams like a girl, he cries like a baby but he shoots like a soldier' - protesters vent their frustration at Oscar Pistorius sentence.
Vladimir Soldatkin and James Regan Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic and outspoken chief executive of the French oil company Total, was killed when his private jet hit a snow plow as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo...
A series of bombs targeting restaurants across Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Tuesday, police and medics said.
Live coverage as South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius learns his fate for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day last year.
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Robert Tait As the battle for control of the strategically vital border town creeps closer to a bloody denouement continues, between 10,000 and 13,000 terrified refugees cower on the Syrian side of the border...
People may still have consciousness after "death".
Two former Google employees are hoping a new phone app will trigger a renaissance of talking.
Hari Kumar A Hindu festival celebrating the victory of good over evil ended in great sadness as a people stampede saw 30 die in Gandhi Maidan in the eastern state of Bihar.
Abby Phillip Dallas County health officials said Thursday that there are potentially 80 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who is being treated in a Texas hospital for Ebola.
Maria Tsvetkova At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, city authorities and Reuters witnesses said.
Philip Wen Pro-democracy rallies in Hong Kong continued to sweep up momentum as new supporters joined existing protesters in defying government calls to abandon street blockades across the city, while riot...
Philip Wen Alvin Cheng was at home in Brisbane when he saw the news that student protesters in his native Hong Kong had been arrested. Two days later, he was there.
Michael Bachelard People smugglers have cheated many asylum seekers of their money in these tough times for refugees, but Haneef Hussein is one of the few who has tried to get his money back.
About a million people have visited Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, on its first weekend despite bad weather.
Making overweight and obese people feel bad about their size does not encourage them to shed excess kilograms, researchers found.
Simon Denyer President Xi Jinping says the long-term stability of Xinjiang is vital to the country's unity and security, but to the Uighur people it's looking rather one-sided.
Rupam Jain Nair Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in...