Dawood Amiri In his new book, Dawood Amiri, a persecuted Afghan refugee stranded in Indonesia, tells how he became a people smuggler out of desperation.
Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating a possible threat against President Barack Obama, local media reported.
Tom Whitehead and Steven Swinford Britain faces the "greatest and deepest" terror threat in the country's history, David Cameron warned as he pledged emergency measures to tackle extremists.
Stephanie Nebehay Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance of Islamist militants or are having difficulty in reaching open...
Karoun Demirjian and William Branigin Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine as "insurgents" battling an army that he likened to Nazi invaders during World War II, and the...
Matt Damon has once again proved his nice-guy reputation, by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and throwing toilet water over his head to support not one, but two issues.
Abby Ohlheiser For many US college students arriving from West Africa, this year’s “back to school” routine will include a screening for Ebola.
Nick Kirkpatrick This bizarre face mask has been dubbed the "facekini." Though it's nothing new, it's now made its way from the beaches of China to the pages of a reputable fashion magazine.
Michael Holden Britain raised its international terrorism threat level to the second highest level of 'severe' in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq.
Joe Shute Vicky counts herself as one of the lucky ones. Stalked from the age of 15, plied with drink and slipped drugs until she became estranged from her despairing parents; ferried at night by strangers...
Sarah Knapton A treatment for the Ebola virus may have been found, as scientists reported that a drug cured 100 per cent of monkeys with the disease.
Rescue teams in Nicaragua have been scrambling frantically to reach at least 20 workers trapped deep underground since Thursday after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine.
Ferguson riots: 'It’s like a switch is flipped' during night protests after 47 people arrested: police chief
Carol D. Leonnig, Krissah Thompson and Wesley Lowery Ferguson, Missouri: As darkness fell Tuesday, police and protesters braced for a repeat of late-night confrontations 11 days after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager.
Israeli ordnance exploded in Gaza Wednesday, killing six people including a foreign journalist, as bomb experts tried to disable a missile on the last day of a 72-hour truce.
Ishaan Tharoor The worst Ebola outbreak in history has put a number of countries in West Africa in lockdown, led to the deaths of nearly 700 people since February and brought new reports of doctors, including...
Dean Nelson The Indian government is hiring men to pose as menacing langur monkeys to scare off the hundreds of macaques terrorising MPs and staff around its parliament and government buildings.
Mik Grigg and Amy Cooper From launch parties to scouting for bachelors, here is a rundown of last week's events in and around Sydney and Melbourne.
Adam Nossiter and Nicola Clark An Air Algérie jetliner with 116 people on board crashed early Thursday in a remote area of Mali near the borders with Burkina Faso and Niger, officials said.
Half a million people were estimated Wednesday to have fled Iraq's second city of Mosul, as Islamist militants tightened their grip after overrunning it and a swathe of other territory.
Mirwais Harooni Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah's camp rejected preliminary results of the country's election on Monday as a "coup" against the people.