Limousine crash leaves 20 dead in New York state

Twenty people have been killed in a crash involving a stretch limousine taking people to a party in the US state of New York, police say. All 18 people in the limousine died along with...

California wildfire destroys homes and forces evacuation of town

California wildfire destroys homes and forces evacuation of town A man was arrested on suspicion of five counts of arson as firefighters battle to control the blaze. Residents have fled as the Cranston Fire clouds the...

Ebola outbreak in Congo grows; at least 3 killed

The number of confirmed cases in Congo's new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Saturday. The World Health Organization has warned that this new...

A poem inspired by Manchester’s bee art trail is designed to cheer everyone up

A poem inspired by Manchester’s bee art trail is designed to cheer everyone up One hundred colourful 6ft sculptures of bees have been added to the city’s streets and the artwork is inspiring more creativity. (Paul...

Israel’s Mossad may be behind car bombing that killed top Syrian rocket scientist: report

The Mossad, Israel’s famed spy agency, may have been behind the Saturday car bombing in the Syrian city of Masyaf that killed one of Demascus' most important rocket scientists, The New York Times reported on...

Pope in Ireland: Francis faces call to resign over abuse cover-up claim

The pontiff faces criticism in a bombshell letter published as he begs for forgiveness at the end of his historic Ireland visit. A former Vatican official has claimed Pope Francis had known about allegations of...

Video game tournament shooting: Gunman kills two and turns gun on himself in Florida

A man opened fire in Florida while gamers were live-streaming a regional qualifier for a new video game before he killed himself. A gunman has killed two people and himself at a video game tournament in...

Genoa FC fans stay silent for 43 minutes in honour of bridge collapse victims

Fans had asked for "a deafening silence of 43 minutes, one for each child, worker, student, father or mother" to honour the dead. Fans of Italian Serie A football club Genoa watched the first 43...

Arson could be to blame for wildfires that killed scores in Greece

Arson could be to blame for wildfires that killed scores in Greece A minister said there were ‘serious indications’ the blaze had been started deliberately. Burnt houses and trees following a wildfire in Mati, east of...

Iraqi protesters torch government building in Basra

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Protesters set fire to the main government building in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, security sources said, amid growing unrest over poor basic services. Iraqi protesters stand on...

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