Oregon college shooting spree leaves15 dead, 20 injured
Oregon college shooting spree leaves15 dead, 20 injured

• Authorities called to Umpqua Community College, about 290km south of Portland, at 10.30am local time • College locked down, students s...

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 Sinkhole opens up on British street trapping residents
Sinkhole opens up on British street trapping residents

  A sinkhole that opened up overnight is causing travel chaos for residents. Photo / Sky News A massive sinkhole has opened up on a Br...

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Saudi Arabia's Hajj Disaster :State TV says 464 Iran pilgrims dead in Saudi hajj disaster
Saudi Arabia's Hajj Disaster :State TV says 464 Iran pilgrims dead in Saudi hajj disaster

  Emergency services attend to victims crushed in a crowd in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday Sept. 24, ...

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 Hurricane Joaquin gains force near Bahamas, heads toward US
Hurricane Joaquin gains force near Bahamas, heads toward US

  Authorities in the Bahamas prepared for a brush with the storm, with the center expected to pass near or over several islands during t...

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 Joint US-European AIDA (Asteroid Deflection & Assessment) Scientists' 'practice run' for saving the world
Joint US-European AIDA (Asteroid Deflection & Assessment) Scientists' 'practice run' for saving the world

Scientists are to attempt to nudge an asteroid out of its orbital path in a practice run for saving the world. The joint US-European AID...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email account : Russia-linked hackers tried to access Hillary Clinton server
Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email account : Russia-linked hackers tried to access Hillary Clinton server

  Hillary Clinton received the infected emails, disguised as speeding tickets from New York, over four hours early the morning of Aug. 3...

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Australian prisoner posts selfie to Facebook, escapes jail
Australian prisoner posts selfie to Facebook, escapes jail

  Beau Wiles fled the prison yesterday. Photo / Facebook An inmate posted a selfie on Facebook wearing only his undies just two days...

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South Africans killed at rate of war: Opposition blames ANC for rise in violent crime amid claims of corruption and high youth unemployment
South Africans killed at rate of war: Opposition blames ANC for rise in violent crime amid claims of corruption and high youth unemployment

  Ingrid Molai, a youth worker in Alexandra township in Johannesburg, blamed the increase on youth unemployment and corruption. Photo / ...

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Trouble in Italy's most popular seaside paradise as the tourists take over
Trouble in Italy's most popular seaside paradise as the tourists take over

  Villagers are tired of tourists clogging their streets and relieving themselves in their gardens. Photo / Getty Images Their pastel-...

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 Old drug, new hope for depressed cancer patients
Old drug, new hope for depressed cancer patients

  Of the 11 patients in the trial who were on the placebo, six had a recurrence of cancer within three-and-a-half years, and three of t...

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 Tricky calls as world leaders in UN inherits Syria's issues
Tricky calls as world leaders in UN inherits Syria's issues

  A sudden surge of population puts too much strain on the social and physical infrastructure of receiving countries. Photo / AP New ...

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 Alexander Gillespie: Co-operation between old foes key to new Syrian dawn
Alexander Gillespie: Co-operation between old foes key to new Syrian dawn

  Leaving Russia to prop up Assad alone would mirror the disaster of Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in 1980. Photo / AP The dawn ...

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French catalog shows how France's World War II archives have helped produce an unusual art book: a catalog of more than 1,000 paintings, tapestries and sculptures amassed by senior Nazi official Hermann Goering
French catalog shows how France's World War II archives have helped produce an unusual art book: a catalog of more than 1,000 paintings, tapestries and sculptures amassed by senior Nazi official Hermann Goering

  Frederic de Laurens, a former top manager at French national archives, holds the book 'The Goering Catalogue'. AP photo / Jac...

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Russia confirms start of airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria
Russia confirms start of airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria

  Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to begin air strikes in Syria was approved by lawmakers late Wednesday evening. Photo /...

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Man accused of stealing $5 in snacks died in jail as he waited for space at mental hospital
Man accused of stealing $5 in snacks died in jail as he waited for space at mental hospital

  Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, died at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail i Portsmouth. He suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Pho...

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 Rare 'Citizen Kane' scripts fetch over $160,000 at auction
Rare 'Citizen Kane' scripts fetch over $160,000 at auction

  The third and final revised shooting script fetched $44,800. It includes Welles' handwritten annotations, directing notes and ca...

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Barack Obama 'flouted secret service rules' for Bear Grylls challenge
Barack Obama 'flouted secret service rules' for Bear Grylls challenge

  Bear Grylls said Barack Obama's security team were on tenterhooks, as he and the President spent the day trekking through the Alas...

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Gable Tostee back in court
Gable Tostee back in court

  Gable Tostee is on bail over the August 2014 death of New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright. Photo / Facebook The murder case against...

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Bill Clinton: Donald Trump attacks on Hillary Clinton 'fact-free'
Bill Clinton: Donald Trump attacks on Hillary Clinton 'fact-free'

    Former President Bill Clinton says presidential candidates "shouldn't be able to insult (their) way to the White House"...

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Just hanging with the Obamas: John and Bronagh Key get close to presidential couple
Just hanging with the Obamas: John and Bronagh Key get close to presidential couple

  Barack and Michelle Obama greet John and Bronagh Key at a United Nations General Assembly reception. Photo / Flickr Prime Minister J...

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UK barrister almost lost his leg after flesh eating spider bite on plane
UK barrister almost lost his leg after flesh eating spider bite on plane

  The UK man was bitten by a brown recluse spider on a plane to South Africa. Photo / iStock A UK barrister has told how his leg '...

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Super typhoon kills three, injures hundreds in Taiwan
Super typhoon kills three, injures hundreds in Taiwan

Super typhoon Dujuan has killed three people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan, authorities said after it swept acros...

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Edward Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA
Edward Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

  Edward Snowden's Twitter account. Photo / Twitter Edward Snowden, who has confounded U.S. officials since his abrupt departure ...

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Dangerous sinkhole swallows road
Dangerous sinkhole swallows road

  Crews worked tirelessly to reinstate the road as quickly as possible. Photo / Seven News A burst water main has opened up...

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