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Paintings belonging to Imelda Marcos have been seized by Philippine authorities who claim they were acquired with stolen state funds

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Paintings belonging to Imelda Marcos have been seized by Philippine authorities who claim they were acquired with stolen state funds. A small number of works...

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency’s security plan was not properly executed when Omar Gonzalez broke into the White House this month

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Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency’s security plan was "not properly executed" when Omar Gonzalez broke into the White House this month,...

CY Leung has urged Occupy Central protesters to stop their campaign after tens of thousands of people have been blocking Hong Kong streets

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Hong Kong leader CY Leung has urged Occupy Central protesters to stop their campaign after tens of thousands of people have been blocking streets...

Jayaram Jayalalitha has been jailed for four years for corruption and is in a Bangalore prison

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Members of the Indian film industry in Tamil Nadu state is on a day-long fast to protest against the jailing of former chief minister...

The eruption of Japan's Mount Ontake intensified making the efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers to be suspended again

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The eruption of Japan's Mount Ontake intensified making the efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers to be suspended again. At least...

John Cantlie, an experienced journalist and photographer, has twice been held captive in Syria

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ISIS militants have released a third video featuring British hostage John Cantlie. Journalist John Cantlie delivers a scripted message responding to President Barack Obama's recent...

Argentina has been found in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds

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New York Judge Thomas Griesa has ruled that the Republic of Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to...

Omar Gonzalez gained access to more of the White House than previously believed

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According to new reports, Omar Gonzalez, the man arrested for breaking into the White House earlier this month, gained access to more of the...

The arrest of Jesse Matthew, accused of abducting Hannah Graham, has led to forensic evidence related to Morgan Harrington's murder

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The investigation into missing Hannah Graham has provided a "significant break" in a 2009 unsolved murder case, Virginia police have said. The arrest of Jesse...

Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson

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Another case involving Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, will be reviewed by a St. Louis County grand jury. A...

Donald Trump said he may sue the Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting the image of Fred and Rose West

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Donald Trump may sue a Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting an image of British serial killers Fred and Rose West. Donald Trump shared...

Catalonia's planned independence referendum has been suspended by Spain's Constitutional Court

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Catalonia's planned independence referendum has been suspended by Spain's Constitutional Court. Spain’s Constitutional Court said it first needed to consider arguments whether the November 9...

Seven Ukrainian troops are said to have died in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport

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Seven Ukrainian troops are said to have died in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport. The attack is the deadliest single incident for...

Iraqi air strikes and ground forces appear to have halted the advance of ISIS militants in the town of Amariya al-Falluja

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Iraqi air strikes and ground forces appear to have halted the advance of Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the town of Amariya al-Falluja, west...

Tens of thousands of protesters have blocked the streets of Hong Kong, shutting down businesses and ignoring appeals to leave

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Tens of thousands of protesters have blocked the streets of Hong Kong, shutting down businesses and ignoring appeals to leave. The demonstrations have spread to...

The monster truck had been performing a stunt when it ploughed into the crowd

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A monster truck accident happened on September 28 in Haaksbergen, the Netherlands, when a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of onlookers at an annual...

Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan's president after six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a recount of votes

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Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan's president after six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a recount...

Ukrainian nationalists have torn down Lenin statue in the centre of Kharkiv

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Ukrainian nationalists have torn down a statue of Lenin in the centre of Kharkiv, the country's second-largest city, in a move supported by officials. People...

Andrew Madoff was under investigation for possible involvement in his father's Ponzi scheme until the day he died

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Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, was under investigation for possible involvement in his father's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme until the day he died...

Chelsea Clinton shared the first picture of her newborn daughter Charlotte

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Chelsea Clinton shared the first picture of her newborn daughter Charlotte just one day after giving birth. Chelsea Clinton, 34, tweeted on September 27: "At...

US-led coalition aircraft have targeted four makeshift oil refineries under ISIS control in Syria

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The US and Arab allies’ airstrikes have hit four makeshift oil refineries under Islamic State (ISIS) control in Syria, as well as a command...

Occupy Central protesters have issued demands for the Chinese government to scrap rules outlining the election of the next chief executive in 2017

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Occupy Central protesters have issued demands for the Chinese government to scrap rules outlining the election of the next chief executive in 2017. The protest...

Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag wants to campaign for others who face religious persecution

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Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, the Sudanese woman who escaped a death sentence imposed for renouncing her Christian faith, says she wants to campaign for...

The officer was shot in the arm, according to local broadcaster KSDK, but the circumstances are not known

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A police officer has been shot in Ferguson, Missouri, but his condition is unclear, St Louis police say. The officer was shot in the arm,...

Japanese rescue teams have recovered thirty bodies from the peak of Mount Ontake, after Saturday's sudden volcanic eruption

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Japanese rescue teams have recovered thirty bodies from the peak of Mount Ontake, after Saturday's sudden volcanic eruption. The hikers were not breathing and their...