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A grand jury has decided not to indict two Cleveland police officers over the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Tamir was carrying a pellet gun when rookie patrolman Timothy Loehmann opened fire...

More than 100 people have been killed after a gas tanker truck exploded at a crowded gas plant in Nigeria.It happened as people lined up to refill gas cylinders in time for cooking Christmas meals in Nnewi,...

Firefighters in Australia are struggling to control bushfires that have destroyed dozens of homes in the state of Victoria. The fires, which have hit one of Australia’s most important tourist areas,...

A Massachusetts teenager has been convicted of raping and killing his high school maths teacher.Jurors returned the guilty verdict against Philip Chism on Tuesday over the 2013 murder of 24-year-old Colleen...

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said Muslims will always be welcome on his social network.His comments follow remarks by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who has been widely criticised this week...

A Denver police officer was in critical but stable condition after he was shot multiple times during a traffic stop on Tuesday on the city’s northwest side that also left a suspect wounded and put...

A US Marine has been sentenced to between six and 12 years in prison for killing a Filipino transgender woman in a hotel room. A Philippines court convicted Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton of the...

Three members of the same family were killed and a 12-year-old girl wounded after a man opened fire in their Ohio home.Sergeant Rich Weiner said the victims have been identified as John Anderson II, 31;...

Two men have been charged over the death of a pastor’s pregnant wife, who was shot in the head during a home burglary.Larry Taylor, 18, and Jalen Watson, 21, are charged with murder, burglary and...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an investigation into claims the country’s athletes have been part of a systematic doping programme. Putin was speaking for the first time since a World...