: United Nations Chief Ban Ki Moon at the Iraqi central shrine city of Najaf.

UN chief condemns Israeli shelling of UN school in Gaza

UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon has strongly condemned a deadly Israeli shell attack on a United Nations school in Gaza.

The compound in Beit Hanoun was being used as a shelter for...

CGames: Queen photobombs Aussie athletes' selfie

Queen Elizabeth II inadvertently photo-bombed two Australian athletes' selfie at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.


Ryanair crew share their heartfelt feelings for the victims of MH17.

Gallery: Flight crews show support for MH17

Air crews from all over the world are showing their support on social media for the victims of MH17.

They have posted pictures with messages that include a simple card that says MH17, RIP...

Air Algerie flight crashed, officials confirm

An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.

There were few clear...

Parents of children killed in MH17 crash say living in ‘hell beyond hell’

The family of three Australian children killed on board Malaysia Airlines flight​ MH17 has described how they are living in a “hell beyond hell” as they struggle to deal with their loss.


Air Algerie loses contact with plane over west Africa

Air Algerie said it lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft bound for Algiers nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday .

A company source told AFP that the missing...

Joseph Wood is pictured in this undated handout booking photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Botched execution took almost two hours

America’s death penalty debate raged Thursday after it took nearly two hours for Arizona to execute a prisoner who lost a Supreme Court battle...

Cyclist flies through air, lands on feet after being hit by car

A car collided with a bicycle, sending the cyclist flying through the air.

Amazingly, the rider landed on the car, slid down the bonnet and landed on his feet.

The cyclist had just...

Ms Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag (right) is assisted by Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli (left) as she arrives with her children Maya and Martin next to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (back. left) and his wife Agnese (back, left) at the Cia

Sudanese woman in death-for-apostasy case flees to Italy

A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday on an Italian government plane, officials...

A convoy of hearses, bearing remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash, are escorted along the A27 highway by military police near Nieuwegein.

Victims of MH17 return to Netherlands

Dozens more bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are set to arrive in the Netherlands on Thursday, as the EU prepares to hit Russia with fresh sanctions.