Two Americans - a doctor and one healthcare worker - have been infected with the virus, which is said to be the largest outbreak in history. A high-profile Liberian doctor died after he was infected.

More fatalities in ongoing Ebola outbreak

The deadly Ebola virus is becoming more of a threat as two Americans - a doctor and one healthcare worker - have been...

A grandmother foiled a robbery attempt and is said to gain her strength from nightly dance classes.

Grandmother thwarts robbery attempt with her line dancing skills

Forget martial arts. Line dancing may very well be what you need to defend yourself (and your business).

A Chinese ...

Man feared losing his fingers after accident

The carpenter stood dumbfounded as the powerful automated table saw cut through his left hand.

Mr Li Yuan Jun's hand was a bloodied mess within...

Man turns his father in for dog abuse

His pleas to his 69-year-old father to stop ill-treating the family's two dogs went unheeded.

When the son, who is in his 30s, saw a video of his father beating the pets, he decided that...

Wildlife count down at zoo

M'sian zoo's 190 wildlife fell to illness, thieves and er, privatisation?

A Malaysian zoo's wildlife count is down.

The likely culprits: Death, thieves and, ahem, privatisation.

Ayer Keroh state assemblyman Khoo Poay Tiong claimed a total of 189 animals...

 A Malaysian expert examines a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines MH17 during its handover from pro-Russian separatists, in Donetsk

Ukraine: Black boxes show MH17 shot down

Analysis of the black boxes recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 show shrapnel from a rocket explosion caused it to crash, a Ukrainian security official said on Monday.


Members of the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry gather and place bodies at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region

Explosions force MH17 forensics team to turn back

Dutch and Australian forensic investigators on their way to the MH17 crash site had to turn back, after explosions in the area.

Justice ministry spokeswoman Sentina van der Meer told AFP: “...

Teen sexually assaulted by schoolmates

Bullies tied girl to tree, then do sick act...

It's every parent's nightmare: Bullies sexually assaulting their helpless child - on school grounds.

Now Australian police are investigating the incident, which allegedly took place in 2011...

Threat of nuclear war?

N Korea threatens nuclear strike

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon, accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.


A ball of spikes

WATCH What happens when hedgehog's tickled pink

The hedgehog's spikes tell you one thing: Stay away!

But this cute little critter called Marutaro has other ideas.

Watch what happens when he's tickled pink.

Ah, pure bliss!...