A fifty-one-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering ashes in North Cornwall.
Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say.
Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a "popularity contest".
A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.
As he considers a White House run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's third trip abroad in recent months provides an opportunity to build his foreign policy resume and test whether he has the temperament for the world stage.
Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year.
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he knows his "worth" as he prepares for contract talks with Mercedes.
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.
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Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.
Senate hearings on whether to confirm Ashton Carter as President Obama’s pick to be the new Defense secretary are set to begin next week, amid widespread, military-related challenges around the globe.
The Republican-led House is set to begin February with a vote to repeal ObamaCare, making clear that trying to dismantle the health-care law remains a top priority.
All children in England will need to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.
New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.
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Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.