Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark - the newest and rarest species found off the US coast.
A California resident has his swimming pool demolished as the US state suffers from a devastating drought. Beverly Hills approved stricter water restrictions on Tuesday, including bans on filling new swimming pools and US$1,000 fines for water violations.
Exactly one century ago today, German troops opened the taps on a line of chlorine tanks to send a poisonous cloud drifting across no-man's-land and into the trenches of the Allies during the first world war.
The last person to shoot an American president now lives much of the year like any average Joe: shopping, eating out and watching movies.
Michael Blumenthal was 13 when his family fled Berlin and the Nazis in 1939, boarding the Japanese passenger liner Haruna Maru to sail to Shanghai - the only city that would admit Jews without visas.
A hospital in Houston, Texas says a woman has given birth to five girls in what it believes is the first set of all-female quintuplets born in the US.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield is taking music to intergalactic heights with the first album written and recorded in space.
Bear family roams Alaska neighbourhood, tears through rubbish
Aerial image taken from a video provided by WFTV (top) shows the scene after a deadly crash at the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The full-scale reproduction of frescos found at the cave of Pont-D'Arc, also known as the Chauvet cave, displayed in Vallon Pont D'Arc.