An eight-year-old boy has been handed over to Spain's child protection services after he was found curled up in a suitcase as a woman attempted to smuggle him across the border from Morocco.
An undersea volcano about 480km off Oregon's coast has been spewing lava for the past seven days, giving researchers unique insight into a hidden ocean hot spot.
Yemeni children, forced to flee their family homes, due to ongoing air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, take shelter in an underground water tunnel in Sanaa on Thursday.
The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury ended its four-year tour with a crash landing on Thursday. Nasa's Messenger plunged from orbit as planned and slammed into the sun's closest planet at about 14,081km/h, creating a crater an estimated 16 metres across.
Thousands of protesters marched against police violence in US cities from New York to Boston, as troops stood by in Baltimore to enforce a curfew imposed after civil unrest over the death of a 25-year-old black man in police custody.
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.