Where there had been stillness and dignity - two Canadian soldiers standing ram-rod straight by a war memorial in silent honour to their fallen comrades - now there was motion and pain.
The Canadian parliament's 58-year-old head of security is being hailed as a hero after shooting dead the gunman who stormed the building.
With the closest known US cases of Ebola diagnosed about 260km away in Dallas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances.
Police guarding Spain's borders with Morocco are being ordered to take care to prevent injuries when tackling migrants who scramble over the fences into Spanish territory, after evidence of abuse...
Thousands of people have staged a protest in Isfahan, Iran top tourist destination, demanding authorities stop acid attacks on young women that have sparked horror and outrage.
Gunfire echoed through the halls of the Canadian parliament as police swarmed in to tackle a gunman who had shot dead a soldier outside before storming the building.
Four former guards at security firm Blackwater have been convicted by a court in the United States of the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American...
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Switzerland is to stop issuing special work permits for foreign strippers who hail from countries such as Russia, the Dominican Republic and Thailand.
After a top-level sacking, harsh words from the artist's son, delays and a huge budget overrun, Paris' Picasso museum reopens its doors tomorrow amid the fallout from a fraught US$71 million...
The author of a song intended to boost the anti-EU UK Independence Party before British elections next year said he was withdrawing the track from sale after racism allegations.
Many domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates say their employers beat them with sticks or cables, punch and slap them, and there's little they can do because they are excluded from the...
A man is in police custody after climbed over a fence into the White House grounds, where he was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by the dogs of uniformed Secret Service agents.
Strains of tuberculosis that resist most drugs used to treat them are spreading across the former Soviet Union and pose a serious global threat, doctors warn.
Doctors could no longer detect Ebola in a nurse who flew across the United States and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said.
An ancient leg bone found on the bank of a Siberian river has helped scientists work out when early humans interbred with the Neanderthals.
A bus-sized dinosaur portrayed as a killer based on fearsome claws unearthed 49 years ago was really a toothless, gentle plodder, palaeontologists reported after new fossil evidence.
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers agreed on Wednesday to send much-needed reinforcements to fellow Kurds battling to stop the key Syrian border town of Kobane from falling into the hands of Islamic State (...
A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested by officers, a Secret Service spokesman said.
A Mexican mayor and his wife were “probable masterminds” behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the southwest, the country’s attorney general said on Wednesday.
The so-called "U visa", which the US grants undocumented immigrants who are victims of violent crime and who help try to catch the perpetrators, allows the recipient to live and work in the US for...
It was the kind of test few judges ever have to face: the South African High Court's Thokozile Masipa, former "tea girl" and crime reporter, faced the job of redeeming her widely criticised...
A second ship is joining the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean, with Malaysia's defence minister expressing confidence the plane would be found.
The United States has ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola by requiring travellers from three countries at the centre of the West African epidemic to fly into one of five major airports...
In his final hours, Christophe de Margerie was doing what was expected of any modern chief executive in representing the company in the globe's farthest-flung destinations.
Former editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee, who oversaw reporting on the Watergate scandal that brought down US president Richard Nixon, has died. He was 93.
The Senate race in North Carolina is on track to be the most expensive congressional contest in United States history, likely to surpass a staggering US$100 million while featuring two candidates...
Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, who has won this year's Sakharov human rights prize, has been dubbed "Doctor Miracle" for helping tens of thousands of gang rape victims in the Congo.