Two New York City police officers have been killed by a lone gunman as they sat in their parked patrol car in broad daylight.
A woman has been charged with the murder of eight children at a house in Cairns, northern Australia, police have said.
Foreign students could be forced to leave the UK after their courses finish under tough new rules being considered by the Home Secretary, reports say.
When Amanda Rabbow describes the hours she fought for her life in the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004, it is as if she is back in the wave again.
Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore has expressed his interest in signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.
A round-up of the latest stories from the world of sport - brought to you from the Sky Sports News HQ.
Manchester United were prevented from recording a seventh straight Premier League victory as they were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Manchester City moved level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League after beating Crystal Palace 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
Northampton edged out Leicester 23-19 at Franklin's Gardens as Saints captain Dylan Hartley was sent-off for elbowing an opponent in the face and could now miss the start of England's Six Nations campaign.
Alastair Cook says it will take him a long time to get over his removal as England's one-day captain.
North Korea says it can prove it had nothing to do with the cyber-attack on Sony and proposes a joint investigation with the US.
Screenings of the comedy Team America: World Police have been cancelled in some US theatres after Sony dropped the release of The Interview amid threats.
The billionaire creator of the computer game Minecraft has reportedly won a bidding war for a Beverly Hills mansion which Beyonce and Jay Z had their eyes on.
X Factor judge Mel B has spoken of having a "big row" with her husband, amid reports she has walked out on him.
Daniel Craig has taken to the water in London to shoot the first scenes for the 24th James Bond film, Spectre.
More than four decades after the first British female pilot took to the skies in a commercial airliner, there are still few women choosing flying as a career. But why are there so few female pilots?
The energy industry's leading trade association is to wait until after the General Election before appointing a new chief executive amid intense political scrutiny of the sector.
Flood victims in Somerset say they are facing insurance quotes of tens of thousands of pounds to protect their homes from future flooding.
Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has seen its share price plunge almost 10%, after revealing losses of more than $1m a day.
A cyclist had a lucky escape when he was run over by a large lorry in China.
A dog has been credited with saving the life of its owner after nudging him and alerting him to a fire inside his California home.
A letter from a nine-year-old boy to the Chinese President advising him to "lose some weight" has been censored in China.
Video has captured the moment a parish council meeting descended into a brawl after a row over allotments.
A wingsuit flyer has pulled off the world's first air-to-ground high five - coming within metres of the ground as he flew through a giant model hand.
A 10-hour drive northeast of Beijing, China's Liaoning Province is frigid and bleak at this time of year.
Police have shot dead a man who stabbed three officers in a police station in central France.