Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82.
A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from a hurricane that churned passed Hawaii over the weekend.
Health officials have released new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.
The Canadian Forces allows transgender people to serve, but in the U.S., Pentagon rules prohibit transgender members.
U.S. meteorologists say 2014 is on track to break the record for the hottest year on record after a monthly temperature record was broken for the fourth time in five months.
The Mizoram Football Association says a 23-year-old Indian soccer player has died after injuring his spine while celebrating a goal with somersaults.
The World Trade Organization has ruled that U.S. country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules discriminate against exports from Canada and Mexico.
The bodies of seven women have now been found in northwestern Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman who was found strangled at a motel and leading investigators to least three other bodies, authorities said Monday.
Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.
Turkey is helping with the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to Kobani to aid Syrian Kurds defending the town against ISIS militants, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says.
The second child of Prince William and his wife Kate is due to be born in April, his office has announced.
The World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of Ebola after a 42-day period with no new cases.
About 10 million people died of communicable diseases around the world in 2010. If WHO projections are accurate, and the epidemic continues at their projected rate for another six months, Ebola could rank number six.
Japan's trade and justice ministers both resigned Monday after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.
Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday, facing the challenges of rebooting a slowing economy and working with a potentially hostile opposition that has already landed some early blows against his administration.
The U.S. military says it airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.
Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.
Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday afternoon after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which for several days had been churning dangerously close by.
Matt Ficarra has been paralyzed from the chest down since an accident three years ago, but that didn't stop him from walking down the aisle at his wedding.