An attack on the Canadian government has shocked the nation as a soldier has been reportedly shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. The soldier reportedly died while in hospital [UPDATED]
Tasmanian devils are known for their feisty temperament, but this wasn't enough to save one of the little creatures from a cruel death at the hands of a stranger who crushed its skull with a slab of asphalt.
While the Obama administration scrambles to block U.S. companies from headquartering abroad to save in taxes, the state of Massachusetts just granted a $566.6 million subway contract to a Chinese company.
In 2004, American citizen Fahad Hashmi, raised in Flushing, New York since the age of three, let a "friend of a friend" crash at his apartment in London. Fahad was in graduate school, and the acquaintance asked to stay for a couple of weeks.
France's prime minister called Wednesday for the creation of a new "progressive" party or alliance of parties, a bold move that would seek to plug divisions tearing the ruling Socialists apart.
LGBT marriage equality has arrived in the 'Equality State.' Wyoming on Tuesday became the 32nd US state to legalize same-sex marriage, joining six other mostly conservative states which have done so this month.
A South Carolina Republican vying for a U.S. congressional seat apparently believes gays and lesbians should be kept out of the light, never given any water and most importantly, never fed after midnight; they are "gremlins" after all.
The crook thought he had gotten away with stealing $64,000 out of the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's disease. To avoid prosecution, he pretended to be quadriplegic and comatose for the past two years. Then he went to Tesco.
One of the greatest successes in modern times has been the discovery of antibiotics. But there is a down-side to this success. The overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has the potential of becoming a global public health threat.
It seemed as though one of the biggest unsolved crimes in British legal history finally had a likely culprit, but now it has been revealed that the DNA analysis identifying a killer has been badly flawed.
The mother of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend said Wednesday she did not want "revenge", a day after the disgraced South African athlete began serving a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.
15:55 GMT - The attack comes just one day after Canada raised its national "terrorism" alert. One man has been shot dead inside Parliament, after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the War Memorial in downtown Ottawa.
A creamy controversy has reared its head in Switzerland Wednesday after the Swiss retailer Migros supplied a range of coffee cream pots, with the faces of both Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini on the labels, to local coffee shops and restaurants.
Cuban nurses and doctors headed to Liberia and Guinea Wednesday to help the fight against Ebola, as the death toll from the outbreak neared 4,900 and countries raced to get experimental vaccines ready for "real-world use".