UPDATE 10am: US President Barack Obama has vowed to use all his power to make sure that shooting tragedies like the one that left 20 small children and six adults dead are not repeated.December 17, 2012, 5:09 am
A McDonald's worker who was fired for sprinkling too much chocolate on a friend's McFlurry has been handed £3,000 in compensation after taking on the fast-food giant.December 19, 2012, 7:54 am
Evidence of an ancient Mexican ritual of binding a person's skull have been revealed.December 19, 2012, 7:49 am
A woman trapped in a car in the middle of a fierce snowstorm for six days recorded a tearful goodbye to her 11-year-old twins.December 14, 2012, 8:12 am
Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and Naomi Watts are among a strong Australian presence among nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.December 14, 2012, 5:08 am
The festive season brings with it more and more warnings each year. This year, escalators are the subject of an awareness campaign.December 12, 2012, 11:10 am
British media have savaged Sydney radio's royal pranksters, with one commentator slamming their tearful television interviews as a “self-justifying sobfest”.December 11, 2012, 12:45 pm
The London hospital that treated Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine says the Australian radio station behind a prank call did not check with them before the hoax was broadcast.December 11, 2012, 7:08 am
A waiter at a California restaurant is facing the sack after describing three patrons as 'Fat Girls' on their bill.December 10, 2012, 7:27 am
A woman in Britain faces life in prison for murdering her son then setting him on fire because he struggled to learn the Koran.December 6, 2012, 8:17 am
An over-protective son has been jailed for life after killing his mother’s toyboy lover with a kitchen knife.December 5, 2012, 7:05 am
An American magician is recuperating after a television host set his head on fire with a flammable liquid.December 5, 2012, 6:20 am
A Chinese man has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of murder, rape and organised prostitution in an horrific case in which he held women in a dungeon under his basement.December 4, 2012, 8:19 am
Dolphins. Loveable, playful creatures. Flipper and all that, right? Well, not for one young girl at Florida's SeaWorld in Orlando.December 3, 2012, 6:33 am
Just hours after reality TV star Kim Kardashian gushed about her impressions of Bahrain, riot police fired tear gas to disperse more than 50 hardline Islamic protesters denouncing her presence in the Gulf kingdom.December 2, 2012, 8:50 am
Tens of thousands of people have packed Tahrir Square to protest against a power grab by Mohamed Morsi, piling pressure on Egypt’s Islamist president as he faces his most divisive crisis since coming to power in June.November 28, 2012, 6:56 am
A Dubai court has sentenced an Irish man and British woman to three months in jail for an intimate tryst in the back of a taxi.November 23, 2012, 8:00 am
A Czech-born woman in England has been fined and found guilty of racially abusing her New Zealand-born neighbour a “stupid fat Australian bitch”.November 22, 2012, 7:32 am
Witnesses say masked gunmen have publicly killed six suspected collaborators with Israel at a busy Gaza City intersection.November 21, 2012, 8:16 am
'Ladies and gentlemen, is there a pilot on the plane?'November 21, 2012, 7:06 am
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