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Oscar Pistorius injured in prison fight over phone
Oscar Pistorius has been injured after getting involved in a prison fight.
New Year's Eve security tightened after botched NYC bomb attack
Security preparations for New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square will be altered following a botched suicide bombing in a subway tunnel, the city's counterterrorism chief has said.
MS-13: The violent gang targeting rich US suburbia in Long Island
Long Island is home to some of the most expensive real estate in America. It is also a stronghold for one of the world's most dangerous gangs.
World faces 'last best chance' to avoid war with North Korea, US general warns
US national security adviser HR McMaster has said the international community is facing its "last best chance" to avoid military confrontation over North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
EU must take 'urgent action' to stop Rohingya being 'wiped out', MEPs warn
Members of the European Parliament have called for immediate action to end "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar.
US ambassador: Trump's Twitter attack on May 'misinterpreted'
A diplomatic row over Donald Trump's Britain First retweets is threatening to break out again after a top US diplomat claimed the President was "misinterpreted".
New Zealand bans vaginal mesh over safety fears
New Zealand has banned the use of vaginal mesh for the repair of prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
Just 10 rivers carry 90% of plastic polluting the oceans
Just 10 rivers are carrying 90% of the plastic entering the oceans, a study has found.
Oumuamua: Mysterious interstellar object probed for signs of alien life
Astronomers are to scan a huge cigar-shaped interstellar object for signs of alien life, amid claims it could be some kind of artefact.
Disruption sparks energy price surge just as cold snap bites
Oil and gas prices have surged after an explosion in Austria and disruption to supplies from the North Sea hit the energy market, just as a cold snap drives up demand.