Cockroach Which Survives Cold Found In New York
A new breed of cockroach that can withstand cold temperatures and had never been seen before in the US has moved to New York.
Prince Harry's South Pole Race Is Off
A race to the South Pole featuring Prince Harry has been abandoned due to harsh conditions.
Iraq Deaths: UK Troops To Face 11 Inquiries
British troops are facing 11 separate inquiries into their conduct in Iraq following a ruling by the High Court, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.
Central African Republic: France's Ultimatum
The French military may be back in force in the Central African Republic (CAR) but French influence has been present since the former colony became independent in 1960.
Snow Storm Brings Misery To Much Of US
A powerful storm has dropped snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic and the East Coast, blanketing some NFL playing fields and forcing thousands of flights to be cancelled.
Aron Ralston: '127 Hours' Adventurer Arrested
The adventurer whose harrowing tale of amputating his own forearm after getting trapped in a canyon became a Hollywood film has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
Indonesia: Seven Dead In Train Crash Fireball
At least seven people have been killed in Indonesia after a commuter train collided with a truck carrying fuel and exploded into a fireball.
Obama Mentions Area 51 In Awards Event Joke
Barack Obama has joked he may have been the first US president to mention Area 51 in public, at a White House honours event attended by UFO fanatic Shirley MacLaine.
US Tech Giants Demand Restrictions On Spying
The world's leading technology companies have called on the US to impose limits on surveillance after revelations of extensive snooping by the National Security Agency.
North Korea: Kim Jong-Un's Uncle Purged
The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been expelled from the government for a string of alleged crimes including double-dealing, womanising and drug-taking.
Paul Walker: Memorial For Fast & Furious Star
The sound of high-performance cars filled the air as thousands paid tribute to Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash.
Mandela: South Africa Awaits World Leaders
South Africa is preparing for the arrival of scores of world leaders as the official mourning continues for Nelson Mandela.