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A Canadian park ranger who survived a mauling by a grizzly bear that ripped off part of his scalp and half of his ear says he feels "blessed to be alive".
The future of America's abortion law is on the line as a ferocious battle looms over Donald Trump's latest nominee to sit on the US Supreme Court.
Scientists in Argentina have discovered the earliest-known "giant" dinosaur, revealing the evolution of gigantism began around 30 million years earlier than previously thought.
One of the 33 Chilean miners rescued after 70 days underground in 2010 says the trapped Thai schoolchildren can survive by staying positive.
The Trump administration has offered little indication of how it will reunite thousands of children separated from their families under the US president's immigration policies, heightening concern that the government could fail to comply with a federal judge's order to expedite the process.
As you would expect from documents meant to codify lofty ideals, constitutions around the world make repeated reference to "dignity."
US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is to retire, letting President Donald Trump nominate a successor who could create the most conservative court in generations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope that yesterday's visit to Moscow by US leader Donald Trump's national security adviser will help improve bilateral ties amid tensions between Moscow and the West.
The US Democratic Party's internal divisions were laid bare when establishment congressman Joe Crowley was ousted by a 28-year-old far-left political novice.
The clock is ticking for the Trump administration after a federal judge ordered the thousands of migrant children and parents who were forcibly separated at the Mexican border to be reunited within 30 days, and sooner for youngsters under five.
Diego Maradona's role as a paid ambassador for Fifa came under scrutiny yesterday following his boorish behaviour during Argentina's defeat of Nigeria on Tuesday.
The Trump administration has begun dismantling the sanctions relief granted to Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, following the US president's withdrawal from the international accord.
Donald Trump has hit back at Robert De Niro, calling him a "very low IQ individual", after the Oscar-winning actor's expletive-laden attack on the US president on live TV.
It's set to be the most acrimonious world summit in years, with President Donald Trump facing off against six other leaders in need of a standard-bearer.
US president Donald Trump's comments, made as he was departing for the annual G7 summit in Canada, have the potential to further upend talks with other leaders here. US intelligence officials believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, and part of this year's G7 summit was supposed to focus on protecting democracies from foreign meddling.
The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego Volcano rose to 62 last night, with rescuers expecting to find more bodies.
US President Donald Trump has reacted to US TV network ABC's decision to cancel Roseanne Barr's sitcom after she compared former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.
Georgia could be set to elect the first black female governor in US history after lawyer Stacey Abrams won the Democratic primary.
Donald Trump has accused the FBI of being involved in a scandal he branded "Spygate" following its reported use of a retired Cambridge University professor to glean information about whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russia.
The US trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, according to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Donald Trump has blamed China for Kim Jong-un's apparent change of heart over their face-to-face meeting as he attempted to bring North Korea back to the table.
Donald Trump yesterday conceded he did not know if his meeting with Kim Jong-un would go ahead after North Korean officials openly criticised his administration's demands.
Donald Trump might have had his lawyer pay other women who came forward claiming affairs with the president "if necessary", his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on Sunday.
As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of step with the broader electorate in November.
A PORN star who alleges she had an affair with Donald Trump is suing the US president for defamation after he attacked her claims in a tweet.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has given a list of almost four dozen questions to lawyers for President Donald Trump as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether Mr Trump (below) obstructed justice, according to a report published in 'The New York Times'.
US President Donald Trump alleged that former FBI director James Comey is guilty of leaking classified information to prompt a special counsel's appointment and he accused his own Justice Department of inaction in order to engage in a "witch hunt" against him.
The suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Nashville Waffle House was arrested yesterday.
Emmanuel Macron will today urge President Donald Trump to keep the United States engaged in Syria for the long run as the pair meet in the White House.
The sea of troubles battering Donald Trump is getting fiercer by the minute.
The day before Bill Cosby's chief accuser was to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial, a former model and TV personality gave jurors her own harrowing account of being drugged and raped by the comedy star in 1982.
On April 7 last year, the US armed forces fired 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase to punish Bashar al-Assad for his use of chemical weapons against his own citizens.
National Guard troops could be at the US-Mexico border later today after being ordered there by Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's allies fear the man leading the Russia investigation is zoning in on his tax returns and could be sacked as a result.
Amal Clooney has joined the legal team representing two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar, who are accused of possessing secret government papers.
A US court has rejected Saudi Arabia's request to throw out lawsuits claiming the Middle Eastern nation helped plan the 9/11 terror attacks.
Donald Trump's lawyer talked about pardoning two top former advisers as the Russian investigation was closing in, according to 'The New York Times'.
Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with Donald Trump, claims her years in the adult film industry will help her cope with the scrutiny after a much-anticipated interview.
They came from a place of heartbreak to claim their spot in history: hundreds of thousands of teenagers and supporters, rallying across the United States for tougher laws to fight gun violence.
Federal investigators yesterday scoured the home of the 23-year-old man they say was behind this month's deadly Texas bombing spree, seeking clues about what motivated Mark Conditt and whether anyone helped him build or plant his bombs.
When a bizarre 15cm skeleton was discovered buried in a leather pouch behind an abandoned church in the Atacama Desert of Chile in 2003, it baffled the world.
The family of the man thought to have terrorised Austin during a deadly month-long bombing spree have spoken of their devastation as police tried to understand how and why he went on his rampage.
US President Donald Trump was warned in briefing materials to refrain from congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election, but he did so anyway, a senior White House source has revealed.
Donald Trump took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation last night by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signalling a possible shift away from a strategy of co-operating with a probe that the US president believes is biased against him.
The Miami pedestrian bridge which collapsed on Thursday had undergone a "stress test" before it fell down, crushing cars on the road below and killing six people and injuring another 10, according to officials.
Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the former student accused of murdering 17 people in a shooting spree last month at a Parkland high school, according to a notice filed in court yesterday.
During a joke-filled monologue at a dinner with journalists, US President Donald Trump suggested the United States will be meeting with North Korea but has told Pyongyang it must first "denuke".
US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose new tariffs on EU cars as anxieties escalate over a possible trade war that he has said would be a good thing.
It was perhaps unfortunate that the crib card Donald Trump was holding when he met those affected by the Parkland shooting was spotted - and snapped - by Chip Somodevilla, a Getty Images photographer.
Matt Drudge announced his scoop with the level of understatement one would expect from the king of digital tabloid news. "TRUMP SET FOR SHOCK ANNOUNCEMENT," he tweeted from his own personal account, his keyboard's capital letter button held firmly down.
A former 'Playboy' model has gone public about her alleged affair with US President Donald Trump after she claims a magazine bought her story in order to bury it.
The former British spy behind a controversial dossier about Donald Trump's links with Russia has spent two days talking to a team of US investigators, it was reported yesterday.
The mysterious deaths of a Canadian billionaire and his wife shortly before Christmas are now being treated as murder, Toronto police announced yesterday.
The US couple who allegedly tortured and imprisoned their 13 children were Elvis fanatics, believed "God called on them" to give birth so many times and refused to let other family members speak to their children.
Venezuelan authorities killed five militants and arrested five others during a shootout with a rogue helicopter pilot who bombed the government last year.
Several women have made further claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour against James Franco in a 'Los Angeles Times' article.
Rescue workers yesterday searched for eight people missing after mudslides that ripped through a coastal southern California community, as the identities of some of the 17 who died in Tuesday's disaster began trickling out.
Former Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon has tried to withdraw his highly damaging comments against Donald Jnr that set Washington alight.
Donald Trump has launched legal action against his former adviser Steve Bannon as the pair's spectacular fallout over a controversial new book escalated.
North Korea called South Korea yesterday on a hotline that had previously remained dormant for two years, in a major diplomatic breakthrough that could pave the way towards future peace talks.
Miss America organisers have chosen a former winner to chair the board of directors for the first time, following a scandal over leaked emails that revealed how its chief executive ridiculed the intellect and sex lives of competitors.
In columns or commentary, one sometimes needs to simplify in order to save space. But here's my new year's resolution: in the coming 12 months, I will try to avoid the expressions 'far-right' and 'populist' whenever possible. They are catch-all adjectives, useful in describing a general phenomenon. But they are also euphemisms, and they disguise what's at stake.
Former US president Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast yesterday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media, and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside.
US Federal agents found four preserved foetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show.
Earth may well have been visited by UFOs, the former head of a secret US government programme has revealed.
Islanders who lost everything in Hurricane Irma in Barbuda are trying to block a government reform that they say will force them off their land and turn the sleepy Caribbean outpost into a ripe location for foreign developers.
On January 22, Kellyanne Conway defended the president's order that Sean Spicer, in his first appearance before the White House press corps, should feed reporters a whopping lie.
The US ambassador to the UN has said she is "taking names" of the countries that vote against America in a meeting called to censure President Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem.
America is drawing up plans for a "bloody nose" military attack on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons programme.