Five people were killed and five police officers wounded on Friday (Feb 15) when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, police said.
A two-year-old boy who went missing in woods in western Japan has been found unharmed after three days alone, apparently surviving on river water as volunteers hunted desperately for him.
About 30 were killed after a motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday (Aug 14) over the northern Italian port city of Genoa in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy".
North and South Korea agreed on Monday (Aug 13) to hold a summit in the North in September, another step towards boosting cooperation between the old rivals, even as doubts grow over efforts to end the North's nuclear weapons programme.
At least 14 people are dead and 162 injured after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Sunday (Jul 29) struck the popular tourist destination of Lombok in Indonesia, the country's disaster mitigation agency said.
Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number feared dead after a partly built hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed after heavy rain, state media and contractors said on Tuesday (Jul 24).
Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number believed dead after the collapse of a hydropower dam in southeast Laos, state media reported Tuesday (Jul 24).
Two people including the gunman are dead and 13 wounded in Toronto after a shooting Sunday (Jul 22) in the bustling Greektown neighborhood, adding to concern about gun violence in Canada's largest city.
At least three people were killed and more are feared trapped after an under-construction building collapsed onto a residential complex outside Delhi, officials said Wednesday (Jul 18).
All 12 boys from the "Wild Boar" football team and their coach were rescued on Tuesday evening (Jul 10) from a flooded Thai cave complex where they had been trapped for more than two weeks.
A deafening applause broke among a troop of journalists on Sunday night (Jul 8) in Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai when its former governor Narongsak Osottanakorn, the man leading one of the most watched rescue operations in the world, finished his first sentence at a press conference.
Thai authorities 13 foreign divers and five SEALs went in at 10am (local time) on Sunday (Jul 8) to rescue a dozen boys and their football coach who have been trapped in Tham Luang cave since Jun 23.
A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong wind and high temperatures tore through homes north of Los Angeles late on Friday (Jul 6), forcing thousands of residents to evacuate.
At least 45 people are missing as torrential rains that have killed 11 people pounded western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million people evacuated from their homes.
A former Thai military diver involved in operations to rescue 12 boys trapped in a cave in northern Thailand has died, said Chiang Rai deputy governor Passakorn Boonyaluck on Friday (July 6).
Britain demanded answers from Russia on Thursday (Jul 5) after a couple was exposed to the same nerve agent used on a former Russian spy and his daughter in an attempted murder blamed on Moscow.
Twelve boys and their football coach found alive after 10 days trapped deep inside a flooded cave will have to bear their ordeal for a while longer, as rescuers work out an exit plan, the governor of Chiang Rai province said on Tuesday (Jul 3).