The official death toll of the earthquake and its aftershocks in the Indonesian island of Lombok is 259. The initial earthquake on 5 August measured 6.9 on the Richter scale.
Per court documents filed on 8 August, the two men on trial for abducting 11 children in the US state of New Mexico were training at least some of the youths to use firearms.
With a wide-ranging new memoir, 'Run For Your Life' under his belt, the former Australian Foreign Minister discusses the impact of Trump, the rise of China and the potentially calamitous impact of climate change.
The Californian wildfires are more than ten times the size of the entire city of Paris and officials fear they may not be extinguished until September.
The object was discovered back in 2016 but it has now been described as a 'rogue planet' after scientists determined it was moving on its own, without an orbiting star.
The ruling overrides a previous settlement between the US government and Texan organisation Defense Distributed that made it legal to post 3D printable gun plans on the internet.
The tourism giant will no longer sell holiday packages to animal parks that keep killer whales, including Seaworld, Florida and Loro Parque, Tenerife.
Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have announced that the US and EU will work together to avoid a potentially ruinous trade war.
187 people are reported to be injured after the wildfires which forced many people in the resort town of Mati to flee into the sea.
The flood has killed several people and displaced thousands, with the death toll likely to rise.
Satellite images of the Sohae station in the Northwest of the country seem to show the facility being dismantled.
The new drug, Krintafel (Tafenoquine), may be an important step towards eliminating the mosquito-borne disease.
The Parker Probe will undertake the closest ever observation of the Earth's sun.
The Alphabet CEO and Google co-founder has been unveiled as one of the strategic backers of OPENER, a Silicon Valley startup with ambitious plans for a flying car like personal aircraft.
The Tesla CEO and futurist made the pledge in a Twitter exchange on 11 July.
If it was a Hollywood movie you wouldn't believe it, but the rescue mission widely seen by experts as nearly impossible has come to a successful end with all 12 boys and their coach now out of the caves.
The eight rescued youths are all recuperating in a hospital in Chiang Rai and are said to be in reasonable health.
Plans to rescue the remaining boys are temporarily on hold as rescuers replenish air tanks in the cave system.
Dan Hunter's acclaimed regional Victorian restaurant has again taken top spot in Australia's Top Restaurants' annual survey of the nation's finest dining establishments.
Food has now been taken into the caves for the trapped youths but they may have to remain underground for months until flood water recedes and allows them to leave safely.
The German Chancellor has agreed to a political deal which will see the country tighten its borders to asylum seekers.
The young soccer team and its assistant coach have been located by divers after a marathon search effort.
Bans on plastic bags came into effect in two Australian states on 1 July 2018, with major retailers also voluntarily opting to remove single-use plastic bags from stores.
Four nations had brought a complaint to the WTO that Australia's mandated plain packaging violated trade laws, but the WTO has rejected this, clearing the way for other countries to introduce similar legislation.
The US President aims to establish a new branch of the military to be known as ‘Space Force’.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has uncovered carbon molecules, key materials for life to exist on the planet.
The death toll of Sunday’s eruption has reached 62 with many others still missing.
After repeated warnings to address unacceptable pollution levels, six countries must now answer to the European Court of Justice.
Volkswagen's former CEO is squarely in the sights of the US Justice Department and German prosecutors, after being indicted on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud.
A combination of violent wind gusts, dust clouds and smashing thunderstorms are devastating India, and it is only the beginning according to meteorologists.
South Korea has requested the United Nations use its expertise to verify the closure of North Korea's nuclear test site Punggye-ri.
Elon Musk could be worth up to $50 billion more in 2028, as Tesla's shareholders agree to an eye-watering incentive package that will vest only if he hits a number of ambitious financial targets.
It is another blow to conservation efforts, but hope remains that Sudan's genetic material will one day lead to the reproduction of the northern white rhino.
Residents of an upstate New York town are concerned about the energy consumption of cryptocurrency miners, and council has responded with a moratorium on new applications.
Stargazers stayed up late across the globe in the hope of taking the perfect photo of the rare lunar phenomenon.
Pierre Agnes's empty boat washed ashore in south-west France, after he told port authorities a thick fog was preventing his return.
Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler have financed tests exposing humans and monkeys to dangerous gases.
Thousands of people in Alaska and British Columbia evacuated their homes to find higher ground or head inland as the tsunami sirens sounded, but the official warnings have since been lifted.
The last three years have been the hottest ever, and experts warn we are creating an "inhospitable planet".
A game reserve body in Namibia has produced a tongue-in-cheek video promoting the nation as the number one "s***hole country" in Africa.
The auto-maker that it will increase its investment in the electric vehicle market from $4.5 billion to $11 billion.
The Murdoch estate, worth $30 million in 2013, is in imminent danger as the California wildfires close in on the playground of the rich and famous.