Chugging along on tractors, brigades of volunteers rode to the aid of regular firefighters battling a deadly blaze in northeastern Spain on Monday.
President Barack Obama paid emotional tribute Sunday to the victims and survivors of the Aurora cinema massacre, as the shaken US town held a tearful vigil for the 12 dead filmgoers.
Arab nations have called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to swiftly give up power as his troops launched a fresh assault on rebels in Damascus and the second city Aleppo.
A newlywed homosexual Frenchman is on a mission to prove that "being gay and Muslim is possible" after feeling forced for years to choose between his religion and sexuality.
Libya has taken an "important step forward" with this month's election results and the vote process showed the Libyan people's "commitment to democracy".
A third of the world's adults are physically inactive, and the couch potato lifestyle kills about five million people every year.
Egypt's health ministry said Sunday that rescue services had retrieved 10 bodies from under the rubble of an 11-storey building that collapsed a day earlier in the coastal city of Alexandria.
Syrian troops with tanks and helicopters slaughtered more than 150 people in a central village, rights activists said on Friday, prompting the opposition to call for urgent UN intervention.
People-smugglers have begun using the Australian navy as a collection service with asylum-seeker boats issuing distress calls even when they are not in trouble.
At least three people have died and 50,000 have been ordered to evacuate their homes as unprecedented rains pound the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu.
Quitting smoking leads to an average weight gain of four to five kilogrammes (nine to 11 pounds) in the first year -- "significantly" more than previously thought.
Brazil will breed huge numbers of genetically modified mosquitoes to help stop the spread of dengue fever, an illness that has already struck nearly 500,000 people this year nationwide.
Tens of thousands of people around the world whose computers were infected with malware may lose their Internet access Monday after the expiry of a US government fix.
Investigators Sunday launched a probe into possible negligence after devastating flash floods in southern Russia killed at least 171 people and President Vladimir Putin demanded officials explain the disaster.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai on Monday hailed international donors for pledging $16 billion in aid to the war-torn nation, but called for more help to clamp down on corruption.
Weak jobs data threw President Barack Obama on the defensive Friday, as Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney told America's middle class it did not have to put up with such misery.
Two people have died and 26 others have been infected by an outbreak of cholera in the city of Gao, northern Mali, a region occupied by hardline Islamist groups.
In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has given the world about five million new people since the first test tube baby was born in England 34 years ago.
All the traffic lights will be quipped with timers in Almaty, Akim (Mayor) of the city Akhmetzhan Yessimov says.
I used them in my apartment for a whole year. I put them in all rooms, but I haven't registered any saving: Majilis deputy Maira Aissina.
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