Friday August 28, 2015
Australian Paul Royle, one of the only two remaining survivors from World War II's daring "Great Escape" prison break, has died aged 101 in a Perth hospital.
Saturday August 15, 2015
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has said he would declare a state of emergency as the Cotopaxi volcano rumbled to life and prompted precautionary evacuation orders in several villages.
Friday May 22, 2015
Glaciers in part of Antarctica have started to thaw fast, adding to sea level rise that threatens coasts and cities from New York to Shanghai, a team of scientists has said.
Thursday April 02, 2015
California has announced sweeping state-wide water restrictions for the first time in history in order to combat the region's devastating drought, the worst since records began.
Wednesday April 01, 2015
At least nine people lost their lives after hurricane-force winds lashed northern Europe,
Tuesday March 24, 2015
An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps today, killing all 150 people on board, including 16 schoolchildren.
Thursday March 19, 2015
Arctic sea ice has set a new winter record by freezing to the smallest maximum extent in satellite records dating back to 1979 in new evidence of long-term climate change, US data has showed.
Tuesday March 10, 2015
Emergency legislation to ban the possession of certain drugs has been passed by the Dáil after possession of ecstasy, magic mushrooms and other new psychoactive drugs was made temporarily legal.
Saturday March 07, 2015
Two mummified bodies found on Mexico's highest peak appear to be embracing each other and are believed to be climbers who vanished after an avalanche in 1959, officials said.
Thursday March 05, 2015
Around 200 holiday skiers in the Italian Dolomites have been winched to safety after getting stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 130km an hour winds.