At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him.
In a shocking incident, an infant died of suffocation after her 25-year-old mother allegedly put her in a plastic bag and hid in desk drawer minutes after giving birth inside office bathroom in the US state of Michigan.
Malaysian police said they arrested on Sunday 12 suspected Islamic militants who were plotting attacks in the country just as it prepares to host a Southeast Asian summit.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials.
As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.
The Nepalese capital resembled a city pummelled by multiple bomb explosions on Sunday as the extent of the devastation caused by the powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake became clear.
Pakistan's military intelligence agencies will investigate the murder of a human rights activist, shot after she hosted a talk on disappearances and killings in Baluchistan province where the army is fighting separatists, the military said on Saturday.
Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.
At least 22 climbers have died near the base camp of Mt Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after avalanches triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a part of the camp on the world's highest peak.
The 7.9-magnitude quake that struck Nepal not only exacted a terrible human toll, it damaged or destroyed several of the country’s centuries-old temples and UNESCO heritage sites.
The ripples of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal were also felt on social media, where some were left red faced thanks to their insensitive posts on Twitter and Facebook.
Rescue workers dug through piles of rubble with their bare hands to pull out bodies on Sunday after a massive earthquake devastated the Kathmandu Valley, killing nearly 2,000 and flattening infrastructure, homes and historic sites.
Though scientists had warned of the high probability of a massive earthquake in Nepal, the devastation caused by the 7.9-magnitude temblor was greater because of unplanned urbanisation and the failure of authorities to put in place measures to mitigate the damage.
The earthquake of 7.9 magnitude that jolted Nepal on Saturday may have felt like a terrifying ‘here-and-now’ event, but its origins go back some 50 million years— it was caused by the same seismic forces that produced the Himalayas, the world’s tallest mountain range, experts say.
It’s actually an old story, but hit the headlines for the number of migrants who drowned: various accounts put the figure at least at 800, if not more. They were on a dangerous journey for a better life, seeking a destination that turned out to be too far.