Australian spiders may live happily in the bush, but a new study has found that at least one of the species also thrives on city life and grows bigger in urban areas.
Two European Galileo satellites launched by a Russian-built rocket on Friday (aug 22) from French Guiana have not reached their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said on Saturday.
A Chinese independent film festival was closed by authorities on its opening day, organisers said Saturday (Aug 23), the latest sign that free expression is being increasingly targeted in the tightly-controlled country.
The first lorries from Moscow's controversial aid convoy to rebel-held parts of Ukraine began returning to Russia on Saturday (Aug 23), OSCE monitors said.
An Israeli air strike hit a house in central Gaza before dawn on Saturday (Aug 23) killing five family members, including two women and two children, Palestinian medics said.
The Philippines said Saturday (Aug 23) it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and Liberia amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.
Pakistani officials on Saturday (Aug 23) accused Indian troops of killing two civilians in "unprovoked firing" across the border in its eastern province of Punjab.
Two civilians were killed Saturday (Aug 23) apparently by artillery fire in Donetsk, the main separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine, an AFP reporter witnessed.
A police officer in Missouri was suspended Friday (Aug 22) after he used Facebook to lash out at protesters condemning the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 42 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses in a search for survivors.