Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. Midwest appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans. But the presence of the viruses in North America has scientists scrambling to understand their potential long-term threat.
Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting US officials.
Ash from Chile's spewing Calbuco volcano threatened on Saturday (Apr 25) to spell travel misery in the region and beyond after it triggered the cancellation of domestic and international flights in several cities.
While the Chicago Bulls sought to finish off Milwaukee on Saturday (Apr 25), the Brooklyn Nets made sure their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series against Atlanta will go a little further.
Protesters returned to Baltimore's streets on Saturday (Apr 25) to vent outrage over the death of an African-American man from injuries he apparently sustained when taken into police custody two weekends ago.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to Indonesia on Saturday not to execute 10 prisoners, including two Australians, for drug-related crimes.
Citroen duo Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg led the Rally of Argentina on Saturday (Apr 25), but the race was overshadowed when six spectators were hurt after a car careered off the track.
Israeli security forces on Saturday (Apr 25) shot dead a Palestinian man who stabbed an officer in the West Bank hours after a knife-wielding teenager was killed at an east Jerusalem checkpoint.
Two Swedes who were abducted in 2013 by Al Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria were released on Friday, news agency TT reported on Saturday, quoting Sweden's Foreign Ministry and Palestine's ambassador to Sweden.
England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday (Apr 25).