A large but very deep 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit western Brazil Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.
Cabin staff at Lufthansa said Wednesday they would cancel a planned strike against the German airline this week to allow for negotiations to resolve a protracted contract dispute.
The Afghan army launched an operation Wednesday to rescue 18 hostages captured by the Taliban after their helicopter crash-landed in the north, as the private firm operating the aircraft said it was shot down.
Hundreds of firefighters battled a devastating "Armageddon-like" blaze for a second day in Australia on Thursday that has left two dead and at least 13 in hospital, with grave fears the death toll will rise.
A huge fire that swept through a crowded Manila shanty town has razed more than 800 homes, leaving thousands homeless after they were forced to flee for their lives from the towering flames, officials said Thursday.
A large magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck eastern Peru, though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the very deep temblor, the US Geological Survey reported Tuesday.
A bomb exploded on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis Tuesday and killed at least 14 people and wounded 11, the interior ministry said.
Pedalling a bicycle through a freezing blizzard, Rehman finally crosses the border between Russia and Norway where he hopes to be given asylum, half a world away from his home in Pakistan.