An appeal to help the survivors of the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami has been launched by the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).
Aberdeen aid worker tells “harrowing” tales of Myanmar survivors – but international aid is saving lives
The Bangladeshi city of Cox’s Bazar has become one of the many pivotal points of the international relief effort to help thousands of men, women and children fleeing Myanmar.
Trading standards officers have warned residents on the Western Isles to avoid a Fifa World Cup online lottery scam letter that is circulating in the region.
One person is reported dead and others injured after an out-of-control car crashed in New York’s Times Square.
A dramatic image of the final moment of a US war photographer's life before she was killed in an explosion has been released by the American military.
Borussia Dortmund have announced a bomb exploded on their team bus before tonight’s Champions League match against Monaco.
Multiple deaths after plane crashes into Australian shopping centre: Pictures show aftermath at scene
An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing holiday have been killed after their charter plane crashed into a shopping mall in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, shortly after take-off.
California has been battered by storms recently, which has caused a whole host of problems for the area.
VIDEO: Volunteers band together to try and save a new pod of whales stranded on a beach in New Zealand
Volunteers in New Zealand managed to refloat about 100 surviving pilot whales, hoping they will swim back out to sea after more than 400 of them swam aground at a remote beach on Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island.
Russian emergency services raced to a barn in the Siberian region of Tomsk to save hundred of pigs caught in a fire. The video shows 26 brave firefighters saving around 200 pigs and piglets by carrying them out in their arms and passing them along a line.
Donald Trump becomes US President and declares: ‘This American carnage stops right here and stops right now’
US President Donald Trump told Americans he will “rebuild our country” and change the course taken by the world “for many, many years to come”.
Protests against Donald Trump were held across Scotland ahead of his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.
Donald Trump has been sworn in as the new president of the United States of America. Follow events live here on The Press and Journal as things unfold.
As Barack Obama’s presidency draws to a close, what will he do next? Just in case he is unsure of what to do with all his new-found spare time, we’ve compiled a list of our top suggestions. You’re welcome, Barack.
We’re all wondering what Donald Trump will actually do after his inauguration today.
Six Britons have died in a minibus crash in Saudi Arabia on their way back from a pilgrimage to Mecca.
George HW Bush has been admitted to an intensive care unit to address a respiratory problem from pneumonia, according to a spokesman for the former US president.
A 12-year-old New York City boy has been accused of pulling a gun on a classmate and demanding that she give him her chicken nugget.
A search and rescue team in Utah had – quite literally – a mountain to climb when they set out to save poor Mary the dog from a cliff ledge where she was apparently stranded.
A lone shooter has opened fire at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale international airport, killing five people and injuring eight before he was taken into custody, officials said.
Screen icon Carrie Fisher has died in hospital just days after suffering a heart attack on a transatlantic flight.
An e-cigarette exploded in a man’s pocket when it malfunctioned and burst into flames.
Multiple pictures from the gallery in Ankara where the Russian ambassador was assassinated have emerged from photographers at the scene.
The moments after 22-year-old gunman Mevlüt Mert Altıntas assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey has been captured by cameras left running at the exhibition.
The gunman who shot the Russian ambassador dead was a police officer who worked in Ankara, Turkish security sources have said.
At least 13 people have reportedly been killed and multiple people injured in an explosion outside a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
This amazing footage from Argentina shows a firefighter saving a baby from a burning tower block.
Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi is to resign after suffering a stinging defeat in a constitutional reforms referendum on which he staked his premiership.
A tsunami warning has been issued for Japan after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima.
One person is dead and three others were injured following reports of a shooting near a Los Angeles-area polling station.
An Australian husband and wife have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for sexually abusing, torturing and confining their daughter over 15 years.
Just when no-one thought it could get any weirder, it did.