Pope Francis heard confessions from 16 teenagers after a surprise appearance in St Peter's square to greet thousands of young people attending his holy year youth day.
News24.com | Killer still at large after 8 relatives shot in the head in US
Authorities in rural southern Ohio are urging residents to be cautious as the search continues for whoever fatally shot eight members of a family at four different properties.
News24.com | Bangladesh professor hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack
Unidentified attackers have hacked to death a university professor in Bangladesh police say adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings by Islamist militants of secular and atheist activists.
News24.com | Pet dog fatally mauls 3-day-old baby in San Diego
A 3-day-old boy has been mauled to death by the family dog while they were in bed with the child's parents police say.
News24.com | UN virtual girl to give voice to children in war
The UN has launched a video campaign to help shed light on the suffering of more than 250 million children featuring a 3D character named Sofia modelled on the faces of hundreds of child victims of war.
News24.com | Death toll rises in Mexico petrochemical plant explosion
Mexico's state oil company says searchers have recovered four more bodies from a petrochemical plant wrecked by a huge explosion raising the death toll to 28
News24.com | Wedding in India turns into tragedy
A fire has killed 10 guests after they attended a wedding in a village in eastern India.
News24.com | Unesco resolution on Jerusalem stirs Israeli anger
The language of a Unesco resolution on Jerusalem describing "so-called" Jewish sites and putting the Western Wall Plaza in quotation marks has drawn outrage from the Israeli government.
News24.com | Clinton criticises US gun lobby on campaign trail
Democratic front-runner for US president Hillary Clinton has strongly criticised the gun lobby while meeting families of shooting victims days before the next round of primary elections.
News24.com | Austrian bishop refuses refugee fence on Church land
An Austrian bishop has refused to allow parts of a planned anti-migrant fence on the country's southern border with Hungary to be built on Church land.
News24.com | Trump wants Tubman 'demoted' to $2 note
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he opposes placing an image of one-time slave Harriet Tubman on the country's $20 bill saying she should grace the rarely used $2 note instead.
Singer-songwriter Prince dies aged 57
Prolific entertainer known for switching identities and long-running dispute with Warner
Investors pull $15bn from hedge funds
Firms suffer worst outflows in seven years as protests grow over exorbitant fees
Sanders faces steep climb after NY vote
Pivotal primary lets Hillary Clinton turn her focus to Novembers general election
Harriet Tubman to feature on new $20 bill
Abolitionist will be first woman on US paper currency in more than a century
Republicans eye 1976 fight for delegates
Trump wins New York but Cruz is running the better ground war