Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.
The families of nine of the 26 people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer.
A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.
Prosecutors in the Philippines charge a US marine with murder in connection with the death of a Filipino transgender woman.
Actor Bill Cosby speaks out for the first time since police open investigation into claims of historical sexual abuse.
Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.
Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC, to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
Thousands of people march through the US capital to protest against recent killings of unarmed black people by police.