Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is expected to visit the White House in early June to forge closer ties with the US, his chief of staff says.
A plane carrying 131 people has skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport but no serious injuries have been reported.
A double amputee who survived the Boston Marathon attacks has told a court how he helped police track down one of the suspects from his hospital bed.
A Canadian pastor who went missing in North Korea is being detained by the state authorities there, his church and Canadian consular officials say.
Thousands of flights have been cancelled and government offices shut down as a major winter storm began hitting parts of the US.
Breathing in extra oxygen may remove the brake pedal that cancer can put on tumour-fighting immune cells, researchers say.
Fast food giant McDonald's is going to stop using chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to human health.
A Netflix executive says a key part of the company's global success has been creating its own TV series, such as House of Cards.
The US Justice Department found widespread racial discrimination in Ferguson, but won't prosecute a policeman who shot an unarmed black teenager.
Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber opened his trial on Wednesday with a stunning statement about their client, charged with killing three people and...
A security flaw known as "FREAK attack" may have left people using Apple and Google devices on the web vulnerable to hackers.
A short circuit has stopped the Curiosity rover's robotic arm from working on Mars, with NASA engineers trying to diagnose the problem.

US General backs arming Ukraine

US General Martin Dempsey has backed calls for sending weapons to Ukraine's army in their fight against separatists.
The US state of Georgia, which has executed 57 prisoners since 1976, has temporarily halted executions because of faulty lethal injection drugs.
Footage of a black homeless man being shot by LA police has been viewed by millions of people online.

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Canada's central bank is urging citizens to stop defacing their $5 notes in a tribute to deceased actor Leonard Nimoy.
A 31-storey portrait of Indigenous leader William Barak has been unveiled in Melbourne.

New app to combat family violence

Rosie Batty wants domestic violence victims to know help is at - and literally in their – hand.
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