Devastating flooding in northeast Australia has forced thousands of people from their homes and brought snakes and crocodiles onto the streets as authorities warn of strong winds and more rain on the way.
Workers with Brazilian mining company Vale were eating lunch Friday afternoon when the dam collapsed, unleashing a sea of reddish-brown mud that knocked over and buried several structures of the company and surrounding areas.
India has launched the world's lightest satellite ever to be put into orbit. Weighing 1.26kg (2.6lb), the Kalamsat V2 has been made by students belonging to a space education firm. It will help ham radio operators and inspire school children to become the scientists and engineers of the future, India's space agency ISRO says.
The hidden costs of the government shutdown, from small business loans to alcohol labels. Airport lines are long, national parks are being vandalized are signs of the 34 day partial government shutdown. Nine federal departments are closed, hundreds of government operations have been scaled back or stopped altogether.
The desperate search continues for survivors of a recent tsunami which struck parts of western Indonesia, as the country marks the 14-year anniversary of its 2004 Sumatra tragedy -- one of the most devastating ever recorded.
Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government agreed to a prisoner swap, setting a positive note for the start of the talks. These are the first peace talks in more than two years, with half of Yemen's population facing starvation as a result of the civil war.
China could 'take hostages' and is almost certain to retaliate against the United States after the stunning arrest of a top Chinese tech executive for allegedly trying to skirt sanctions on Iran.