Former South African president and anti-apartheid crusader Nelson Mandella has died at 95.
Mandela had been battling health issues a severe lung infection for the last several months. He had been in and out of hospital numerous times this year. His health had kept him out of the spotlight the last few years; he hadn't appeared in public since 2010.
When a team of divers went to search a sunken tugboat for what they assumed would be bodies they found a man alive at the bottom of the ocean.
Harisson Okene had been living in an air pocket for three days after the boat he was working on capsized in the middle of the night in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nairobi. Out of 12 crew members he was the only survivor.
The raw video shows a diver reaching out to grab a hand in the water and then the hand grabbed him back. When the camera pans up it shows a man chest-deep in freezing cold water.
PIERRE, S.D. - Breaking nearly century-old early autumn snowfall records, a storm system smothered South Dakota's scenic Black Hills in South Dakota with up to three and a half feet of wet, heavy snow, leaving residents the challenge of digging out.
A lockdown has now been lifted in and around the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. after multiple gunshots were reported earlier this afternoon.
CNN is reporting that the Secret Service confirmed a car chase that began with a suspect vehicle ramming barricades outside of the White House ended at the Capitol complex. Sources tell CNN that the driver was a woman and that a child was inside the car when police began shooting at the suspect.
A security camera captured footage showing the moment of impact for a deadly train derailment in Spain.
The crash killed 80 people, a death toll which could climb as crews continue to remove the wreckage of the passenger train.
The speed limit just before the shrine city of Santiago de Compostela is 80 kilometres an hour, but some experts say the train appeared to moving anywhere from 144 to 192 kilometres an hour when it went off the rails.
Days of waiting have finally ended as Kate Middleton has finally given birth.
The world has been watching since for the last two weekends, when the Duchess of Cambridge was due. She gave birth just before 4:30am London time to a healthy baby boy, who weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces.
Mother and baby are both said to be doing fine, according to an official press release. Middleton and the baby will stay in hospital overnight.
There's been no word yet on what the third in line for the throne's name will be.
A stark image of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is being seen around the world, serving as a counterpoint to a controversial Rolling Stone cover story that some worry glamorizes the terrorist.
Boston Magazine has published a series of photos taken by a police photographer in Boston, Sergeant Sean Murphy. He was documenting the police action the night that police finally tracked down Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after days of hunting, finding him prone and bloodied in a boat in a suburban back yard.
Hollywood actor, Cory Monteith, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room around noon Saturday.
According to Vancouver police the 31 year-old known for his starring role as Finn Hudson on the TV show Glee, was staying a room on the 21st Floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim.
Monteith checked in July 6, and when he missed his check out time, staff went to the room where they found his body, said Doug LePard, acting chief of Vancouver Police.
While there were others in the room with Monteith earlier in the evening, LePard said police believe the actor was alone when he died.
Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai celebrated her 16th birthday with a speech to the United Nations.
Yousufzai was shot by the Taliban last October for promoting education for girls in Pakistan first public speech since her recovery to the United Nations.
She pleaded for peace and spoke about forgiveness while asking that world leaders provide free compulsory schooling for every child.