Weak Arctic ice sees 56 polar bears descend on Russian village
The Russian branch of the World Wildlife Fund said climate change was to blame, as unusually warm temperatures prevented coastal ice from forming.
Three killed, shooter dead in US navy base attack
The shooting, which took place at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, left seven people injured including two sheriff's deputies who responded to the attack, one of whom was shot in the knee, the other in the arm.
SA's Shamsi brings magic to cricket celebrations
Shamsi has brought his old passion to the cricket field. His extravagant celebrations after taking a wicket have attracted social media interest across the cricket-playing world.
Canada sheds 71,000 jobs in November
The losses were reported across Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia, mostly in manufacturing, natural resources and public administration, and affecting men in the core working ages of 25 to 54 and women over 55, Statistics Canada said.
Till death do I stay single: South Korea's #NoMarriage women
Bonnie Lee doesn't care about finding a boyfriend or a fairytale wedding and will decide her own happily-ever-after.
The big shortcoming: A grumpy 2020 for global growth
The OECD expects global growth to dip in the coming year to 2.9%, its lowest level since the world recession of 2009.
UN appeals for aid to help millions of Zimbabweans buy food
The southern African country has been hit by a poor harvest and an entrenched economic crisis that has rendered basic goods out of reach for most people.
The year the world woke up to the climate emergency
Although scientists have warned for decades about the risk to humanity and Earth posed by unfettered burning of fossil fuels, in 2019 their message seems to have finally hit home.
France braced for second day of stoppages as strike bites
The first day of a strike saw giant rallies across the country coupled with walkouts that paralysed transport and closed schools.
Trump trial to sideline senators in presidential race
All back the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, but they stand to reap the consequences if they are locked in a prolonged Senate prosecution.
Indian police shoot dead four suspects in rape-murder case
The men were killed while trying to escape during a re-enactment of the crime staged in the middle of the night in the southern city of Hyderabad, a top police officer told AFP.
Trump says 'will win' impeachment fight
Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier asked her party to draft articles of impeachment based on allegations that Trump abused his office by pressuring Ukraine into a scheme to embarrass one of his main opponents for reelection next year.
Italian sports daily slammed for Lukaku 'Black Friday' headline
Smalling and Lukaku, former Manchester United teammates, face off at the San Siro on Friday as Inter Milan look to maintain top spot in Serie A beating Champions League-chasing Roma, prompting the Rome-based Corriere dello Sport to publish the controversial headline.
British caver says 'shamed, dirtied' by Elon Musk 'pedo guy' tweet
Vernon Unsworth said the entrepreneur's tweet referring to him as 'pedo guy' had branded him as a paedophile.
SA cricket faces showdown talks as strike threat looms
Cricket South Africa will hold a special board meeting on Saturday following a week of drama and controversy sparked by the withdrawal of media accreditation of five leading journalists.
Shell wins UK court battle against environmental protesters
The Court of Session in Edinburgh imposed an injunction against environmental group Greenpeace after its activists spent the night on Shell's Brent Alpha and Bravo platforms in October.
US to name ambassador to Sudan for first time in 23 years - Pompeo
The two nations will proceed with an exchange of ambassadors, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced.
2019: A look back at a year of global turmoil
A look back at the explosion of demonstrations across the world as people demanded change, as well as other events that marked the year.