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S Korean leader urges defectors: Come to 'bosom of freedom'

South Korea's president urges North Koreans to defect, just days after a soldier from the North defected across the heavily policed Demilitarized Zone. READ MORE

Hawaiian bees are first on US endangered species list

Seven species of yellow-faced bee native to Hawaii are the first bees to be added to the US list of endangered species. READ MORE

Georgia's Orthodox priests protest at Pope's visit

Some Orthodox priests have been protesting at a visit by Pope Francis to Georgia, where the pontiff has been celebrating Mass. READ MORE

Spain Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez faces key party vote

Spain's opposition Socialists are to hold a vote that may both help end the country's election deadlock and force their leader Pedro Sanchez to quit. READ MORE

Syria conflict: Aleppo hit air strikes and barrel bombs

The divided Syrian city of Aleppo sees a morning of air attacks, with reports of barrel bombs hitting a hospital put out of action days earlier. READ MORE

Former Power Rangers actor Ricardo Medina pleads not guilty to murder

The 37-year-old denies murdering Joshua Shutter with a sword at their home in January 2015. READ MORE

Timelapse of Mexico's Colima volcano erupting

Communities nearby were evacuated as Mexico's Colima volcano became more active. READ MORE

Cheetah trade: Nations to suppress social media enticement

Arab nations join forces with African countries in a bid to suppress the illegal live trade in cheetahs, with a special focus on social media. READ MORE

Calais camp: Unicef urges UK to transfer refugee children

Unicef urges the UK government to speed up the transfer of unaccompanied child refugees to Britain from the "Jungle" camp in Calais READ MORE

Roy Moore: Alabama top judge ousted over gay marriage stand

Alabama's controversial chief justice is removed from office for defying federal court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage. READ MORE

Hurricane Matthew is strongest storm in Atlantic in nine years

The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years moves towards Jamaica, with wind speeds strong enough to wreck houses and infrastructure. READ MORE

Mexico: 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons accused of deadly attack

Members of a notorious Mexican drugs cartel have ambushed a military convoy, killing five soldiers and wounding at least 10 others, authorities say. READ MORE