Brad Pitt's request to seal court documents in his high-profile custody and divorce battle with Angelina Jolie has been rejected by a judge.
If environmentalists were hoping that Donald Trump might change his tune on global warming, they have just been severely disappointed.
A British hostage has appeared in a new Islamic State propaganda video said to have been recorded in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which coalition forces are currently trying to retake from militants.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has formally resigned, three days after losing a key referendum on constitutional reform.
Carolina Herrera is the latest famed designer to offer her services to dress Melania Trump as the future first lady of the US.
Vittorio Storaro, the cinematographer who shot the "butter" scene in Last Tango in Paris, has said claims the lead actress was raped are "not true at all".
Time magazine has named US President-elect Donald Trump as its Person of the Year.
A plane was burning in the air before it plummeted to the ground shortly after take-off in Pakistan, according to witnesses.
Three major banks, including HSBC, have been fined a combined $520m (£413m) by EU regulators for alleged price collusion ahead of the financial crisis.
Paris is said to be suffering its worst winter pollution for at least a decade, with the French capital clouded by thick smog and gripped by travel chaos.
Earth heading for 25-hour day as orbit slows
Days on Earth are getting longer, a team of experts has concluded, as they predict in the future there will be 25 hours in a day.
Oakland fire victims contacted families in final moments
Details of desperate text messages sent by some of the victims of a warehouse fire in California have been revealed by police.