US boy, 11, kills girl, eight, over puppy
A simple childish spat over a puppy led an 11-year-old boy to shoot and kill his eight-year-old neighbor in the US state of Tennessee, the girl's grieving mother said.
US and Cuba discussing joint marine reserve
The United States and its former Cold War foe Cuba are discussing a joint maritime reserve in waters between their countries, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.
Israel vows crackdown as 'Hamas 5' held over settler killing
Israel said Monday it had arrested five alleged Hamas militants over the West Bank killing of a Jewish settler couple, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged an iron fist against mounting unrest.
Volcanic eruptions can reduce river flows by up to 10%
Volcanic eruptions can reduce water flows in big rivers, reports a study released Monday that cautions against schemes to fight global warming by injecting reflective particles into the sky.
Nigeria to reduce dependency on oil
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said Nigeria would reduce its dependency on oil and develop manufacturing and agriculture in order to create jobs and fight insecurity, his office said.
Google parent Alphabet codifies doing the right thing
Google's new parent company hit the stock market on Monday with an inked credo to "Do the right thing" -- a spin on the founding principle "Don't be evil."
Baseball: Nationals manager Williams sacked
The Washington Nationals, who failed to make the Major League Baseball playoffs after being tipped as World Series contenders, fired manager Matt Williams on Monday.
Seven hurt as train derails in US state of Vermont
A passenger train derailed Monday in the US state of Vermont, injuring seven people, none seriously, according to officials.
More rain threatens Guatemala mudslide victims search
With 300 people still missing, Guatemala rescue crews resumed the grim search for victims Monday in rubble left by a mudslide that officials say has claimed at least 131 lives.
Madagascar suspects deny lynching of two Europeans
The 37 defendants on trial in Madagascar for the 2013 lynching of two Europeans and a local man sought on Monday to prove they were not part of the murderous mob.
Baseball: Yankees hurler Sabathia checks into rehab
As the New York Yankees prepare for the Major League Baseball playoffs, pitcher CC Sabathia is going into rehab, he said on Monday.
EU warns Spain on budget as election nears
The European Commission on Monday warned Spain to scale back government overspending that is in violation of EU budget rules or risk an embarrassing reprimand ahead of December elections.
Alleged smuggler held for imprisoning migrants in Athens apartment
Greek police on Monday arrested an Afghan smuggler accused of locking up 34 migrants, including 12 minors, who were on their way to northern Europe.
UNESCO experts call for ban on genetic 'editing'
A UNESCO panel of scientists, philosophers, lawyers and government ministers called Monday for a halt to genetic "editing" of the human germline, warning of the danger of tampering with hereditary traits that could lead to eugenics.
UK spies can hack smartphones
British spies can hack into phones remotely with a simple text message and make audio recordings or take photos without owners knowing, former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said on Monday.
El Nino could spark large-scale dengue fever epidemic
The weather phenomenon known as El Nino could lead to an epidemic of dengue fever cases in southeast Asia, international researchers said Monday.
Wildfires more likely in warming world
A warming climate could lead to a spike in wildfires, according to a study Monday that researched the history of brush blazes in the Rocky Mountains.
GE shares jump as activist Peltz reports stake
General Electric shares soared Monday on news that activist Nelson Peltz's fund Trian acquired a stake in the industrial conglomerate.
Russian air force hits '10 Islamic State targets' in Syria
Russian jets struck 10 Islamic State targets in Syria Monday, the defence ministry said, as Moscow ramped up its aerial campaign with bombardments that for the first time targeted the Damascus area.
Tunisia minister quits over 'lack of will' to fight graft
Tunisia's minister in charge of relations with parliament announced Monday he has submitted his resignation in protest at the lack of will to battle corruption in the North African nation.
Burundi ruling party slams EU sanctions as discriminatory
Burundi's ruling party on Monday accused the European Union of ethnic bias after it slapped sanctions on four senior officials, blasting the move as a "provocation".
Israel arrests alleged Hamas men for settler killings
Israeli security forces said Monday they had captured five alleged Hamas militants who carried out last week's killing of a Jewish settler couple in front of their young children.
Europe ministers agree on Greek reform to-do list
Eurozone finance ministers agreed Monday on a laundry list of reforms to be implemented swiftly by Greece in order to unlock a slice of its huge 86-billion-euro bailout.
German anti-Islam group vents fury at Merkel over refugee welcome
Thousands of German anti-Islam protesters on Monday vented their fury at Chancellor Angela Merkel over her welcoming of refugees, accusing her of "high treason" and "crimes against the German people".
Russia says jet violated Turkish air space due to bad weather
Russia on Monday said one of its warplanes had briefly entered Turkish air space during raids in Syria at the weekend due to bad weather, after the incident sparked concern in Ankara and the West.
Canada PM Harper welcomes TPP access to Japan market
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper praised Monday a "historic" accord creating the world's largest free trade area, saying access to Japan would be a boon for Canadian farmers and resource sectors.
France seeking Asian investors for Areva-EDF reactor unit
France on Monday shed light on its plans to revamp troubled nuclear group Areva, including injecting 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in cash and selling a third of the reactor unit to an Asian investor.
Libya peace talks resume in Morocco
Libya's rival factions resumed talks in Morocco on Monday to try to move forward with a UN-brokered peace deal and agree on a national unity government.
TPP: What's in the deal?
The 12-country Pacific Trade Partnership, agreed in Atlanta on Monday, is a broad agreement to lower trade barriers and increase investment protections in a region comprising 40 percent of the global economy.
Shell pumps additional 50,000 bpd from Nigeria's Bonga field
Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell has started pumping crude from a new unit in its massive offshore Bonga oil field in Nigeria, raising output by 50,000 barrels per day, the company said Monday.
Presley piano, Beatles drum head to go under the hammer
Elvis Presley's gold-leaf piano and a drum head used by the Beatles on their first US visit will be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month, with both items expected to fetch more than $500,000.