Jurors have convicted an Iowa woman of murder in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter, who weighed only 85 pounds when she died. The 12-person jury found Nicole Finn, 43, guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child endangerment in the October...
Norway is to become the first Scandinavian country to decriminalise drugs as it focuses on treatment rather than punishment.  The majority of the Norwegian parliament, the Storting, backed the historic shift which was supported by the Conservatives (Høyre), Liberals (Venstre), the Labor...
A court in El Salvador has upheld the 30-year sentence of a woman jailed for what she says was a stillbirth. Teodora Vasquez, 37, has been in prison for nearly ten years. She says she called an ambulance and collapsed after suffering severe abdominal...
A 93-year-old woman was handcuffed and thrown in jail after refusing to leave a care home she claimed was no longer accepting her rent.  Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House...
Two people were killed and three others wounded by stabbings in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht on Thursday evening, police said. Police said in a statement there were two stabbing incidents within a few hundred metres of each other in a...
Britain kept the top spot in global financial services exports last year but Brexit threatens to raise barriers to its biggest market in Europe, TheCityUK said on Friday. The body, which promotes Britain as a financial centre, said banks, insurers, asset managers,...
White House officials have claimed they purposefully leave information on Russian interference out of Donald Trump’s daily briefings for fear it will upset him. Current and former administration officials told the Washington Post they frequently plan the President’s daily brief (PDB,) around...
House Speaker Paul Ryan has pushed back against reports saying he has plans to leave Congress after the 2018 elections. “I ain't goin' anywhere,” Mr Ryan told reporters when asked about the retirement rumours. The Wisconsin Republican has reportedly told some of...
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Thursday evening about the threat posed by North Korea. A White House statement said the world leaders "discussed working together to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea". The Kremlin said in a...
 A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children. Henri Michelle Piette is accused of kidnapping Rosalynn Michelle McGinnis...