German consumer confidence grows

Consumer confidence in Germany saw a boost in December as shoppers hit the stores for Christmas and looked ahead to the new year with optimism, a poll found on Friday.

Eight kids found dead at Oz home

Eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday, reportedly after a gruesome mass stabbing.

Boston bomber makes court appearance

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first public appearance in 17 months Thursday.

MPs brawl as Kenya passes terror law

Kenyan lawmakers on Thursday voted through a tough anti-terror bill amid chaotic scenes in parliament and a brawl between opposition and government MPs.