White House candidates whittled down

Two more Republicans ended their White House runs Wednesday, whittling down the field as the party's remaining candidates and Democrat Hillary Clinton look to blunt the momentum of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders down south.

Backpackers 'kidnapped, raped' in Oz

Two young foreign backpackers were recovering Thursday from a harrowing ordeal at a remote Australian beach campsite after allegedly being abducted and raped by a travelling companion they met just hours earlier.

Baby shot in crib in California

Los Angeles police were on the hunt Wednesday for two men wanted in connection with the killing of a one-year-old girl who was shot while lying in her crib.

58 dead in Nigeria suicide attacks

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 58 at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit the remote region.