SS men on trial over Auschwitz killings

Two former SS men will go on trial this month for their alleged complicity in the murder of thousands of people at Auschwitz, as Germany accelerates its bid to prosecute ageing Third Reich criminals.

Raging gambler kills two with sword

A gambler in Kenya went berserk after losing his money, grabbing a sword to kill two casino managers before being stoned to death by a mob, police said Tuesday.

Canada to end Iraq, Syria air strikes

Canada announced Monday it will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and bring home its six fighter jets on February 22, fulfilling a campaign promise made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Soldier survives six days buried in snow

One of 10 Indian soldiers feared dead after an avalanche six days ago in the remote Himalayas has been miraculously rescued alive, officials said.