Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Swaziland, has changed his country's name to eSwatini.
Shire has attracted further takeover interest as it continues to hold talks with a Japanese rival - helping its shares surge on Thursday.
Six billion cockroaches are being bred each year through artificial intelligence at a Chinese farm making "healing potions".
Magician David Copperfield has been forced to reveal the secret of one of his signature tricks after being sued by an injured British audience member.
Hip hop star Kanye West has broken his 11-month Twitter silence to write a philosophy book "in real time" in a bid to satisfy his "innate need to be expressive".
NASA's Tess spacecraft has blasted off from Earth in a search for new planets that could support life.
A nanny has been convicted of murder after stabbing two children to death at their family's luxury apartment in Manhattan.
More details have been released about the death of a woman who was partially sucked out of a plane window in the US.
It had the air of a fait accompli.
Donald Trump has said he wants a successful meeting with Kim Jong Un, but warned he will call the talks off if he does not think they will produce results.
The United Kingdom has accused Russia of having "multiple narratives" and "no credibility" at an emergency meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to discuss the Salisbury poisoning.
The suspected mastermind of a Bitcoin heist has escaped prison and fled to Sweden on a plane reportedly carrying Iceland's prime minister.
Global debt levels are now higher than before the financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.
A United Nations security team working with international chemical weapons inspectors has been targeted by gunfire and a small explosion in the Syrian town of Douma.
Aid agencies are in a "race against time" to save thousands of Rohingya refugees from the dangers of the impending monsoon season.
Chemical weapons inspectors have now been allowed into Syria's Douma, the site of a suspected chemical attack. Their job is to investigate what happened at the site. But what does that actually involve?
Donald Trump has confirmed his nominee for secretary of state - CIA boss Mike Pompeo - got on well with North Korea's leader when he travelled for secret talks last week.
Former US first lady Barbara Bush has died aged 92, a family spokesperson has said.
More child sex abuse images and videos are being found online than ever before, according to a charity.
A woman has died after being partially sucked out of a plane window when one of its engines blew up in mid-air.