Local sources say the crowd was protesting after Indonesian soldiers beat a 12-year-old boy, but Indonesia says that story is a fabrication, and the crowd 'ran amok'.
New information from NASA's Curiosity Rover suggests that Mars might once have had large, long-lasting lakes above ground. That would challenge the more popular theory that water on the planet was only underground, or appeared in only a few areas for a short time.
Latest storm could pack winds of up to 212 km/h when it makes landfall this weekend.
Australia is the worst-performing developed nation when it comes to climate-change action, a survey by European non-government organisations shows.
A massive fire at an apartment complex has shut down parts of freeways in downtown Los Angeles.
Israeli warplanes have bombed targets in territory held by the Syrian government near Damascus, underscoring the deepening complexity of the war raging on multiple fronts in Syria and beyond.
"What should I do? What should I do?" For Sardar "Sammy" Hussein, barely more than a boy, the words he's whispering under his breath have become almost a mantra.
Slow-moving Typhoon Hagupit has weakened as it churns across the central Philippines islands, easing fears of widespread mass destruction, but officials warn the storm could still bring severe flooding to the low-lying capital Manila.
The release of detainees from the United States prison at Guantanamo Bay has become a common enough occurrence this year that the process runs predictably predictably and smoothly.