An executive from Google has broken the record set by an Austrian skydiver in 2012, jumping from more than 25 miles above the Earth's surface. Alan Eustace was part of a project to develop commercial spacesuits.
A teenage gunman has killed himself and a fellow student at a high school north of Seattle, Washington State. At least four other people have been hospitalized with serious head injuries.
Multiple students have been wounded in a school shooting near the US city of Seattle. The gunman, a student, is understood to have taken his own life.
The gruesome murder of a citizen journalist in Mexico published on Twitter points to deep-rooted impunity - but it also shows how social media can continue to play an important role for freedom of information.
A doctor who recently returned to New York City after treating patients with Ebola in Guinea has tested positive for the disease. Three contacts of the man are under observation
Four weeks after the alleged massacre in Iguala, the perpetrators have been named and warrants issued for their arrest. But the protests will continue - rightly so, says DW's Uta Thofern.
Mali has reported its first confirmed case of Ebola, making it the sixth West African country to be affected. Health officials in New York have said a doctor who had worked in Africa is being tested for the virus.
Canadian police officials have said Wednesday's gunman, who caused a lockdown for hours in Ottawa, likely acted alone. Officials say they are maintaining increased vigilance.
Canadian lawmakers have returned to the federal parliament in Ottawa, a day after a gun attack inside the building. There was a standing ovation for the parliament's sergeant-at-arms, who took down the gunman.
Rising labor costs in China and easier access to skilled labor in the US are causing many American manufacturers to reshore production stateside, a new global management survey has found.
The United States has stepped up its monitoring of travelers entering the country from West Africa in a bid to stem the spread of Ebola. But the rules stop short of imposing a ban on all visitors from the region.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has cited terrorism as the motive for an attack that left a soldier dead and saw shots fired inside Canada's parliament. Authorities have named the gunman, but the investigation is ongoing.
Mexican officials have ordered the arrest of a town mayor, his wife and a local police chief. The prosecutor claims the three were the masterminds behind an attack that left six students dead - with dozens more missing.
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