Australia, NZ mark 100 years since first troops left for WWI

Australia and New Zealand on Saturday marked 100 years since their first convoy of troops left for the battlefields of World War I, with thousands attending events to commemorate the "heavy day in history".

Olympic gold medalist Alice Coachman dies at 90 in Georgia

Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90.

Muslim, Christian groups clash in US libel suit

A Muslim group is accusing a Christian organisation of defamation for publishing a book that accuses the Muslim collective of holding terrorist training in its enclaves.

NY millionaire on trial for keeping an Indian `slave`

A woman is on trial for allegedly keeping an Indian immigrant as slave in her mansion in upstate New York.

American held for abusing illegal Indian immigrant

A wealthy US woman has been arrested for keeping an illegal immigrant from India in a "forced labour situation" that included her working 17 hours a day and sleeping in a walk-in closet.