Obama's Christmas in Hawaii: Carols, calls to US troops

President Barack Obama celebrated Christmas by singing carols and opening gifts with his family at their vacation home in Hawaii.

Sony streams North Korea comedy online

Entertainment giant Sony on Wednesday streamed "The Interview", the movie that has outraged North Korea for lampooning dictator Kim Jong-Un, giving an early online Christmas present to US viewers.

Obama, Malaysian PM hit the links in Hawaii

US President Barack Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, tends to golf with buddies and aides, but on Wednesday mixed things up, hitting the links with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Blizzard gives Hawaii summits a White Christmas

Some people in Hawaii are dreaming of a White Christmas.

US: Man survives 12 days adrift in small boat

After surviving 12 days on raw fish in a small boat, a 67-year-old Hawaii fisherman has been located by US coast guards when his family and friends were preparing for his funeral.

Phillip Hughes final touching text to best friend was 'love you, miss you'
Phillip Hughes final touching text to best friend was 'love you, miss you'

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes's best friend has revealed that she received a final touching message from the cricketer shortly before his shocking passing.

'Ghost ship' discovered off Hawaii coast

Researchers have discovered an intact "ghost ship" in 2,000 feet of water off the coast of Oahu - the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands.

India joins project to build world's largest telescope

India on Wednesday joined the elite group of countries including USA, China and Japan to build the largest telescope in the world.

All 50 US states feel freezing temperatures, 4 dead in New York
All 50 US states feel freezing temperatures, 4 dead in New York

Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country while heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York and contributed to the deaths of four people.

All 50 US states feeling freezing temperatures

Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country, meteorologists said.

All 50 US states feeling freezing temperatures

Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country, meteorologists said.

7.3 magnitude quake hits Indonesia; no casualty, major damage reported
7.3 magnitude quake hits Indonesia; no casualty, major damage reported

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning for areas up to 300 kilometres (185 miles) away.

Lava flow from volcano incinerates home on Hawaii's Big Island

A slow-moving lava flow from an erupting volcano on Hawaii`s Big Island incinerated a house on Monday, marking the first home devoured by a stream of molten rock that has crept toward the village of Pahoa for weeks, civil defense officials said.

Slow-moving lava hits first house in Hawaii town

A stream of lava set a home on fire in a rural Hawaii town that has been watching the slow-moving flow for months.

US shoots down 3 missile targets in Hawaii test

The US military has shot down three missiles nearly simultaneously during a test off Hawaii.

Lava stalls short of Hawaii town's main road

Lava that has been creeping toward a small town on the Big Island has stalled just before reaching the town's main road, officials said.

Hawaii lava crosses residential property, threatens more homes

A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii`s Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town.

Molten lava from Hawaii volcano crosses onto residential property

A menacing river of molten lava that bubbled over a road and overran a cemetery on its way towards a village on Hawaii`s Big Island crossed onto a residential property on Tuesday and threatened to consume its first home, officials said.

Lava flow from Hawaii volcano just 70 yards from nearest residence

 Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano that has been creeping toward inhabited areas of Hawaii`s Big Island for months is now just 70 yards (meters) from the nearest residential property, authorities said on Monday. 

Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation

Hawaii authorities has told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.