Some struggling mortgage-holders are finding themselves having their homes sold from under them without notice by banks, according to McClatchy.
The popular microblogging Web site Twitter was hacked overnight, leaving the millions who use the site tweetless.
Physicists believe they have discovered “a ghostly sea of subatomic particles known as dark matter” at the bottom of an old iron mine in Minnesota.
Scientists have discovered, and caught on film, the deepest undersea erupting volcano at nearly 4,000 feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean surrounding Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.
Investigators have concluded that Twitter had no role to play in the drowning of a 2-year-old whose mother’s postings prior to his death have been criticised for having “a contributory effect”.
Beijing is being accused of standing in the way of a climate change treaty and “holding the world to ransom” with its demands despite recent US backing for a $100bn climate fund.
An iron sign bearing a Nazi slogan, “Arbeit Macht Frei”, was stolen early this morning from the main entrance of the Poland-based death camp Auschwitz, according to police.
Rescue workers are searching for survivors after a ship carrying more than 80 people and a cargo of livestock sank during a storm off the north Lebanese coast.
Iraqi militants have used cheap computer software to intercept live video feeds from US drones in a security breach which could give them enough information to evade air strikes.
Senate member and former vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is seen to be “holding Obama to ransom” by using his deciding vote to go against the health care reform bill.
Golfer Tiger Woods may well be spending the Christmas holidays alone after reports that his wife Elin is moving out of his den following revelations that the pro has been cheating.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured festive-looking images of the cosmos (resembling a starry Christmas wreath) just in time for the holidays.
Scientists have completed research to sequence the genomes of skin and small-cell lung cancers - and it shows that many mutations could be prevented.
Planetary scientist Francis Nimmo says evidence from recent NASA expeditions suggests that conditions necessary for life may exist on the icy satellites of Saturn and Jupiter.
With just two days remaining at the Copenhagen climate summit China signalled last night that it sees “virtually no possibility” of finalising an agreement on Friday.