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Kelli Rowlette sent a DNA sample to genealogy website Ancestry.com, and was surprised to receive results that did not match her to her father. The 36-year-old thought the test was flawed before discovering the match was the doctor who delivered her.
Spy kits that can track mobile phones and intercept calls and messages have been discovered in Washington and beyond, the US government has said. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says it has observed "anomalous activity" consistent with the use of so-called stingrays...
Facebook has said it now believes up to 87 million people's data was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The figure previously quoted by the whistleblower Christopher Wylie had been 50 million...
Rupali Meshram, 23, said when she heard the goat scream she ran out of her house in western Maharashtra state. She picked up a stick and hit the tiger, which then attacked her. Her mother, who was also injured, saved her by pulling her inside the house.
The suspect in a gun attack at YouTube's HQ in California had expressed anger over its treatment of her video postings, media reports say. Police have named Nasim Aghdam, 39, as the suspect but say they are still investigating a motive...
Wang Mingqing and his wife Liu Dengying had looked for Qifeng since she disappeared aged three in 1994. His tireless search included becoming a taxi driver, in the hope he might one day pick her up as a passenger.
Gunshots have been reported near the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, northern California. Ambulances are at the scene and police have warned the public to stay out of the area.
Gay dating app Grindr has defended itself after outcry over how it shared data with two external companies. On Monday it emerged the app had, among other things, provided information on HIV status, including date last tested.
Most parents will acknowledge that children are hard work, but are likely to say the rewards outweigh the challenges. To feel differently is almost unspeakable, but there are women who regret having children.
New light has been shed on a little understood period of dinosaur evolution after giant prehistoric footprints were discovered on the Isle of Skye. Researchers, including some from Edinburgh University, have been analysing dozens of the footprints, left about 170 million years ago.
Fewer people's jobs are likely to be destroyed by artificial intelligence and robots than has been suggested by a much-cited study, an OECD report says...
China's defunct Tiangong-1 space lab mostly broke up on re-entering the Earth's atmosphere above the South Pacific, Chinese and US reports say. It re-entered the atmosphere at 08:16 GMT on Monday, astronomer Jonathan McDowell tweeted...
There was a beat of silence as the room’s atmosphere shifted from inward reflection to jittery disbelief. “How is that even possible?” said one visitor, waving a pointed finger at the living-room ceiling. “Is it still accurate?” asked another.
The last time it happened was in 1956, so many people made the most of this year's Easter Sunday falling on April Fool's Day. Parents took to fooling their children by disguising fruit and vegetables as chocolate treats...
So far in 2018, 46 people in London have been fatally stabbed, shot or injured compared to 50 in the US city. But, while New York's rate month-on-month has decreased since January, London's is on the rise...
Conspiracy theories flourish all over the world but in some countries they appear to be more popular than in others. And in Afghanistan, says the BBC's Auliya Atrafi, they often feature sinister foreign powers - first and foremost, the British... I grew up with conspiracy theories...
It's an archaeological detective story that began on a building site in Sydney and ended on the banks of the River Thames in London. The BBC's Phil Mercer reports on the unlikely origin of recently found Aboriginal artefacts...
The SS Sagaing, whose passengers and cargo were largely saved back in 1942, has been refloated with the help of a team of divers from Sri Lanka's navy. It had been resting about 35ft (10.7m) under the water at Trincomalee harbour...
For most people, preparing to climb the world's highest mountain would be a daunting experience fraught with unknowns. But not for 48-year-old Nepali climber Kami Rita Sherpa...
Reports of a Scientology-style sect infiltrating schools have aroused concern in the Netherlands. So what is Avatar (besides a blockbuster movie)? And how influential is it?

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