A Canadian court on Monday ordered tobacco firms to pay $12.4 billion to smokers in Quebec province who claimed they were never warned about the health risks associated with smoking.
An Egyptian court on Tuesday postponed issuing a final ruling over a death sentence recommendation for former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
Hundreds are feared dead after a ship packed with nearly 450 passengers sank in the Yangtze river in southwest China late on Monday night.
The veteran British politician and former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy, has died at the age of 55.
A former ISI operative harefused to testify in the ongoing trail surrounding the assassination of two-time Pakistani Premier Benazir Bhutto.
In an early start, Hillary Clinton has announced the launch of her campaign for the Democrat party ticket to the 2016 US Presidential elections.
Caricatures of Arab and Western leaders appeared beside those of top jihadists at an Iranian cartoon contest on Islamic State group crimes that drew entries from artists around the world.
Wole Soyinka has been caught at the centre of a row surrounding the prestigious post of professor of poetry at the University of Oxford.
A series of shallow quakes struck Oregon over the past few days, with none of them strong enough to cause a tsunami.
Ministers from Western and Middle Eastern countries fighting Islamic State will tell Iraq on Tuesday to be more inclusive of its Sunni minority as they reassess their strategy against the jihadists after major setbacks.
In a string of attacks directed against international aid workers, unidentified militants attacked an NGO's guesthouse despite the Taliban's official policy rejecting such attacks.
Using 3D printers, orthopaediatricians have started producing prosthetic limbs for amputees that offers them a second chance of a normal life.
A recent UN report has emphasised the sheer discrimination and violence that homosexuals face across the globe.
At 92 years and 60 days, Harriette Thompson surpassed the previous record of 92 years and 19 days.
Muslim Rohingya women who were held at human-trafficking camps in Thailand and Malaysia were subjected to gang rapes by their captors, assaults that left at least two of them pregnant, a Malaysian media report said.