Arctic may be relatively isolated from human civilisation and often seen only in picturesque images involving Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and furry polar bears, but drilling in the white expanse can have its consequences.
The operator of the rail tunnel linking Britain and France says services were disrupted early on Saturday after around 150 migrants tried to storm a French terminal in an attempt to board a Britain-bound freight.
25 members of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, were killed in an explosion in a mosque in northern Syria when they had come to attend Ramadan prayers, a monitoring group said.
Two female suicide bombers killed 13 people at a crowded market and a military checkpoint outside the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said on Friday.
Everyone wants to rule the United States. With 14 official Republican Party candidates, four Democratic ones and about 50 other hopefuls, the 2016 race for the world’s most important job may be among the most crowded in recent times.
A Russian booster rocket successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship on Friday to the International Space Station after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
Islamic State group militants destroyed a famous statue of a lion outside the main museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, said the country's antiquities director, Maamoun Abdelkarim, on Thursday.
Five hikers, all blind or partially-sighted, crossed a mountain range in eastern France last week thanks to an innovative GPS system that developers hope can help millions of people with vision problems.
Capital controls are prompting worried Greeks to withdraw as much cash as possible but, in an ironic counter-point, the country's National Bank declared Thursday its ATMs still accepted euro deposits.
There was no evidence of a shooter at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, a Washington police department spokeswoman said two hours after initial reports emerged.
At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, officials said.
The Egyptian Army has been on a battleground for one day since a militant group affiliated to Islamic State launched simultaneous assualts on military checkpoints in North Sinai, killing 17 soldiers. The army also said on Wednesday that more than 100 IS fighters have been been killed in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.
A long-awaited report on the expansion of Heathrow – the world’s busiest airport – added more heat on Wednesday as London sizzled on the hottest day since 2006 with a temperature of 35 degrees, sparking intense debate on a new proposed runway.
Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton gave her advice on issues ranging from British politics to Afghanistan and Iran while she was secretary of state even though he was not employed by the US government, according to emails released on Tuesday.
An Indonesian police official said more than 140 bodies have been recovered from the crash of a military plane in Medan. Rescue teams are searching rubble in the residential neighbourhood where the plane crashed Tuesday but hold out little hope of finding survivors.