Britain's first "official" astronaut, Major Tim Peake, has been chosen to take part in a five-month mission on the International Space Station.
A combat knife carried by a US Navy SEAL in the 2011 raid that ended in death of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has fetched $35,400 at a charity auction.
Some people are never easily satisfied. Spanish climber David Liano Gonzalez belongs to that tribe. On Sunday morning, the 33-year-old reached the summit of Mount Everest (8,848 m) from the north (Tibet) side. This was his fifth ascent of the world's highest peak. Utpal Parashar reports.
There is every chance that a border face-of f might happen again but China is looking to engage India in a way it has not done before – looking at New Delhi as an important neighbour and ally, possibly in the league of Moscow.
Nawaz Sharif's PML-N has attained a majority in Pakistan's National Assembly after 18 independent candidates joined the party, placing it in a position to form government at the centre without striking an alliance with any other party.
Repolling in over 40 Karachi polling stations on Sunday may lead to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf winning another seat in Parliament as tensions grew between the party and the Karachi-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) with each accusing the other of using strong arm tactics. Imtiaz Ahmad reports.
South African officials used President Jacob Zuma's name to secure landing rights at a military air base to fly in guests for a lavish wedding hosted by a well-connected Indian family, a probe showed today.
NRI steel baron Lakshmi Mittal today said he was able to prove his principal wrong when he topped Saint Xavier's College in Calcutta even though he was earlier denied admission for not being fluent in English.
One of Britain's prominent Sikh politicians, Parmjit Dhanda, has told a probe panel inquiring into racism during elections that a pig's severed head was left outside his home.
Croatian researchers are sugar-craving honeybees to find unexploded mines littering their country and the rest of the Balkans since the conclusion of the Balkan wars in the 1990s.
All 34 people aboard a US Airways plane escaped unhurt when the aircraft made a belly landing at Newark Liberty International Airport after experiencing landing gear problem.
One ticket-holder won a record Powerball lottery jackpot of more than $590 million, organizers said Sunday, ending a days-long American quest for a life-changing payout.
The death toll in an avalanche in the Siachen glacier region last year has risen to 128, following the recovery of three more bodies, the Pakistani military said.
North Korea on Sunday test-fired a short-range missile off its east coast, its fourth in two days, a Seoul official said.
Twelve workers have been confirmed dead after a mine tunnel collapse in eastern Indonesia, but 16 others are still unaccounted for five days after the accident, the US operator said today.