Babies who sleep in the same bed as their parents are five times more likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study has warned.
Pakistan's new government will seriously consider importing 1,000 MW of electricity from India as part of a short to medium-term strategy to end power outages, according to a media report today.
North Korea released 16 Chinese fishermen and their boat on Tuesday, Chinese state media said, after reports that armed assailants had taken the sailors hostage fuelled strains between the neighbours.
The southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma received further backing from the White House on Monday in its campaign to be called Myanmar.
Pakistani politician Imran Khan is to leave hospital tomorrow, his party and medics said today, two weeks after breaking bones in his back in a fall at an election rally.
Two microscope slides bearing the blood of Mahatma Gandhi are to go on sale in London today and are expected to fetch from 10,000 pounds to 15,000 pounds ($15,200-$22,800).
China's new leader Xi Jinping will confer with US President Barack Obama next month in California, months earlier than their expected first meeting, as both sides seek to stem a drift in relations, troubled by issues from cyberspying to North Korea.
A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula early today, the US Geological Survey reported, striking at a depth of 33km (20 miles).
An 18-year-old Indian-American girl has invented a super-capacitor device that could potentially charge your cellphone in less than 20 seconds. The so-called super-capacitor, charges quickly and holds its charge for a long time, according to reports.
At least 91 people, including 20 children, were feared killed when a 2 mile wide tornado tore through an Oklahoma City suburb, trapping victims beneath the rubble as one elementary school took a direct hit and another was destroyed.
A wave of attacks killed at least 95 people in Shiite and Sunni areas of Iraq on Monday, officials said, pushing the death toll over the past week to more than 240 and extending one of the most sustained bouts of sectarian violence the country has seen in years.
Japan waits for prime minister Shinzo Abe’s final step in the reform plan dubbed as ‘third arrow’ which will open up the protected farm and service sectors and take on vested interests in everything from construction to education. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri reports. Thumbs up for Tokyo
An Italian small business owner climbed onto the dome of St Peter's Basilica on Monday and unfurled a banner protesting against the social "massacre" going on in recession-stricken Italy.
A car bomb exploded near a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims north of Baghdad on Monday, killing eight people, Iraqi police and a local official said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will seek greater military aid from India during his meeting with Indian leadership on Tuesday, sources said.