Scientists have developed an app that allows an ordinary smartphone to capture and display three-dimensional models of real-world objects. The technology also allows the 3D capture of faces.
Newly analysed data from East Antarctica says the remote region has set a record for soul-crushing cold, at minus 94.7 degrees Celsius (-135.8 degrees Fahrenheit). The old record had been -89.2 degrees Celsius.
Even a limited conflict with nuclear weapons would wreak havoc in the atmosphere and devastate crop yields, says study Nobel Peace Prize-winning organisation. The only answer to such a disaster was the abolition of nuclear weapons worlwide.
Calling him a venerated elder and a great soul, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said India has no doubt that the world will honour the historic legacy of Nelson Mandela who taught the true meaning of forgiveness and reconciliation.
The four people who attacked and slashed the throat of Gen KS Brar in central London in September last year for his role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar were on Tuesday sentenced to jail at the Southwark Crown Court.
A crowd of around 400 people set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday after a man was hit and killed by a bus, the first major riot in the city-state for more than 40 years. Singapore PM condoles Indian's death in accident
Thailand's embattled premier said Sunday she was willing to call an election to end the political crisis gripping the country -- but only if protesters seeking her overthrow accept the result.
"People in masks toppled the statue of Lenin," a police spokeswoman told AFP, saying they brandished the flag of Ukraine's nationalist Freedom Party and threw flares. Lenin, the founder of the Soviet state, is a figure of hate for Ukrainian nationalists.
The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression - and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela's iconic power.
South Korea on Sunday declared an expanded air defence zone that overlaps with one announced by China and covers a submerged rock disputed by the two countries, as tensions rise over competing territorial claims.
Thailand's premier called a snap election Monday to try to defuse the kingdom's political crisis, but protesters kept up their fight to topple the government with an estimated 140,000 demonstrators flooding the streets of Bangkok.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, toppling a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and blockading key government buildings in an escalating standoff with the president over the future of the country.
North Korea confirmed on Monday that the powerful uncle of the nation's young leader Kim Jong-Un has been purged, accusing him of being a corrupt, drug-using womaniser in a move analysts said cements Kim's grip on power.
US defence secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Pakistan on Monday for meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the nation's new army chief, hoping to further repair a strained and sputtering relationship between Washington and Islamabad.
A Chinese farmer with five children drank a fatal dose of pesticide at a communist chief's house after officials seized his family's annual food supply for violating the one-child policy, reports said today.