The Solar Impulse 2 team is both excited and nervous as one of its pilots, André Borschberg, prepares to fly the solar-powered plane solo from China to Hawaii in the “most challenging” leg of the bid to fly around the world.
Royal officials say Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Northern Ireland's first-ever Sikh candidate contesting the UK general election has complained that he was allegedly forced to remove his turban by police at Dubai airport.
Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire at an exhibit near Dallas of caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammad organised by an anti-Islamic group, authorities said on Sunday.
A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article on Sunday.
Unidentified gunmen attacked a school in Pakistan on Monday and killed a guard, police said, raising fears of a repeat of a deadly school attack five months ago that toughened Pakistan's resolve to fight militants.
The Princess of Cambridge has already provided a boost to the British economy worth an estimated 80 million pounds with the royal fans busy buying commemorative souvenirs.
Mount Everest remains open to climbers, a senior official at Nepal's tourism department said on Monday, despite avalanches after last month's devastating earthquake destroying much of the established route to the summit of the world's highest peak.
Nepal's government urged foreign workers in the quake-hit capital to return home on Monday as major rescue work in Kathmandu and surrounding areas have been completed and that the remaining operations can be handled by local workers. However, work remained in the villages and remote mountain areas and foreign aid volunteers could work with local police and army rescuers in those areas, he said.
Nepal's devastating earthquake that has claimed nearly 7,300 lives so far is likely to hit the 10 billion-rupee tourism industry, the country's main forex earner, hard, losing as many as two lakh international tourists, including many Indians, in the immediate future.
A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying staff of the Afghan Attorney General’s office in the capital Kabul on Monday, injuring at least 10 people, media reports said.
A strong 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand's South Island on Monday with local authorities saying it shook buildings but caused no serious damage.
An Air Arabia airliner flying from Kuwait to the United Arab Emirates was diverted to a UAE military airbase on Sunday after a passenger warned the plane was about to explode, the UAE state news agency WAM reported.
Surrounded by ochre rubble, Pannakaji beds down on a mattress wedged between Buddha statues at Kathmandu's "Monkey Temple", hoping to deter looters from the quake-ravaged site where his ancestors have served as priests for 1,600 years. Some of the seventh-century stupas remain intact and a few statues miraculously survived the disaster, but those that did now risk being pillaged by looters or desperate devotees hoping for a bit of good luck after the devastation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping offered the head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party on Monday "equal" talks to resolve their political differences, but only if Taiwan accepts it is part of China, a concept many Taiwanese balk at.