A 12-year-old girl in the UK has achieved the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, which could make her brainier than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
The family of late Taliban leader Mullah Omar on Sunday said it does not back his announced successor and wants the new chief to be chosen by leading Islamic scholars and veterans of the movement.
Vice-president Joe Biden is reported to be actively exploring a White House run with aides reaching out in recent weeks to donors and strategists not committed to any campaign yet.
Dramatic pictures and a video have emerged of the moment when a Russian military helicopter crashed during an aerobatic display at the Dubrovichi firing range in Ryazan region, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) southeast of Moscow.
Jalaluddin Haqqani-led militant group in Afghanistan, the Haqqani network, posted a statement on Sunday backing the appointment of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour whose legitimacy has been challenged internally.
Russian Anti-Terrorist Committee said on Sunday that the militants killed in combat in the province of Ingushetia west of Chechnya were involved in a series of attacks on police. It added that they had recently swore an oath of allegiance to IS.
A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane.
Attention will be focused on Greece's embattled banks on Monday when the Athens stock exchange reopens after a six-week shutdown imposed while the country was negotiating with the European Union, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other creditors regarding the bail-out talks on its debt crisis.
Will it be the small tortoiseshell butterfly or the black garden ant that bags the title of UK's favourite insect? An online poll will decide! The poll has been launched to find the answer by the Royal Society of Biology.
Pakistani security forces have killed a senior al Qaeda commander in an overnight raid at his hideout in Baluchistan, a provincial minister said on Sunday. The security forces also detained his wife and took the couple's two young daughters into custody during the raid in the Chaghi district.
Kurdish rebels on Sunday drove an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle into a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding a further 24 according to the authorities, in the latest escalation of violence between government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.
With two more Mars orbiters sent into space last year, including India's MOM probe, traffic has picked up around the red planet — so much so that NASA has bolstered its traffic monitoring process to avoid spacecraft collisions.
An Egyptian court sentenced 300 loyalists of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood group of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for three to 10 years in prison over violence charges.
Defying death threats, an Iraqi television comedian, Ahmad al-Basheer, is taking on the Islamic State group with biting satirical sketches like the one above, with his sharp, incisive humour aimed at dispelling the aura of fear that surrounds the militant group.
Uncertainty surrounds the fate of another lion linked to Cecil, the beloved Zimbabwean lion slain by an American dentist whose killing caused a global outcry, after a conservation group reported that his "brother" Jericho had also been killed Saturday.