The designer of Tokyo's logo for the 2020 Olympics Kenjiro Sano said on Wednesday that he was shocked at "completely baseless" allegations of plagiarism, and provided details of his work to prove the authenticity of his work.
Indian-American presidential candidate Bobby Jindal missed the cut and did not make it to the first televised Republican presidential debate featuring top 10 party candidates.
The United States said on Tuesday it had indications that Syrian rebels trained by the US military were captured by fighters from al Qaeda's Syria wing, al Nusra Front, in the latest blow to a fledgling programme at the centre of America's war strategy.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told US vice president Joe Biden that he would have "serious concerns" if WikiLeaks claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians were true, and called for an investigation into the matter, a top official said on Wednesday.
The President of the United States Barack Obama celebrated his 54th birthday at a popular restaurant in Washington, accompanied by the First Lady and a few close relatives.
Australian stunt motorcyclist Robbie Maddison just took adventure sports to a whole new level – he rode his bike through one of the world’s toughest sea waves.
The son of late Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed with opposing factions and Pakistn having a hand in his death, according to a top Afghan lawmaker.
Technical experts in France are to begin examining a washed-up plane part on Wednesday that almost certainly belonged to missing flight MH370.
Facing IS threat, Iraq's national library is working to preserve what's left after thousands of documents were lost or damaged at the height of the US-led invasion.
American Airlines said on Tuesday it would join Delta Airlines and United Airlines in banning the transport of animals known in Africa as the “big five”.
Allegations linking former British prime minister Edward Heath to child sex abuse threatened fresh disgrace for the country's political establishment on Tuesday as claims of high-level historic paedophilia piled up.
After Mullah Omar's confirmed death reports were out, Mullah Akhtar Mansour was made the new Taliban chief. But splits appeared in the leadership soon after his rivals challenged his appointment.
Nearly two dozen wildfires in California have forced thousands to flee their homes and have lead to the burning of large swathes of land. More than 9,000 firefighters are battling to contain the fires.
Iran will allow some BBC journalists to report there for a week's time, a government official said Tuesday, thus loosening restrictions on a news organization often vilified in local media amid signs of warming diplomatic ties to Britain.
Afghan Taliban on Tuesday urged its followers to disregard "enemy propaganda" about internal fractures following the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and to unite behind his chosen successor.