US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner came out as transgender on Friday, saying: "For all intents and purposes, I'm a woman."
A Japanese man was arrested Saturday for allegedly flying a small drone with traces of radioactivity onto the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office, police said.
Li Pei, former head of the aircraft project under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, described the JF-17 as a major achievement in cooperation between Beijing and Islamabad in the defence sector.
Visitors to the Statue of Liberty were evacuated from Liberty Island in New York Harbor on Friday after a report of a suspicious package, the United States Park Police said, and law enforcement officials are investigating the site.
Two Indian nationals in Singapore were on Friday hailed as heroes and commended for saving a dangling toddler stuck between the rails on a parapet of a second floor apartment block.
A powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, climbers said, raising fears for those on the world's highest peak a year after another avalanche caused the deadliest incident on the mountain.
Pakistani activist Sabeen Mahmud was killed by unidentified gunmen on Friday night in Karachi, dawn.com reported.
Reports from the quake-ravaged Kathmandu said the nine-storey Dharahara Tower and the royal Durbar Square--visited by thousands of tourists every year--were reduced to rubble by the temblor that killed more than 100 people.
The prestigious George Washington University here is contemplating a ban on swastika, a sacred symbol for Hindus and Buddhists, asauthorities believe it resembles the Nazi symbol and may hurt the sensibilities of some Jewish students.
The Conservative party was on Friday accused of stoking English nationalism with its promise of ensuring “English votes for English laws”, while Labour leader Ed Miliband partly blamed PM David Cameron for the recent death of Libyan migrants at sea.
As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD.
A Filipino woman facing the death penalty in Indonesia was moved on Friday to an island prison where she and nine other drug convicts are to be executed by firing squad.
A shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday causing buildings to collapse, injuring many and leaving a pall of dust over the city, witnesses said.
An Iranian ship convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials said, as Saudi-led warplanes kept up air strikes on the anti-government forces.
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed in the violence raging in Yemen since Saudi-led air strikes began on March 26, the UN children's agency said on Friday.