Britain has reopened its embassy in Haiti after being absent for nearly a half century, as part of an effort to broaden its diplomatic and business presence in the western hemisphere.
A new study has revealed that humans began contributing to environmental lead pollution as early as 8,000 years ago. Early surveys of the region in the 1800s identified prehistoric human mining activity in the form of tools such as hammerstones, ladders, and pit mines.
Lawmakers voiced their confusion and concern, and some called for the end of sweeping surveillance programs by US spy agencies after receiving an unusual briefing on the government's yearslong collection of phone records and Internet usage.
An aspiring New York City actress has helped police track down a suspect in her father's 1986 slaying.
Claiming that the Iran is a "threat" to the America's national security, a top Pentagon official have told the lawmakers that the country is determined to prevent the former from acquiring nuclear weapons.
US President Barack Obama is "repeatedly evaluating" his policy options on Syria, the White House has said, ruling out sending troops on the ground to the strife-torn country.
The mountain of classified material US Army soldier Bradley Manning gave to the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks revealed sensitive information about military operations and tactics, including code words and the name of at least one enemy target, according to evidence the government presented on Tuesday.
The US soldier accused of providing classified files to WikiLeaks told his aunt a leaked video of a helicopter attack in Iraq that killed civilians would cause a "big splash," she said in a statement at his court-martial on Tuesday.
A fierce debate about Internet privacy and the limits of US executive power erupted on Tuesday, in a victory for the young intelligence technician at the center of a global leak storm. Who is Snowden
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A plane powered by cow dung has been short-listed as one of the ideas in an aircraft designing contest. The contest, Fly Your Ideas, is sponsored by Airbus. Airbus will award £25,500 to the winner.
Edward Snowden, the man behind leaks exposing America’s secretive Internet surveillance programmes, was fired on Tuesday by the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton for violating the company’s code of ethics.
There is no more recognisable golf course feature than the flag that adorns a green. It is a signature symbol and a beacon, golf’s version of a lighthouse — sometimes barely visible from the tee box but ever more noticeable as the golfer draws closer. Bill Pennigton writes.
The dividing lines between virtual and real world are blurring. So next time when you login your favourite social networking site be prepared to be constantly watched over by the big bad and totalitarian government. Ross Douthat reports.
United States president Barack Obama's administration is considering whether to charge a government contractor with leaking classified surveillance secrets, while it defends the broad U.S. spy program that it says keeps America safe from terrorists.
A four-year-old boy in the US has accidentally shot and killed his father in yet another shooting incident in the country involving a toddler.