More than three trillion trees exist on Earth – roughly 422 per person – but the total number of trees has plummeted by 46% since the start of human civilisation, a Yale-led study said.
The distraught father of two Syrian boys who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach the Greek island of Kos identified their bodies on Thursday and prepared to take them back to their home town of Kobani.
Two Vice News journalists -- Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury -- who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said on Thursday.
The Sri Lankan Parliament on Thursday named an ethnic minority Tamil politician Rajavarothiam Sampanthan as the main opposition leader for the first time in 32 years, a sign of growing reconciliation in the nation following the end of a bloody civil war.
New weaponry including missiles will be on display and war veterans will march down Beijing’s signature thoroughfare in a mega military parade to be held here as China marks the end of World War II and its victory over Japan on Thursday.
Scholars and academics have criticised the British Library after it refused to host a large collection of Taliban-related documents that date to the 1990s — including newspapers, maps, books of Sharia law, poetry — due to concerns that it may contravene terrorism laws.
If Cupid’s arrow has hit you finally, it is still better to express your feelings via an email than leaving a voice message or a WhatsApp post with the girl you are in love with, says a new study.
Beijing, a city of around 21 million people, is grinding towards a lockdown in the run-up to the mega military parade on Thursday that will see 30 heads of states looking on as 12,000 Chinese soldiers march to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of Japanese occupation and World War II.
If diplomacy is an art, as some have said, handling Pakistan can be high art, as seen in a bunch of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s emails released Monday night.
A college librarian in Kentucky has found the 19th-century manuscript of a musical number that gave rise to one of the most widely performed songs in the world, Happy Birthday to You, University of Louisville officials said on Monday.
A former top military general who headed the CIA has suggested to the Obama administration to rope in jihadists from al Qaeda to take on the Islamic extremist group Islamic State which has threatened the United States of America with another 9/11-style attack.
A set of metro cards featuring pictures of a Japanese porn star sold out on Tuesday within hours of going on sale at midnight in Taiwan, the company said.
A suicide bomber on Tuesday killed at least six people and wounded dozens in Pakistan's volatile northwest where security forces are fighting the Taliban and their allies, officials said.
The Islamic State group suspended four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online, the latest gruesome execution video from the extremist group.
British thriller writer Frederick Forsyth revealed he had conducted missions for intelligence service MI6 in extracts from his autobiography published on Sunday.