China as it turns out is increasingly falling short of space – for its dead. And, in a bid to check the demand for land to bury the ashes, Beijing has decided to double the money it was already giving to citizens as financial incentive for burials at sea.
Cash-strapped Greece wrangled on Monday with its creditors over a new package of reforms needed to unlock vital bailout funds as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepared to face grilling in parliament on the negotiations.
Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.
Britain’s Parliament was dissolved on Monday and election officials formally sounded the bugle for the 7 May general election widely seen as the most unpredictable one in living memory, with smaller parties making another coalition the most likely outcome.
A Munich-based rights group has termed “ridiculous” the six-year prison term given to man in northwest China’s restive Xinjiang province for allegedly growing a beard and provoking disturbance.
Warplanes struck Yemen's capital Sanaa overnight and after daybreak on Monday, residents said, on the fifth day of a campaign by Saudi-led forces against Houthi forces opposed to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
The personal details of world leaders travelling to Australia for the G20 summit were mistakenly emailed to a member of the Asian Cup football local organising committee, a report said Monday.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, already facing a six-year prison term after a corruption conviction, was found guilty on Monday in a separate case of accepting illegal payments from a U.S. businessman.
Latest attack on the country's independent writers after an American atheist blogger was killed in the same way in February
Apple chief Tim Cook slammed what he called a wave of "dangerous" laws in several US states that he said promote discrimination and erode equality, in an editorial published Sunday.
World-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking is getting his name trademarked, joining the ranks of celebrities such as JK Rowling and David Beckham who have turned their names into brands. Hawking has applied to the Intellectual Property Office to have his name formally registered.
A number of pilots at Lufthansa's low-cost subsidiary Germanwings have refused to fly following a deadly plane crash in the French Alps that killed 150, but the captain of one of the aircraft of the company's fleet personally welcomed passengers on board and assured them of safety a day after the incident.
Australian airlines must ensure that two crew are on the flight deck at all times, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Monday in response to the Germanwings disaster.
Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.
A powerful earthquake rattled the south Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning for vast swathes of the Pacific and as far north as Russia. The magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck at a depth of 65 kilometers, about 50 kilometers southeast of the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said.