A man has flown a small plane into the seven-story building housing the Internal Revenue Service, killing himself and one agency employee in an attack apparently over a tax dispute.
Dolphins have the unique ability to turn the condition diabetes off and on, scientists have discovered in a major breakthrough which could potentially lead to a cure in humans.
Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has given Japan a whaling ultimatum – stop hunting whales by November or face international court action!
Just hours after US special envoy Richard Holbrooke visited the region, an explosion ripped through a mosque in northwestern Pakistan killing at least 29 and wounding dozens.
A teacher at a vocational school in Ludwigshafen, Germany has been murdered by a 23-year-old former student in an apparent revenge attacks for “bad reports he got at school”.
Niger's president Mamadou Tandja has been captured and pushed out of office following a military coup and violent gun battle in the capital, Niamey.
Beijing reportedly summoned its US ambassador to account for President Barack Obama’s meeting with the exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, yesterday.
Being happy means you are much less likely to develop heart disease a new study has revealed after finding an independent relationship between positivity and the condition.
Food packaging and other disposable plastics could soon be biodegraded along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based polymer which you can pop on your compost heap.
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed he wants to shake off his all-American image and wishes to play Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a movie biopic.
American President Barack Obama telephoned space yesterday, telling astronauts at the International Space Station that he is “deeply committed” to human space exploration.
More than 75,000 computers at nearly 2.500 firms in the U.S and worldwide have been hacked into in what a security firm is calling the biggest cyber attack discovered to date.
The British government’s Ministry of Defence has released transcripts and drawings of reports of alleged alien and UFO close encounters from across the country during the 1990s.
The simplicity that has made Twitter a huge hit is also somewhat limiting, writes the New York Times. Enter Google Buzz, a new networking site that overcomes the limitations.
It was a star-spangled day for America at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada yesterday with a trio of home-grown athletes striking gold.