Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, set off today to visit the United States for a 10 day tour which will include a much anticipated meeting with President Barack Obama.
Pope Benedict XVI will oversee the second day of an “extraordinary meeting” with 24 Irish bishops in the Vatican to discuss a child sex abuse scandal in Ireland.
Hoping to make offshore wind farms more profitable, Norwegian experts are building the world’s largest and most powerful turbine, but with a twist – it floats!
Church leaders are urging people to give up their iPods for Lent instead of more traditional vices such as chocolate and alcohol, encouraging people to help save the planet.
Toads anticipate the timing and impact of their landings in the same way that humans do, according to a new paper called “Do toads have a jump on how far they hop…”
If the European Union ends up bailing out bankrupt Greece the PIGS will all eat at the same trough, remarks Wall Street Journal columnist and Hudson Institute adviser Irwin Stelzer.
Scientists, poets and thermal imaging technology got together over Valentine’s weekend to investigate whether love poems can ignite “instant fires” in your blushing cheeks.
“Make Iran pay, stop coddling the mullahs and crack down on their quest for nuclear weapons,” is today’s sentiment in an editorial from the New York Daily News.
An inventor is claiming to have come up with a modern day Noah’s Ark – a durable container housing up to four people which could theoretically survive an apocalypse.
The New Statesman’s Salma Yaqoob talks to Muslim women about the Western perception that they are powerless victims in need of rescuing. “Give us a break”, they say.
As Chinese New Year revellers welcomed in the year of the Tiger yesterday, Singapore’s first casino, a key part of a drive to boost tourism revenue, opened its doors.
Seven-year-old Julia Lira, the youngest drum corps queen in memory at Rio de Janiero’s Carnival, broke down in tears and needed a time-out after finding herself center stage.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that Iran is “becoming a military dictatorship” in an address to students at a Qatar university during a tour of the region.
A train crash in Brussels has left at least 20 people dead after high speed locomotives collided head-on amid snowy conditions, after at least one vehicle failed to put on the brakes.
A founder of the notorious P2P network the Pirate Bay is creating a micropayment company designed to force users to pay small monthly subscriptions to companies that host downloads.