Texan Democrat Charlie Wilson, a man who bankrolled covert CIA support for Afghan Mujahidin in the 1980s and was played by Tom Hanks in a Hollywood, has died aged 76.
Government economists in Berlin are seeking to build a “firewall” to prevent the debt crisis facing Greece from spiralling out of control and dragging down the Eurozone.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ignored threats of sanctions by the US and declared Iran a “nuclear state” having produced its first batch of level-20 enriched uranium.
The Independent’s Robert Fisk meets Palestine’s defiant tunnellers, who scramble through an underground maze connecting Egypt, Israel, and Gaza, smuggling all manner of goods.
A low IQ is among the top heart-related health risks, scientists have warned, suggesting that public health campaigns need to target those with low intelligence in order to work.
British theatrical troupe the Royal Shakespeare Company is planning to build a replica of its Stratford-On-Avon theatre in New York and will run a series of five plays there next summer.
Terrified tourists were left suspended 1,600 feet above the ground in the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, when its elevator broke.
Zimbabwe’s prime minister has rejected so-called “indigenisation” legislation, which would require all business operating out of the country to be 51 percent owned by blacks.
Bad weather caused 17 snow avalanches in the Afghanistan Hindu Kush mountain range, burying hundreds of cars on a mountain highway and leaving dozens dead.
“The world is moving fairly quickly on Iran,” remarked US President Barack Obama amid growing fears about Iran’s commencement of a uranium enrichment process.
Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin has been ridiculed in the press for being caught with notes scrawled on her hands on more than one occasion when making public speeches.
Dieters in Hong Kong are being warned by government health officials about the dangers of swallowing parasitic worms, which can grow to up to 15 inches, in the hope of shedding fat.
A newly discovered species of big cat, the Sundaland clouded leopard, has been caught on film for the first time by scientists in the Dermakot Forest Reserve in Malaysia.
Philosopher BHL has an “existence” rather than existential problem after he made an epic gaffe by quoting a made-up philosopher in his latest book.
American President Barack Obama has vowed to attempt a “global warming bailout” by setting up a new “Climate Service” to track global warming.