Air New Zealand is offering what it calls “the first major improvement in economy class travel in 20 years”: the provision of beds in coach class flights.
President Karzai of Afghanistan has proposed a “Taliban amnesty” whereby Taliban names would be removed from a UN blacklist imposing travel restrictions and asset freezes.
Ali Hassan al-Majeed, an Iraqi general and cousin of former dictator Saddam Hussein, known widely as “Chemical Ali,” was hanged yesterday, having received four death sentences.
The world’s astronomical experts are gathering at the Royal Society in London to discuss aliens, with notable scientists agreeing that on a balance of probabilities “they exist.”
World of Warcraft gamers are being encouraged to upgrade their Adobe Flash players after a glitch was discovered that could make their accounts vulnerable to hackers.
New research suggests that prescribing the female hormone estrogen to women with emotional disorders might protect them from contracting schizophrenia.
A defeat of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s quest for another four-year term could raise the risk of a “double dip” recession, economists have warned.
Aliens visiting Earth will be “just like humans”, sporting faults such as greed, violence and exploitation of the weak, according to claims by a leading scientist at Cambridge University.
An aircraft, suspected to be a US drone, has crashed in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region according to officials and local residents.
Cambodia’s government-run drug rehabilitation centers have been accused of torturing addicts with “sadistic violence” such as electric shocks by human rights groups.
The parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have been postponed from May to September in a move to avoid a repetition of the massive electoral fraud that marred last year’s polls.
Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has appeared in a new video speaking publicly for the first time about the attempted Christmas Day airliner bombing, praising the attempt.
Fourteen bodies have been recovered after an Ethiopian plane carrying 90 passengers crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Beirut in stormy weather this morning.
The daredevil who made the first unpowered flight across the English Channel six years ago is planning to sky dive from the edge of space hoping to break a 50-year world record.
International rescue crews in Haiti rescued a man who survived beneath rubble on crackers and beer for eleven days just hours after search-and-rescue operations were officially halted.