A group of influential clerics in Yemen are threatening to declare jihad, or “holy war”, if foreign troops are drafted into the region to battle the spread of Al-Qaeda.
Sporadic gunfire, a symptom of the mounting anger and despair, rings out across Haiti’s earthquake-ripped capital Port-au-Prince as locals endure a third night on the torn streets.
Scientists are planning on recruiting a tiny species of wasp, nicknamed “voodoo wasps”, in the war on agricultural pests and as part of a wider effort to boost food production.
Barack Obama has launched the first large-scale aid programme in his career as President, pledging the “unwavering support” of America to earthquake-wrecked Haiti on Wednesday.
A Nature Unleashed blogger muses on a recent act of so-called “eco-terrorism” which he says “hit the wrong target” after activists committed arson on allegedly non-eco homes.
A court case against the son of one of New York’s most notorious modern gangsters, John Gotti Junior, has been dropped by prosecutors for the fourth time in a row.
Archaeologists are trying to unravel the meaning of mysterious text and images inscribed on a rare 400-year-old slate tablet discovered at Jamestown, Virginia.
Seven Hindu pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a stampede at a religious festival on the river Ganges in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, according to police officials.
A man has been killed by a great white shark of “dinosaur-like” proportions off a beach near Cape Town, South Africa.
Pope Benedict XVI has opted to turn the other cheek and yesterday met and forgave the woman who attacked him in Rome during Christmas Eve Mass.
French President Nicholas Sarkozy has put his full political backing behind a move to ban the full Islamic veil in the country saying it was “not welcome” for reasons of sexual equality.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been asked to send a letter of apology to the Israeli people for “humiliating them in an unnecessary confrontation with Turkey”.
Radio1Haiti DJ Carel Pedré, 29, has broadcast an account of the devastating earthquake that rocked the capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday leaving tens of thousands dead.
As many as half of us bring our work home with us regularly according to new research by the University of Toronto which describes “the stress associated with work-life balance”.
The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker says that despite the “assumption that a female president is inevitable, and likely soonish, it’s surprisingly difficult to come up with a name”.