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”.
Deadly scorpion venom is being used to create new eco-friendly pesticides as some types of venom are harmful only to insects and unlikely to harm larger creatures.
A rare species of fungus-farming ants have given up sex altogether, reproducing asexually in female-only colonies. But can asexual species’ go the distance?
Suppliers of 10” LCD and OLED computer panels in Asia are claiming to be sold out after iPhone maker Apple pre-ordered them all for its top secret but highly anticipated tablet.
“Owners of the Nintendo Wii can finally stop waving their video game controllers in the air and sink back onto the couch,” writes The New York Times.
Search giant Google is threatening to pull its operation out of China after discovering a “highly sophisticated and targeted attack” on its infrastructure there.
Yemeni security forces have located and killed an “al-Qaeda kingpin” in Shabwa province after “intensive operations against the terror group”, according to an official statement.