Americans will feel “certain shock” when a report detailing the intelligence failures that could have prevented the attempted Christmas Day airline bombing is published today.
A major upsurge in violence in Africa’s Sudan is threatening the country’s 2005 peace agreement according to a coalition of aid agencies in the south of the region.
A suicide bomb in Russia’s Degestan has killed five “hero” police officers after they prevented the bomber from ramming an explosive-filled SUV into police headquarters.
Egypt says it is losing patience with Hamas after violent clashes on the Egypt-Gaza border left one border guard dead and dozens of Palestinians injured.
The female cane toad can inflate herself to twice her size to ward off advances from smaller males vying to mate with her, according to Australian biologists.
Conflict between hardline animal rights groups and whalers in the Antarctic has reached crisis point after a Japanese whaling ship tore the bow off a protest vessel yesterday.
Fossilised footprints dating back 395m years have shed new light on the “evolutionary milestone” of the transition of aquatic fish into terrestrial animals.
America’s Central Intelligence Agency is caught up in a “bureaucratic bog” which heightens the risk of terrorism to the USA because the system is overwhelmed, says The Washington Post.
The Hubble Telescope has taken the earliest snapshots of galaxies in the universe’s infancy, about 600 million years after the Big Bang.
Google’s rival to Apple’s iPhone hits the market to a fanfare of adulation and scepticism in equal measure – but can it live up to its “superphone” tagline?
Planet Earth could soon be wiped out by an explosion of a star more than 3,000 light years away according to research by American scientists.
Three Democrats, two senators and one governor, have ditched plans to run for re-election striking the latest blow for President Barack Obama’s Democrat administration.
Yemeni police have captured what is believed to be the key Al-Qaeda chief behind the threats on foreign embassies in the capital Sanaa, according to security officials.
Pending sales of previously owned US homes tumbled 16 per cent during November – a much higher number than predicted because of the end rush to beat tax credits.
An American pilot has pleaded guilty to being over the alcohol limit as he prepared to take off from Heathrow Airport in London, England.