Technological advances have led to a dramatic fall in the weight of women’s handbags, according to research from a department store chain.
Investigations in Israel of a suspected cult leader who is accused of “raping and enslaving” numerous women took a dramatic turn today as one of his alleged victims agreed to testify.
After Tibet’s governor Qiangba Puncog stepped down this week China today named his replacement an ethnic Tibetan and 17-year veteran of the People’s Liberation Army.
Millions of Hindus in India have been bathing in the banks of the Ganges river in celebration of the world’s biggest religious festival, the Makar Sankranti.
Former president of Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was sent into exile after a rebellion involving US intervention which he claims was “a kidnapping”, has offered to return to Haiti.
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.