The former prime minister of Russia, Yegor Gaidar, who three years ago accused the authorities of trying to poison him, has been found dead of a “blood clot” aged 53.
Police in Pakistan are investigating a possible link between the killing of a leading Al-Qaeda militant last week and a bomb attack yesterday in Punjab which killed more than 20 people.
Hundreds of protesters angered by the lack of progress on a climate deal amid political wrangling are marching on the UN climate summit today in Copenhagen.
A boom in the demand for illegal motorbikes in Gaza is fuelling a dangerous – and sometimes deadly - smuggling trade orchestrated via complex tunnels all the way from Egypt.
The Independent talks to George Bush about the “surreal afterlife” of being an ex-American president, dog poop and being mistaken for himself.
Displeased Indonesians have been venting via Facebook outraged that a statue of a young Obama, “who is not an Indonesian national hero”, has been installed in a Jakarta park.
Some of the terrorism suspects being held at the U.S naval base Guantanimo Bay in Cuba will be transferred to Illinois state prison, a government official has said.
The soot emitted when fossil fuels are burned, known as “black carbon”, could have a bigger impact on climate in some parts of the world than greenhouse gases, new research reveals.
Australians are outraged at government plans to censor the internet after trials found that filtering a blacklist of banned sites didn’t slow the web down.
Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” button has mystified users by leading to an unexplained countdown clock – with no obvious purpose…
An ice-making kit which urges drinkers to recreate the sinking of Titanic using ice cube replicas of the ship and surrounding icebergs has been branded “sick” by consumers.
Thousands have been evacuated from the areas surrounding the Mayon volcano in the Philippines after it began oozing lava and shooting plumes of ash.
Iran may have tested a key component of atomic bombs as recently as 2007 according to diplomats – a claim that undermines Iran’s insistence its nuclear development is civilian.
Graphic novel “Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth” is surprisingly fun, despite the book’s subject being analytical philosophy’s search for the foundations of mathematics.
Computer viruses which “attack your dignity” have been rampaging through social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, sending embarrassing messages to friends and co-workers.