Harvard is the latest US University to take up the fictional wizard-sport Quidditch which features in the Harry Potter books.
Senator John Kerry’s daughter was arrested yesterday in Las Angeles on suspicion of driving while under the influence.
Detainees transferred by Canadians to Afghan prisons are “likely to have been tortured by Afghan officials” a former senior Canadian diplomat has claimed.
Last night a fireball lit up parts of the Utah sky– and the phenomenon, which saw the dead of night as bright as day, was captured on CCTV.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin called the hacking of her Yahoo e-mail account the “most disruptive and discouraging” incident in her campaign.
A service by North Pole dwellers to answer letters addressed to Santa has been suspended after a sex offender was recognized as a volunteer.
Sufferers of the chromosomal disorder Downs syndrome could be helped by a new drug which increases the levels of message-carrying chemicals in the brain.
In South Africa a polygamist businessman has been convicted of the murder of his pregnant wife and the attempted murder of his second wife.
President Barack Obama needs to take decisive action in Afghanistan and remind the American public why they are fighting the war he inherited from George Bush.
A super-submarine left over from the Second World War has been found in Hawaii.
Some morbidly overweight people don’t realise they’re obese according to the findings of a new report.
A translation firm is offering prospective parents the chance to check their preferred baby-names don’t mean anything embarrassing in other languages.
President Obama has admitted that the US government will miss the January 2010 deadline for closing Guantanamo Bay.
The world is on course for a “catastrophic” 6 degrees centigrade rise in temperature, meaning that the worst-case predictions for climate change are coming true.
A letter written by former US president Abraham Lincoln to a schoolboy around 150 years ago is to go on sale.