Sri Lanka's foreign minister has been shot and critically wounded in the capital Colombo. Lakshman Kadirgamar, 73, was attacked near his highly-guarded home, Sky News reported.
Cambodia has granted citizenship to Hollywood screen temptress Angelina Jolie as recognition of her environmental work and because she has adopted a Cambodian child, an official said on Friday. International agencies said the legal document was singed by
Saddam Hussein could be executed if found guilty in his first trial, an official close to the proceedings has said. The ousted Iraqi ruler will be tried over the 1982 massacre of 150 Shiites in Dujail, north of Baghdad.
Police in Brazil say thieves tunneled their way into a bank and stole nearly 150 million reals, the equivalent of more than EUR 50 M. The thieves reportedly built an 80-metre-long tunnel from a house near the bank, digging about 4 m below the floor of the
The Discovery space shuttle has landed at the Edwards Air Force base in California. Earlier NASA ordered the astronauts aboard Discovery to bypass the first landing opportunity of the day because of stormy weather off the Florida coast.
A fire in an apartment block in Berlin overnight killed eight people, four of them children, German officials said on Tuesday. The fire broke out in the stairwell of the five-storey building in the German capital's central Moabit district but the cause wa
The crew of the American space shuttle, Discovery, are preparing Tuesday to return to Earth after bad visibility in Florida forced a delay on Monday. Nasa hopes to bring the shuttle down at 1007 BST (0907 GMT) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The Bristol sky comes alive with colour once again this year as the annual IKEA International Balloon Fiesta takes place in the stunning parkland of Ashton Court Estate, August 11-14. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has grown to be one of the lar
An explosion tore through an apartment block in Istanbul on Monday, killing two men and wounding six others. Istanbul police chief Celalettin Cerrah said the blast had not occurred due to a natural gas explosion as previously reported.
Space shuttle Discovery's return to Earth has been delayed for 24 hours due to bad weather at its landing site. The seven crew members aboard Discovery had been preparing for their re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.
Israeli Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has resigned in protest against this month's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.The resignation was announced as the cabinet approved the removal of a first group of Jewish settlers from the area.
At least 13 people were killed and three were missing after a plane carrying 39 people crash landed in the sea off the coast of Italy Saturday after reporting a technical fault. Many of the 23 survivors had clung to the wings in rough seas about 10 miles
Authorities in Zambia have extradited to the UK a man suspected of being involved in terrorism. Haroon Rashid Aswad has been linked to the July 7 attacks in London, when four suicide bombers murdered 52 people.
A rescue vessel has managed to attach a tow cable to the stricken diving vessel trapped on the sea bed in the Russian Far East, BBC reported. They are hoping to be able to tow the Priz submersible into shallower waters, the commander of Russia's Pacific F
Flight data and voice recorders from the Air France jet that burst into flames after skidding off a runway in Toronto on Wednesday have been found. Air investigators hope the so-called black boxes will hold vital clues to the cause of the crash of the Air
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