A European probe approaching a comet in deep space has found the body's surface to be relatively warm, suggesting it has a mostly "dark, dusty crust," mission controllers said on Friday.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his security officials are to blame for the rise of Sunni Muslim insurgents who have seized parts of Iraq, the country's foreign minister said.
Uzbekistan denied, today, that it was in talks with Washington over a new US base after president Islam Karimov hosted a senior US military commander for talks.
The World Health Organization warned west Africa's Ebola-hit nations on Friday that the epidemic was spiraling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption.
The Philippine government plans to spend nearly $4 billion to rehabilitate areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan last year, a senior adviser to President Benigno Aquino said, earlier today.
Violence killed 1,737 people, mostly civilians, in Iraq in July, when Sunni insurgents seized large swathes of land in the north, United Nations figures showed.
President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive has resulted in more Chinese officials committing suicide, a media report said today.
Slovenian ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa was granted a brief prison furlough today, to attend the country's first parliamentary session after he won a seat in last month's election.
China has acknowledged the existence of a new inter-continental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States, state-run media reported today.
Police say a small plane has crashed into a warehouse in the northern German city of Bremen.
Thousands of women displaced by fighting in Pakistan are struggling to get food and other aid because they lack identity cards and conservative Muslim elders have forbidden them from going to distribution centres.
Pan Hui-chen thought it was the end of the world when a series of massive explosions devastated her neighbourhood of Kaohsiung city overnight on Friday.
Libya has warned of a "total collapse" of its health care system as the chaos plaguing the country threatens to send into flight many of the Filipino and Indian staff on whom its hospitals depend.
With neighbourhood being the priority of his foreign policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal on Sunday on a two-day visit during which the two countries are expected to sign agreements in sectors like power and India may announce economic aid.
Dutch and Australian experts finally got to work at the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, after fighting between government troops and pro-Russian rebels killed 14 people.