US researchers have measured swells of more than 16 feet in once frozen region of Arctic Ocean that have the potential to break up ice even faster, threatening an "ice-free summer" that could have potentially wide-ranging implications.
Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew today with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.
European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.
Belief that the US is winning the fight against terrorism has dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade of regular tracking, a poll has found.
Bolivia's leftist president has declared Israel a "terrorist state" because of its offensive in the Gaza Strip, and his government will now require Israeli citizens to obtain a visa to visit the Andean nation.
When asked if Israel is using "disproportionate force" in Gaza, US Secretary of State John Kerry today told NDTV, "This is not the time for the Secretary of State of United States to start making those judgments."
An inventor in the UK has developed the world's first synthetic biological leaf that absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, and it could enable long-distance space travel.
The United Nations' senior human rights official said on Thursday she believed Israel was deliberately defying international law in its military offensive in Gaza and that world powers should hold it accountable for possible war crimes.
A prominent ethnic Uighur professor from China's Xinjiang could be tried on separatism charges within weeks, his lawyer said on Thursday, as a senior pro-government Islamic leader was reported killed in turmoil in the region.
Nearly 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, government said today.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak appealed Thursday for an "immediate cessation" of fighting between Ukraine government forces and rebels around the crash site of flight MH17 near the Russian border.
Myanmar's drug squad has seized more than 140 kilograms of heroin at a town near the Thai border in the country's largest bust this year.
PM Modi Was Denied Visa by a Different Government, We Welcome him: John Kerry to NDTV
Japanese men's life expectancy rose above 80 for the first time in 2013, but was still several years below that of their female counterparts, whose lifespan was the world's longest, figures released Thursday showed.
The father of an Australian al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt says he respects the integrity of Egypt's courts but knows his son is the victim of injustice.