Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations agreed on Tuesday to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered animals are left and improve policies to protect them.
Scientists said on Tuesday a female colossal squid weighing an estimated 350 kilograms (770 lbs) and thought to be only the second intact specimen ever found was carrying eggs when discovered in the Antarctic.
Away from political churnings over by-poll results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with Chinese journalists ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit and used a new way of summing up ties - "Inch (India and China)" towards "Miles" or Millennium of Exceptional Energy.
As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of atrocities in the civil war.
Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates may reach a deal on how to share power late on Tuesday, according to Afghan and Western officials, potentially ending months of tension over the outcome of a run-off election held in June.