A 14-year-old Colorado boy who admitted shooting his father dead and concealing the death by calling the man's work for five days to say his dad was ill was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said.
India has this morning reiterated its demand for immediate steps by Pakistan to reverse the bail granted to Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, the terrorist who masterminded the attacks in Mumbai in 2008 in which 166 people were killed.
Bangladesh's rapid development on the doorstep of the ecologically fragile Sundarbans mangrove forest means "environmental disasters" like this month's oil spill in the massive delta are increasingly likely, experts warn.
Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Macau on Friday as Beijing puts pressure on the gambling hub to diversify away from casinos as part of an anti-corruption drive and pro-democracy protesters prepare to march for free elections.
Calligraphers and painters will have to lay down their tools on December 31, as Pope Francis tries to ensure the Church's apostolic benedictions, which were first issued about 100 years ago under Pope Leo XIII, raise as much money as possible for the poor.
China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country's maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region.
Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, in northeast Nigeria, the latest mass abduction in a region where the military has repeatedly struggled to protect civilians, officials and witnesses said on Thursday.
A year and a half after an equipment failure threatened to derail its epochal search for worlds beyond our solar system, NASA's Kepler spacecraft has bagged another planet, astronomers announced on Thursday.
Perhaps the timing was purely coincidental. But a day after he was credited with helping broker the historic diplomatic breakthrough between Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis began his Thursday morning by greeting a new crop of Vatican diplomats and offering some advice.