A new study of a 125-million-year-old wing of a primitive bird has revealed that some of the most ancient birds were capable of performing aerodynamic feats in a manner similar to many birds existing now.
Pope Francis on Friday deplored the "escalation of violence affecting innocent civilians" in the Middle East, from Syria to Iraq, Jerusalem and the West Bank, and urged the international community to act.
Fire swept through a maximum-security Philippine prison killing 10 inmates, most of them in their cells, authorities said on Friday, in a disaster likely to highlight woeful conditions in one of the world's most over-crowded prison systems.
German carmaker Volkswagen, grappling with a scandal over its pollution-cheating scam, has pledged not to sacrifice its planned investments in Spain, Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said on Friday.
China's first glass suspension bridge, which dangles 180 metres (594 feet) over a canyon in the central Hunan province, has excited -- and terrified -- thousands of visitors since opening two weeks ago.
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 has been awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011," the Norwegian Nobel Committee declared today.