North Korea today said that it wanted to set up a meeting - in Seoul if necessary - between a dozen recent defectors and their parents to prove Pyongyang's claim that the former were abducted by South Korea.
Global firms responsible for tens of trillions of dollars in investments today urged the world's leading economies to sign the landmark Paris accord to limit global warming adopted at a UN summit in December.
Earthquake in Japan: People trapped under buildings that collapsed in Japan's double earthquakes used social media to chat to friends and keep their spirits up while they awaited rescue, reports said today.
A British surgeon livestreamed a cancer operation using virtual reality technology today, in what he said was a world first that would help in training and let doctors to advise on operations remotely.
The total number of billionaires in Russia has dropped from 88 to 77 as the country suffers a recession, Forbes magazine's annual rich list showed today, but a man reported to be Vladimir Putin's son-in-law has become the you
China's benchmark Shanghai stock index surged 150 per cent in the 12 months to June before crashing, while the yuan, or renminbi (RMB), has depreciated since July, leading to a flight of capital from the country.
Peabody has been hurt by both the plunge in oil and natural gas prices -- a direct consequence of the fracking revolution in the United States that unleashed huge new supplies -- and the economic slowdown in China.
Austrian prosecutors said today they are probing a possible link between a Pakistani held in Salzburg in connection with last November's terror assaults in Paris and the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai.
Although Yahoo was an early Internet pioneer and is used by around one billion people, it has fallen behind Google in Internet searches and has been steadily losing ground in online advertising, the WSJ report said.
Several explosions rang out in central Kabul today, shortly after the US Secretary of State John Kerry left the Afghan capital following an unannounced visit to call for the Taliban to re-enter peace talks.
An unflattering painting depicting a nude Donald Trump went on show in London this weekend having being censored in the United States, where its creator claims to have received a thousand death threats from his supporters.