A court dismisses allegations that a former Delhi minister's pet dog, Don the labrador, would bite his wife on command.
Singer Selena Gomez reveals she is receiving chemotherapy after being diagnosed with the autoimmune disease lupus.
German exports fell in August by their largest amount since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, and imports were also down sharply.
Britain will make a "long-term" deployment of troops to the Baltic region, the defence secretary is expected to announce.
Two firms backed by Chinese internet rivals Alibaba and Tencent are merging to create a new company that will offer a wide range of online services.
A decision by Hong Kong post office authorities to cover up British royal insignias on colonial-era post boxes has had conservationists up in arms.
A historic joint speech by Germany's Angela Merkel and France's President Hollande is directly challenged by Eurosceptics in the European Parliament.
Australia delay naming their team to face Wales in the World Cup until Thursday afternoon amid injury worries.
The children of Syria and Iraq are being moulded into a new generation of militants by the jihadist group Islamic State, writes Jessica Stern.
James Bond star Daniel Craig has said he would only do another Bond movie "for the money", ahead of the release of Spectre in November.
Indonesia's president has asked for international assistance to put out forest fires that have sent a thick haze over the country and its neighbours.
Tanzanian children and their new prosthetic limbs
As the CIA releases 2,500 top secret presidential briefings from the 1960s, who decides what should - and shouldn't - be in that briefing?
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch tweets suggesting US President Barack Obama is not a "real black president" and backing Republican hopeful Ben Carson.
A concert by a Pakistani singer in the Indian city of Mumbai is cancelled after protests by a ruling right-wing Hindu party.
Samsung Electronics says its mobile payment system and user data is safe after a hacking attack against its US-based subsidiary LoopPay.
Scientists in the United States say the world's coral reefs are being attacked by a phenomenon that's only occurred twice before in recorded history.
At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in air strikes that hit a wedding in a rebel-held town in Yemen.
Child welfare authorities dealt with nearly 90,000 child abuse cases in the fiscal year ending March, a government survey showed Thursday, with experts blaming the record-high figure on increased poverty and the isolation of some families. (Japan Times)
A government survey shows sentiment has worsened for the second month in a row. The slowdown in China is a big factor. (NHK)