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France's president has signed into law a controversial bill making the country the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has surpassed Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim as the richest man in the world, as shares of Microsoft surged to a five-year high, according to a tweet from Bloomberg.
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his ascent of Mount Everest, his website said, in a bid to become the oldest man to reach the roof of the world.
A 16m (52ft)-high rubber duck, which has attracted crowds of visitors as it travels around the world, has deflated in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.
Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.
The oldest tortoise in Britain, aged 130, died this week after it was bitten by a rat, according to reports.
Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.
The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.
Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif is celebrating with his supporters, amid early signs that his party will be the largest after parliamentary elections.
Yesterday (08), ceremonies across Europe celebrated peace as they marked the 68th anniversary of the 68th anniversary of the Allied victory over the Nazis.
Researchers at Cambridge University have developed an app that tries to track happiness by combining smartphone data with users' perception of mood.
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