A music video shot aboard the International Space Station went viral on Monday, turning an astronaut into an overnight music sensation with his zero-gravity version of David Bowies hit "Space Oddity." As the first Canadian to command the space station.
A Malaysian academic has called for the closure of Tamil and Chinese medium school in the country to strengthen national unity, drawing sharp reaction from largest ethnic Indian political party which said the remarks are against the Federal Constitutio.
In an unusual move, US Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of journalists working for the Associated Press, an action termed by the global news wire as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how it gathers the ne.
Prosecutors have urged a Milan court to hand a six-year prison sentence and life ban from office to former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for having sex with a minor and for abuse of power. Prosecutor Ilda Boccassini asked the court to give Berluscon.
A 23-year-old man beaten to death in Volgograd in south Russia was the victim of a homophobic gang, Russian investigators have said. The naked body of the man with various injuries, including to his genitalia, was found in the courtyard of an apartment.
A US Marine officer will be court martialed for his alleged role in the scandal sparked by a 2011 video that showed American soldiers urinating on the corpse of Taliban fighter. Captain James V Clement will be tried at a special court-martial for his a.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has telephoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to congratulate him on his partys success in general elections. Cameron, who took time out of an official US tour to telephone Sharif, agreed t.
Pakistans Ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, has resigned from her post. Congratulating the new parliament on its election, Ambassador Rehman has sent in her resignation to the Prime Minister, saying that it is time a new envoy come in as quickly as.
Generic drugmaker Ranbaxy has been fined $500 million by the US government after its subsidiary pleaded guilty to sale of adulterated drugs manufactured in India. It is the largest settlement by a generic medicine maker till date. It includes $150 mill.