The UN World Food Programme on Monday took its campaign to fight world hunger to a global cinema audience with an innovative, interactive advertisement.
Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.
Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off “Climate Week,” held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global warming.
Germany’s Catholic Church was Tuesday due to confess to and apologise for thousands of cases of sexual abuse against children, part of a global scandal heaping pressure on the Vatican.
When a Malian illegal immigrant rescued a child dangling from a Paris balcony, he was hailed worldwide as a hero — but the little boy’s father will appear in court Tuesday charged with negligence.
Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, they said late Monday, leaving the parent company with a fresh test as it works to quell mounting turmoil.
The European Union on Monday welcomed Belgium’s decision to slaughter thousands of healthy pigs to isolate and eradicate an outbreak of swine fever.
A solo Indian sailor adrift at sea thousands of kilometres (miles) from dry land with a serious back injury was safely rescued from his stricken yacht Monday after an international search effort.
An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate.
Two charities on Sunday lambasted Italy for pressuring Panama into revoking its flag from migrant rescue ship Aquarius, warning the move deals a “major blow” to humanitarian missions off Europe’s southern coasts.