At least 101 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Syrian and Russian bombardment of eastern Aleppo since the army announced an operation to take it Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, police sources said, as Islamic State steps up attacks in Iraq.
The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.
China's air force said on Sunday it had flown more than 40 bombers and other fighter planes through a strait between Japanese islands on their way to drills in the Western Pacific.
Goeido became the first "kadoban" ozeki in sumo history to win an Emperor's Cup with an unblemished record after he registered his 15th victory by defeating fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.
All options are possible for OPEC concerning a cut or freeze of output with oil producers agreed on the need to stabilize the market, Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa said on Sunday.
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei on Sunday won his sixth Yonex Open Japan title, defeating third seed Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s last working visit to Japan was in 2014. This time round, his trip takes place as the two countries mark 50 years of diplomatic relations.
Reclusive, gentle and quick to roll up into a ball, pangolins keep a low profile.
Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele narrowly missed out on a new world record when he out-sprinted Kenya's Wilson Kipsang to win the Berlin marathon in the second fastest race of all time on Sunday.