US fast food giant McDonald's has served up a super-sized order of controversy by proposing a branch in a historic building in one of China's most frequently painted landscapes, Hangzhou's West Lake.
Japan's Katsuhiro Otomo on Thursday (Jan 29) became the first manga cartoonist to win a lifetime achievement award at France's renowned international Angouleme comics festival.
An unusually large asteroid, known as 2004 BL86, that just skimmed by Earth has its own moon, says NASA.
Health officials in the Mexican capital hope to get residents in shape, by offering free subway rides for exercise.
The asteroid, known as 2004 BL86, runs no risk of a colliding with Earth and will be about three times farther than the Moon when it passes.
The 120km-long Totten Glacier, which is more than 30km wide, has been thought to be in an area untouched by warmer currents.
A search is under way on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands by a group of researchers aimed at solving the mysterious disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
Australia orders a ban on dumping dredge waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef as part of a push to stop the UN from putting the reef on its danger list.
An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for US$11,875, an auction house in New England said.
High-definition images taken by European Space Agency's Rosetta probe reveal that the nucleus of a comet consists of two lobes, connected by a neck region.