The European Union has cranked up the pressure on Britain to rethink its stance on leaving the bloc by insisting it was not too late to change its decision on effectively becoming a "third country" - as a group of UK MPs prepare to force prime minister Theresa May into revealing the country's legal position over reversing Article 50 to quit.
A pay-for-view video depicting large sections of an 1851-mile rail traverse of Australia’s outback has set viewing records in the nation, as the rise of so-called slow-TV offers an antidote to jump cuts, 15-second news bites and invasive advertising.
UKIP leader Henry Bolton has revealed his girlfriend has pleaded with him to take her back after the politician ditched her over her alleged racist remarks surrounding Meghan Markle, fiance of Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne.
It is said that beliefs can be useful - if they help - and in Ghana, some beliefs are decidedly not helping.
The legalization of marijuana for medical uses has resulted in a significant drop in instances of violent crime in those US states that share a border with Mexico, according to new research.
In a tale of forbidden love, secret princes, madness and murder that would be difficult to believe as the plot of an airport paperback, the CIA has declassified documents showing that King Hussein of Jordan had a child out of wedlock with an American Jewish actress - who was later killed by their own lovechild.
British surgeon Simon Bramhall who admitted burning his initials on the livers of two of his patients has escaped a jail sentence after former patients spoke out in his defense.
A report into tackling sexual harassment in Westminster will be debated by British MPs amid accusations it has been "watered down" by the Conservative Party - sparking claims of further skeletons hiding in the UK Government's cupboard, according to one influential political commentator.
The parents and sister of Amy "Dolly" Everett — who was for many years the face of iconic Oz outback hat company Akubra — have revealed they want to invite the cyber-bullies responsible for her death to her funeral to let them see first hand the grief caused in the hope it will spare other families similar heartache.
Pope Francis, in the midst of one of those traditionally long services staged by the Catholic church, told mothers with fussy infants awaiting baptism that it would be appropriate to feed their babies in the natural manner.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its annual report on mortality in America, and the news is unexpected, as the life expectancy of US citizens has dropped for the second straight year.
Among the eight US states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use alongside the plant’s more medicinal properties, Colorado has publicly refuted a new Capitol Hill dictum threatening the return of the bad old days of the War on Drugs.
Potent psychoactive properties of certain mushrooms - long avoided by the medical and scientific community due to heavy-handed laws - are now seen by psychopharmacology professionals as a key element in treating many psychological ailments, opening doors for new research and added funding.
Nasa's Curiosity rover has discovered something looking like trace fossils on camera, which may signal a new chapter in the age-old investigation of the Red Planet.
The tragic death of a Russian man who was killed in a Pittsburgh drive-by shooting led to a renewal of life for another, as his kidney was transplanted to an Army National Guard veteran in dire need of a replacement.
As sporting challenges go, skiing can often prove to be rather difficult - even more so if you happen to have had a few beers or several glasses of wine before heading downhill. Yet Brits are still more likely to drink while tackling the slopes.
Giving up all worldly possessions in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment some of India’s Sadhu monks display feats of physical strength many of their less spirited fellow males can only dream of.
Women’s hair color and length influences males’ judgment about their age, health, physical attractiveness, relationship potential, and parenting capability, according to a study published in The Journal of Social Psychology.
When Sapna Tracy was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, she had the option to terminate her pregnancy and immediately start treatment. But she chose to wait until she delivered the baby. Her husband Joju spoke to Sputnik about Sapna's pro-life convictions and how her family is coping with her death.
In the wake of a flurry of accusations of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein, prosecutors are now considering criminal cases involving the disgraced movie mogul, media reports have said.
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