SpaceX chief Elon Musk unveiled on Tuesday ambitious plans to establish a Mars colony by sending 100 humans at a time on massive spacecraft.
Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.
German data protection authorities said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp.
Turkey said that courts have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest on charges of links to a group run by the US-based preacher.
76-year-old Nazarbayev is now the last surviving Soviet-era leader to still be in charge of one of the countries that emerged from the USSR.
Milan fashion week kicked off on Wednesday with collections from Italian labels Grinko and Blugirl setting a youth-orientated tone.
Growing xenophobia and rightwing extremism could threaten peace in eastern Germany.
Donald Trump's eldest son triggered an online storm with a tweet comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl containing an assortment of candies.
A Brazilian court has ordered the seizure of goods and assets belonging to the broadcast-arm of the International Olympic Committee.
More than 40 percent of young Japanese single adults are virgins and almost three-quarters of men are not in any kind of relationship.
Sweden's Baltic Sea island of Gotland is once again home to a permanent military presence.
China will launch its second space lab as the country works towards setting up its own space station, among several ambitious goals.
The Gaia space probe, launched in December 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way.
Uber has been testing its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh.
Turkmenistan passed constitutional changes to prolong the presidential term of office.
The world's top-ranked middleweight Gennady Golovkin wants another fight in Britain after stopping Kell Brook and is targeting a unification bout with Billy Joe Saunders.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev promoted a former deputy premier to succeed longtime ally prime minister Karim Massimov.
Kazakhstan's ageing President Nursultan Nazarbayev shifted longtime ally Karim Massimov from prime minister to security chief.
Oil prices on the rise joining the positive movement on equities markets despite a new forecast from producing countries for 2017.
The United States is giving the Philippines two used military aircraft in the face of territorial disputes with China.