A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as
pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the
government having limited options to end the crisis and
demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police.
German airline Lufthansa cancelled 1,450 flights after a
pilots union called for a strike on Monday and Tuesday,
adding to travellers' misery after millions were left
stranded by a weekend-long train drivers' stoppage.
Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate
act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by
ancient armoured fishes, called placoderms, about 385 million
years ago in Scotland.
Hopes faded for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain
disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops
and government officials for as many as 40 people missing
after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39.
Some of the dozens of people who are being watched for
possible exposure to Ebola in the United States are expected
to be cleared in coming days, potentially easing concerns
about the spread of the disease after two nurses were