Scientists predicted this weekend that sighting of the first strong signs of a particle vital to support Einstein's ideas on the working of the universe will be reported on Wednesday (NZT) by the CERN physics research centre.
Divisions over Europe within Britain's coalition government were exposed today when David Cameron's deputy said an EU summit that ended with the prime minister deploying his veto was a "bitter disappointment" and "bad for Britain".
A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake has shaken Mexico, knocking out lights in parts of the capital and sending people rushing into the streets.
Wayne Rooney and Nani ended lengthy scoring droughts with two goals each as Manchester United finished a bad week on an upbeat note with a 4-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers that took them to within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City.
In the middle of the crowd at Russia's largest opposition protest in years, a big banner bore a simple message: Putin must go.
The chairwoman of U.N. climate talks urged delegates to approve a compromise deal on fighting global warming in the interests of the planet, but a deal remained elusive as rich and poor states traded barbs over the limited scope of the package.
The mainstream approach to climate change does not seem to be working so some scientists and policymakers say it may be time to look into something completely different: re-engineering Earth's climate.
Developing states most at risk from global warming rebelled against a proposed deal at UN climate talks, forcing host South Africa to draw up new draft documents in a bid to prevent the talks collapsing.
Severe storms and high winds have caused widespread disruption to parts of Scotland, leaving thousands without power, causing roads and schools to close and hitting air travel.
Paceman James Pattinson claimed a five-wicket haul in a second successive match as Australia barged New Zealand out for 150 in their first innings to bring up tea on the opening day of the second test on Friday.
Boston police let a midnight deadline slip to clear a park of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, but the protesters' camp has shrunk roughly by half.
A Chinese court has sentenced a woman to death and jailed her husband for life for lacing milk with nitrite that killed three children and made 36 sick.
British singer Adele has became the first artist to secure three milestones on the iTunes music chart, scoring 2011's top-selling single, top-selling album and being named the iTunes Artist of the Year, the music compays.
Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second and final test against New Zealand at the Bellerive Oval on Friday.
The European Central Bank has acted to soften a looming recession and avert a credit crunch by cutting interest rates and offering banks long-term funds but spooked markets by dousing hopes of dramatic crisis-fighting action in the euro area.
An Australian prisoner who beat to death a mob boss with a pole and then dragged his body back to his cell was sentenced to 32 years in jail today, with the judge condemning the man's prison code belief that he had a right to kill.
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for political corruption including attempting to sell the US Senate seat vacated by then President-elect Barack Obama.
Book publishers have survived the first stage of a digital revolution in better shape than the music industry and are now embracing the shift to e-books in their search for new revenue streams and lower costs.
FC Basel have upset Manchester United 2-1 to send last season's runners-up out of the Champions League at the group stage.