A global hike in food prices last month due to unfavorable weather conditions, compounded by exporting nations placing restrictions and importing nations stockpiling due to concerns over the grain price rally, could lead to a food crisis along the lines of the one that happened in 2007-08, the U.N.'s food agency warned Thursday.
Thursday was another eventful day in London.
Pakistanis consume heroin valued at $1.2 billion every year.
The U.S. women’s basketball team faces Australia in the semifinals of the 2012 Games. Here is how to watch a live stream of the contest online, as well as a preview for the game.
Are Olympic athletes from Australia or the Americas at a disadvantage compared to athletes from Europe, given how far they had to travel and how many time zones they crossed to get to the London Games?
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp posted a quarterly loss on Wednesday after taking $2.85 billion of non-cash restructuring and impairment charges that overshadowed growth at its cable networks, the company's only major bright spot.
Allyson Felix won gold in the 200 meters on Wednesday.
Team USA takes on Australia in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Olympic basketball tournament in London. You can watch a live stream online of the game here.
An Australian prostitute has won her case against a motel whose owner refused to rent her a room after a court had ruled the act discriminatory.
Neymar led Brazil to the gold-medal match in men's soccer.
Robert Hughes, the Australian-born art critic and historian, died Monday at age 74.
Alex Morgan's header in the final moments of overtime led the U.S. past Canada in the semifinal in Old Trafford.
"That turban has tragically marked us as automatically suspect, perpetually foreign and potentially terrorists."
Crude oil futures declined during the Asian trading hours Monday after surging the most in a month in the previous session on upbeat U.S. jobs data.
The Merchants Payments Coalition (MPC), which represents retailers, says the fees levied on American supermarkets, stores and gas stations by Visa and MasterCard are up to three times more than in other parts of the world, inflating prices for U.S. consumers.
The newly discovered Cedar virus, with 90 percent of its genes identical to those of Hendra and Nipah viruses, failed to cause any disease when researchers injected it into animals, suggesting an avenue for identifying the deadly genes at the heart of Hendra and Nipah.