NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft appears to be hobbled by a faulty wheel and may be near the end of its four-year mission, space agency scientists have said.
Barack Obama, the US president, has announced that the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service will resign as part of the ongoing scandal into the conduct of some IRS officers in unfairly targeting conservative political groups.
A drone the size of a fighter jet has taken off from the deck of an US aircraft carrier for the first time in a test flight that could eventually open the way for the US to launch unmanned aircraft from almost anywhere in the world.
Barack Obama, the US president, has said that the federal tax agency’s targeting of conservative political groups was "intolerable and inexcusable".
A top judicial panel in Brazil has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in the country, ruling that gay couples could not be denied marriage licenses.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has returned to Earth along with two other after a half-year mission to the International Space Station that saw him shoot to global stardom by captivating people worldwide with his Twitter microblog.
US President Barack Obama says he and British Prime Minister David Cameron have agreed to "increase the pressure" on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the aim being Assad's departure.
The US government reportedly secretly seized telephone records of reporters and offices belonging to Associated Press news agency for a two-month period last year, the agency has said.
A doctor in the US city of Philadelphia has been found guilty of murdering three babies with scissors after they were born alive during late-term abortions at a clinic serving low-income women.
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