SANAA Traditional mud brick tower houses have always been a source of pride to Yemenis, and over a year into a devastating civil war, they are also providing some much-needed jobs in the ancient capital Sanaa.
BRUSSELS A team of scientists at a Belgian university say they have created a machine that turns urine into drinkable water and fertilizer using solar energy, a technique which could be applied in rural areas and developing countries.
LONDON Dutch men and Latvian women are the planet's tallest people but Iranian men and South Korean women have grown the fastest in the last century, according to the largest ever study of height around the world.
CUENCA, Spain Artist Ai Weiwei has reproduced scenes of his incarceration for a new art installation, a series of almost life-size dioramas - encased in steel boxes - showing his life in jail.
BAYREUTH, Germany - Security concerns after killings in Germany, coupled with Islamic elements in a new production of Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal", created a nervous opening for the annual festival dedicated to the composer in Bayreuth on Monday.
To some it may be an imagined sport, but for the players at the Quidditch World Cup on July 24, the competition was very real.
China's state television CCTV broadcast footage showing a tiger attacking a woman at a Beijing wildlife park on Saturday (July 23), in an incident that left one dead and one injured.
LONDON Britain's Prince Harry has spoken about how he regrets not talking sooner about the impact of the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has landed safely in a field on a private property in West Australia after setting a world record for circumnavigating the world solo in a hot air balloon.
HAVANA Cuba may be one of the world's least connected countries but that is not stopping the Japanese subculture of animated movies, manga comics and video games from spreading feverishly among its youth.
Mega-donors gave millions to back the White House candidates of their choice. It didn't go quite as planned.