Canadian energy company Encana said it has agreed to buy Texas's Athlon Energy for $7.1 billion, in a bid boost the Calgary-based natural gas producer's shift into oil
BEIJING (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma.
Their backs hunched, elderly Muslim pilgrims lean on walking sticks as others in wheelchairs nudge their way into Mecca's Grand Mosque where scores of people are encircling the holy Kaaba.
The tooth of a 220-million-year-old semi-aquatic phytosaur has been found embedded in the thigh bone of a terrestrial rauisuchid. Both are giant prehistoric reptiles distantly related to the modern crocodile.
George Osborne has announced he will scrap the so-called "death tax" on pensions pots but it has emerged he was the one who increased it in the first place. As he attempts to wrest back the initiative from UKIP, Mr Osborne will tell the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham he will abolish the tax charged when people pass on a pension pot to dependents - in all but a handful of...
Five more bodies have been found near the peak of an erupting volcano in Japan taking to at least 36 the total number of people feared dead, as the stories of survivors - and victims - began to emerge.