Toronto City Council voted on Tuesday to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on all municipal premises from City Hall to golf courses by 2011.
Indian police interrogators are preparing to administer a "truth serum" on the sole Islamic militant captured during last week's terror attacks in Mumbai to settle once and for all the question of where he is from.
The over 60s are the fastest-growing group of criminals in Japan. Last year elderly men and women were responsible for almost one in seven recorded crimes, compared with one in 25 a decade earlier. While most were guilty of theft, shoplifting and other petty offences, more than 150 were charged with murder.
Researchers evaluating a new technique for locating and removing objects accidentally embedded in the body say they may have uncovered a new form of self-mutilating behavior in which teenagers intentionally insert objects into their flesh.
Police are questioning a couple after a bruised and half-naked 17-year-old boy showed up at a gym with a chain locked to his ankle, claiming he had just fled his captors, authorities said.
A new study by British scientists has revealed left-handed children do less well in national tests than their right-handed peers - and the gap does not diminish as they get older. Staff at the University of Bristol investigated whether left-handedness is associated with differential cognitive development.
When the LHC first went down, it was believed that repairs could get the system up and running by April 2009. Then we saw repairs pushing the timeline back to summer 2009. But now, CERN has arrived at a fork in the road regarding LHC repairs.
A hen pecks an eagle. Chinese farmers are trapping eagles and other birds of prey and throwing them trussed up into chicken pens to make them so scared of poultry that they never return
A lawmaker says the state's Homeland Security office should be crediting God with keeping the state safe. State Rep. Tom Riner, a Southern Baptist minister who was instrumental in establishing that requirement in 2006, disapproves of the fact that Homeland Security doesn't currently mention God in its mission statement or on its Web site.
A new kind of silent hero has joined the fight against climate change.