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A confident Donald Trump locked horns with his Republican rivals in the final U.S. presidential debate before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, as a surging Marco Rubio wilted under sustained attack.

The billionaire butted heads with Bush, whose dreams of following his father and brother into the White House hinge on…

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Tunisia on Saturday completed the construction of a barrier along its border with Libya, months after attacks on its national museum and a beach resort that killed dozens of tourists.

Defence Minister Farhat Horchani told reporters that the construction of berms and water-filled trenches marks "an important day" for Tunisia…

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Rescuers raced against time Sunday to free more than 100 people still buried beneath the rubble of apartment blocks felled by a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 18 dead.

The death toll is rising as emergency workers dig to find survivors of the 6.4-magnitude quake that toppled the…

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North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

The rocket was fired from North Korea's west coast and tracked separately by the…

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Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study has found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia.

The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) was based on the autopsies of 286 people who died…

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After 10 years of construction, the first shinkansen bullet train service to Hokkaido is set to make its inaugural trip on March 26 this year. The new route will run between Shin-Aomori Station on the Japanese mainland and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto via the underwater Seikan Tunnel, making the journey in an hour…

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The latest threat to the Rio de Janiero Olympics, scheduled to begin on August 5, is the threat of serious birth defects and other diseases caused by the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

And what does this bode for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020? Nikkan Gendai (Jan 21) doesn't know. Instead, it's…

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He’s handsome, talented and an Olympic gold medalist. And now, figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu will be making his screen debut as a samurai lord in the Edo period.

Hanyu captured the nation’s collective heart when he won the gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Now, he is set…

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Police have referred to prosecutors a 16-year-old high school student suspected of using malicious software to obtain personal information of several hundred people, including online shopping account details.

The male student from Tokyo's Ota Ward is suspected of having infected some 730 computers with malware enabling him to remotely control…

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In the humble zoo, among the small cages of owls, guinea pigs and raccoons, Japan's oldest elephant stands in a concrete pen about the size of half of a basketball court. She drinks sugar water from a bucket and munches on bananas with her last remaining tooth while a debate…

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