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The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately, the Marseille prosecutor said on Thursday.

German Andreas Lubitz, 28, left in sole control of the Airbus A320 after the captain left the cockpit,…

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European title holder Elizaveta Tuktamysheva recorded the third highest ladies short programme score in history Thursday as the 18-year-old took a commanding lead at the World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai.

The Russian dazzled the crowd to the rousing music of Maurice Ravel's "Bolero", opening with a triple axel before…

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Japan's prime minister is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, as the former World War II enemies jockey over the telling of their shared history.

Tokyo has not officially replied to Beijing's comments on the march, being held to mark the 70th anniversary of the…

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Japan on Thursday successfully launched a replacement spy satellite, its aerospace agency said, as an existing device comes to the end of its working life.

Tokyo put spy satellites into operation in the 2000s after its erratic neighbor North Korea fired a mid-range ballistic missile over the Japanese mainland and…

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And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old."

In an announcement that broke teenage hearts and sent social media into a tizzy, Malik's bandmates said they were sad to see him go "but we totally respect…

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Marna Cosmetics Co Ltd, a cosmetics manufacturer and importer based in Chiba Prefecture, has launched the Elence 2001 Plus Sakura-cha shampoo and hair pack. The targeted consumers are not only Japanese but also foreign tourists in Japan.

Elence 2001 is designed for fast hair growth and now is available in…

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Marna Cosmetics Co Ltd, a cosmetics manufacturer and importer based in Chiba Prefecture, has launched the Elence 2001 Plus Sakura-cha shampoo and hair pack. The targeted consumers are not only Japanese but also foreign tourists in Japan.

Elence 2001 is designed for fast hair growth and now is available in…

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At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq.

"These strikes are intended to destroy ISIL strongholds with precision,…

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A newspaper is reporting that the voice recorder indicates that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit before a Germanwings jetliner plummeted into a remote Alpine mountainside.

The New York Times is citing an investigator it doesn't identify as saying that the audio shows that after an…

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Hundreds of civilians, including many children, have been abducted and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists, a top Nigerian official confirmed Wednesday.

The news of the mass kidnappings comes as Nigeria prepares for crucial elections on Saturday.

Several hundred people were taken captive by the Islamic…

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