The world's longest commercial flight took off from Singapore with passengers on board for a marathon 19 hours in the air to New York. The long-range Airbus A350-900ULR is configured to carry up to 161 passengers, 67 in business class and 94 in premium economy with no regular economy seats available.
Holding global warming to a critical limit would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, says a key report from the global scientific authority on climate change.
Many more people lost their homes in the disaster. But where sasak homes, houses made of concrete and brick collapsed or were severely damaged in the quakes, traditional houses made of wood and bamboo remained standing.
A Bombardier Q400 aircraft made the one-way trip to New Delhi from the city of Dehradun. The private airline, SpiceJet plans to blend a quarter of its energy requirement with biofuel for flight operations, that would lower costs and help reduce carbon emissions by 15 percent.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe has been launched to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. Cutting-edge technology and engineering will help it beat the heat. The spacecraft will travel through material with temperatures greater than a million degrees Fahrenheit.
After beating Croatia in Moscow, the French team are lifting the World Cup trophy for the second time in 20 years. Crowds of French fans have gathered in the streets of Paris and other cities to celebrate their team's World Cup triumph.
Cape Town-based mariane salvage expert Nick Sloane wants to tow a huge iceberg from Antarctica to Cape Town to solve crippling drought. One iceberg could produce 150 million litres of water a day for a year. Massive icebergs could be wrapped in insulation and towed to provide water for drought-stricken South Africa.
The initial relief that greeted the dramatic discovery of the trapped Thai soccer team has given way to concern, as rescuers begin the difficult task of attempting to free the 12 boys and their coach from deep inside the flooded cave network. CNN's Anna Coren reports.
Highly skilled workers will soon be able to apply for permanent residency in Japan after as little as one year. Historically, foreigners could become permanent residents after living in Japan for a decade. Here's how to find out if you're eligible.