Rare earthquake shakes US states

 A shallow 4.8-magnitude earthquake rattled large parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, a rare occurrence for two US states more used to tornadoes than tremors.

Russia plans long-range bomber flights near North American waters: Agency

 Russia said on Wednesday it planned to send long-range bombers on flight patrols over North American waters, including the Gulf of Mexico, but the Pentagon played down Moscow`s mission as routine training in international airspace.

Baby skeletons hint at death rituals 11,500 years ago

A pair of baby skeletons in Alaska are more than 11,500 years old and offer new hints about the death rituals of early people in North America, researchers said Monday.

N America treated to partial solar eclipse Thursday

North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

Warming climate restructuring bird population
Warming climate restructuring bird population

Driven by a warming climate, birds typically found in more southerly regions are gradually pushing north, restructuring the communities of birds that spend their winter in northern latitudes, research has found.

1934 drought in US most devastating of last millennium

 The 1934 drought was by far the most intense and far-reaching in the last 1,000 years in North America, found a research.

NATO chief appeals for closer collective defence

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday made an appeal for closer collective defence, community of nations and collective engagement.

Steven Gerrard says last three months "worst of my life"

Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool`s title hopes and England being knocked out the World Cup in the group stages have contributed to what has been "probably the worst three months of my life".

``Maleficent`` casts $70 mn spell over box office, halts ``X-Men`` uprising

"Maleficent”, Walt Disney`s special-effects laden take on "Sleeping Beauty`s" wicked fairy godmother, captivated moviegoers, collecting USD 70 million in ticket sales to win the North American weekend box office stakes.

Scientists vexed in probe of North American starfish deaths

Scientists are struggling to find the cause of a disease that is killing off numerous species of starfish on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, dispatching the five-armed creatures in a particularly gruesome way.

Canada`s oldest Chinese printing shop shuts down

Canada`s oldest Chinese printing shop has closed down, bringing to an end its 106 years of history.

`The Lunchbox` makes waves in North America

Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra`s critically acclaimed film `The Lunchbox` beat out Hollywood movies, Oscar contenders, and all other foreign-language films to score the number one per-theatre average gross of any film in North America last weekend.

No fairytale finish for `legend` Defoe

Jermain Defoe was hailed as a Tottenham Hotspur "legend" as he prepared to bid farewell to the north London club.

Radioactive plume of water from Fukushima being tracked by North American scientists

Scientists are keeping a watch on the radioactive plume of water from Fukushima as it reaches west coast of North America.

Canada reports first H5N1 bird flu death in North America

Canadian health authorities have announced the first avian flu death in North America, in the western plains province of Alberta, of a patient who had just returned from China.

`Polar vortex` freezes US like never before

The bitter chill gripping North America is a result of Arctic air that has spilled southwards, and global warming may be a cause, an expert said on Monday.

New study suggests cockroaches may have originated in the New World

Researchers recently discovered four ancient Ectobius species in the 49-million-year-old Green River Formation near Rifle, Colorado in deposits that are about five million years older than the Baltic amber.

World experiences hottest November in 134 years: NOAA

The month of November was the hottest experienced on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday.

Mima mound mystery solved

Scientists claim to have solved the mystery behind Mima mounds - the enormous, natural bubble wrap like geological anomalies bulging out of the ground.

US denies Maduro airspace access for China trip: Venezuela

The United States has refused permission for President Nicolas Maduro`s plane to fly through its airspace when the Venezuelan leader travels to China.