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Moscow (AFP) - Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, who is the current commander of the International Space Station, has set a new record for most time spent in space, with a total of 803 days, Russian space agency said Tuesday.

Tokyo (AFP) - A man set himself ablaze on board a moving bullet train in Japan Tuesday, killing himself and a woman, in an unprecedented incident on a network with an enviable safety record.

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A senior Israeli defence official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect. ...

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation softened in June, moving away from the European Central Bank's target as energy costs weakened and the price rises of food ...

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul's airport and the U.S. embassy, police and security officials said. ...

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