Endangered Asiatic lion cub born at French zoo

A rare Asiatic lion cub, whose species is endangered with only about 350 in the wild, has been born at a zoo in the French city of Besancon, officials said Thursday.

More than 300,000 affected by Sudan floods: WHO

More than 300,000 people across Sudan have been affected by floods which killed almost 50 people this month, the UN's World Health Organisation said in a statement received Thursday.

Yahoo passed Google in US Web visitors in July

For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's in July, according to data from research firm comScore Inc.

NASA image: Agricultural fires in central Africa

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite detected hundreds of fires burning in central Africa on August 21, 2013. The fires are outlined in red. Most of the fires burn in grass or ...

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