A rare celestial spectacle, the Transit of Venus, unfolded in the morning sky across India yesterday.
As a new festival at the Southbank explores the way cultures around the globe deal with our final exit, Arifa Akbar asks whether it is time for us to lose the morbidity left by the Victorians and reconsider the way we say goodbye
Housing boom for nation's growing middle-classes drives villagers from their farms
'You just get on with life in New Zealand'
Old-world charm meets 21st-century resilience
Holding balloons and flowers, employees have pledged to rededicate themselves to the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai when it reopens this weekend after the militant attacks in 2008 in which guests and staff members died.
Offa's Dyke, the Forth Rail Bridge and the Jodrell Bank Observatory are among nearly 40 places which will compete to become World Heritage sites.
Pakistan warned 'not to export terrorism' as court finds militant guilty of 86 charges
India picked up intelligence in recent months that terrorists were plotting attacks against Mumbai targets, an official said today, as the government demanded that Islamabad hand over suspected terrorists believed living in Pakistan.
Militant says former army member ran training camp
Over two and a half days, 10 gunman left a horrifying trail of destruction as they rampaged through India's biggest city. David Randall reports
India's elite commando forces told today how they were forced to fight from room to room to clear terrorist gunmen from Mumbai's flagship hotels.
Pietersen's side to fly back but Test series against India still scheduled to go ahead
Indian commandos killed the last three gunmen at the landmark Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai this evening after suspected Muslim militants stormed targets across the city.
The Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté won a Grammy for his collaboration with Ali Farka Touré. In Spain for a rare solo show, he tells Tim Cumming about his new CD, dedicated to Touré and others, and explains why he never plays a piece the same way twice
Smile for the camera, and say cheesy: Jack and Morgan may be on autopilot, but Julie really knows how to fly