Archaeologists digging beneath sacred Maya Devi Temple find first physical evidence to enable them to accurately date the nativity of Prince Siddhartha Gautama
Tampons are a tough sell - I'm wishing the best of luck to Edith Bowman in her new advertising campaign
Budget cuts will leave future generations with a lost legacy of historic heritage as there was no one there to protect it
The week in books
The neighbouring road is finally about to close
The last time Croatians voted in a referendum it was to decide whether – 21 years after the country broke away from Yugoslavia and declared independence – it should join the European Union.
A Chinese vessel that ran into a protected coral reef in the south-western Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 10,000kg of meat from a protected species, the pangolin or scaly anteater.
Where to go and what to know
While the sports world comes to terms with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, Tour de France organisers unveiled a mountainous, prestigious route for the 100th edition of the world's greatest cycling race on today.
Sarah Brightman, the singer who once lost her heart to a starship trooper, has booked a trip to the International Space Station.
A Spanish official says investigators have detained multiple people in connection with the devastating wildfires on the Canary Islands, but authorities have yet to determine what caused the blazes.
Across the globe, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is recognised as one of the world’s natural wonders. But in Queensland, home to the vast, picturesque reef, the government is apparently less impressed.
Campaigners say World Heritage site is threatened as Rome tries to find new home for waste overflow
Fighting in the central African state has reached the national park where a dwindling population of primates lives
Day one: Arrive in beautiful Bermuda