Award-winning French filmmaker Michel Gondry is also celebrating a birthday on Tuesday. He'll be 49.
A senior Turkish minister who caused an outcry by suggesting women should not laugh loudly in public sparked a new controversy on Wednesday by attacking those who he said could not resist pole dancing.
With only 24 hours to go, Jean-Claude Juncker, president-designate of the next European Commission, is still very short of female candidates for his 28-member team.
The Milky Way galaxy is lighter than previously thought, according to new research published by British-based scientists on Wednesday.
Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, plunging the country further into lawlessness and uncertainty.
The US economy rebounded vigorously in the second quarter, growing at a peppy 4.0 percent pace that erased the impact of the sharp winter contraction, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
Workers constructing a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are being paid as little as 45p ($0.76, 0.57 euros) an hour, British newspaper The Guardian reported on Wednesday.