Iranian embassy staff members in Pretoria were scrutinised despite intelligence service stating repeatedly that Iran poses no threat to the country.
It is hoped a lunar mission will inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.
Experts blame the economic crisis and changing social attitudes for the decline in weddings among young Europeans, as well as the falling birth rate.
From a new Bridget Jones book, a wedge-style boot and hipster beards ad nauseum, we review last year's biggest, bestselling, and most shared.
Despite global criticism of Egypt's security crackdown on protesters, the US has not pledged to put a ban on its $1.3-billion in annual aid to Egypt.
Roger Waters and Alice Walker pen open letters asking Keys to join cultural boycott of 'unjust and unbelievably evil' Israel
The UN has warned it is unable to deliver food to up to a million hungry and desperate Syrians because of spiralling violence and a lack of fuel.
Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race between China and Japan, who are struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands.
There is actually something rather affectionate in Martin Amis's portrayal of Lionel Asbo, particularly in his tortured diction.
Bright ideas: A cellphone database for dairy farmers and a strain of sweet potato that can help fight child blindness.