Cats, dolphins and one smart raven: the CIA's secret animal spies

Cats, dolphins and one smart raven: the CIA's secret animal spies

In early 1974, Do Da was top in espionage class, on the way to becoming a high-flying CIA agent: he handled himself better in the rough, carried heavier loads, and could brush off attackers.

Thousands protest in Armenian capital as Sarksyan approved as PM

Thousands protest in Armenian capital as Sarksyan approved as PM

Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in the centre of the Armenian capital on Tuesday to protest as parliament voted to allow former president Serzh Sarksyan to become prime minister in the former Soviet republic.

Putin yet to decide whether to run for president again

Putin yet to decide whether to run for president again

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he had not yet decided whether to run for re-election in 2018, but promised not to change the constitution to allow him to keep on running for Russia's top political post indefinitely.

Phone firms bet on ‘year of smartwatch’

Phone firms bet on ‘year of smartwatch’

Defying scepticism and geek-stigma, mobile phone firms are determined this year to sell you a wristwatch wirelessly connected to your mobile phone.