With two men with the same name and a wrong number, a Nobel prize can easily fall into the wrong hands, as was the case when the physics prize was accidentally awarded to an economist.
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for determining that neutrinos have mass, a key piece of the puzzle in understanding the cosmos.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged German companies on Tuesday to do business in India and promised tax and other economic reforms, on the final day of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit.
Two sets of human remains have been discovered in the Afghan presidential palace, a spokesman said on Tuesday, rekindling memories of the bloody fate of some of the war-ravaged country's leaders and their families.
An explosives expert from a banned Islamist group was killed in Bangladesh on Tuesday when he detonated a device while security forces searched for weapons in one of the group's hideouts, police said.
South Carolina residents on Tuesday reeled under the effects of weekend flooding that killed at least 11 people and left tens of thousands without power or drinking water.
Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador to Ankara for a second time after a new violation of its air space by a Russian warplane close to the Syrian border, a Turkish foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.
Eurozone finance ministers urged Greece on Monday to swiftly implement the tough reforms at heart of its huge bailout as newly re-elected premier Alexis Tsipras presents to the Greek parliament the challenges ahead.