May 9, 2021
May 9, 2021

Last wild Macaw in Rio is lonely and looking for love

Some have claimed she’s indulging a forbidden romance. More likely, loneliness compels her to seek company at Rio de Janeiro’s zoo.

May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021

Woman living in mud hut with no electricity elected MLA in West Bengal polls

Chandana Bauri, wife of a daily wage earner, grabbed spotlight and social media attention in West Bengal after announcement of the assembly polls result on May 2.

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

Be at peace, meditate, Trump Buddha statue designer tells former US president

Chinese furniture maker Hong Jinshi first created a couple of pint-sized statues of former US president Donald Trump meditating in a Buddhist pose as a fun project for himself last year.

March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021

Nike sues the makers of 'Satan Shoes'

Athletic shoemaker Nike Inc on Monday sued a New York-based company that produced “Satan Shoes” purported to contain a drop of human blood as part of a collaboration with “Old Town Road” rapper Lil...

March 20, 2021
March 20, 2021

Bolivian girl takes her virtual classes in a cemetery

Neydi, a Bolivian primary school student, logs on to virtual classes like many kids around the world during the pandemic. The only difference is the setting: surrounded by tombstones in a public...

March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021

Sea slugs lose heads to rid bodies of parasites, Japan researchers show

Japanese researchers have shown that a type of sea slug are able to self-decapitate and regrow their bodies, a discovery that could have ramifications for regenerative medicine.

March 9, 2021
March 9, 2021

Irked Thai PM sprays reporters with hand sanitiser to duck tricky questions

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha left reporters stunned and amused when he interrupted his own news conference to spray them with hand sanitiser in a bid to dodge tough questions.

March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021

Dubai cat cafe hopes rescues will find purr-fect new homes

A haven for humans craving furry feline company, a cat cafe in Dubai also doubles as an adoption centre for some of the United Arab Emirates’ many strays.

February 27, 2021
February 27, 2021

Forbidden fruit: Taiwan urges people to eat more pineapples after China ban

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on people to eat more pineapples to help farmers, saying Taiwan had been “ambushed” by a ban on the fruit by neighbouring long-time rival China which claims the...

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021

Spanish chess board sales soar after ‘Queen’s Gambit’ cameo

A Spanish chess board maker discovered by chance that its products played a cameo role in hit Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit”, and its sales have since soared.