October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

‘Big John’, largest-ever triceratops, sells for 6.6m euros

The fossilised remains of ‘Big John’, the largest triceratops dinosaur ever discovered by paleontologists, sold for 6.65 million euros ($7.74 million) at a Paris auction yesterday.

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

Putin approves week-long workplace closure across Russia from Oct 30

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday approved a government proposal for a week-long workplace shutdown at the start of November to combat an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

Fasting boosts lifespan in mice

Eating less often does more to improve the health and lifespan of rodents than simply eating less, a study said Monday.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Trial begins of 96-yr-old Nazi war criminal suspect after failed escape attempt

A 96-year-old German woman who was caught shortly after going on the run ahead of a court hearing last month on charges of committing war crimes during World War Two appeared before a judge on...

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Stab wounds, not bow and arrow behind deaths in Norway attack: Police

Five people killed in a small Norwegian town last week were all stabbed to death and not shot with a bow and arrows as initially suspected, police said on Monday.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

EU has exported ‘over 1 billion’ Covid vaccine doses

The European Union has exported “over one billion” doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the past 10 months, the bloc’s chief Ursula von der Leyen said yesterday.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

This day in history

2001 - At least 350 people were killed when an overcrowded boat, on its way to Australia from Lampung in Sumatra carrying mostly Iraqi asylum seekers, sank near Java.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Russia suspends its mission to Nato

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said yesterday that Moscow was suspending its mission to Nato and closing the Western military bloc’s liaison mission in Russia, in a row over spying.

October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021

No time to lose

The science is painfully clear: to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius -- given that we’re already at 1.1C -- means slashing carbon pollution in half by 2030, and to zero by mid-century.

October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021

Russia reports record daily virus cases again

Russia yesterday reported a new record for coronavirus infections for a fourth day in a row, a day after the worst-affected country in Europe set a new death toll high.