September 20, 2017

Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov

MOSCOW, Sept 20: Russian officials and Orthodox priests on Tuesday (Sep 19) unveiled a statue in Moscow of inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose iconic AK-47 assault rifle […]
September 19, 2017

Netflix location scout killed in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Sept 19: The bullet-riddled body of a Mexican filmmaker has been found in a central region of the violence-plagued country, where he was scouting locations […]
September 18, 2017

Giant sea snail plan to rescue Barrier Reef

Predatory crown-of-thorns starfish, which munch coral, are naturally-occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and run-off at the struggling World Heritage-listed ecosystem. Their impact has been […]
September 18, 2017

At what age can my kids go out on their own?

SINGAPORE, Sept 18: Like any parent, you’ll have to deal with the day your child asks if he can go out with his friends or on […]
September 18, 2017

Fat bias starts early and takes a serious toll

NEW YORK, Sept 18: A very slender friend recently admitted to me that she “can’t stand to be around fat people.” Her reaction is almost visceral, […]
September 17, 2017

‘Narcos’ location scout killed in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico , Sep 17: The bullet-riddled body of a Mexican filmmaker has been found in a central region of the violence-plagued country, where he was scouting […]
September 17, 2017

Burberry sees in technicolor for London Fashion Week

London, United Kingdom, Sep 17: See-through plastic and short skirts were on display at Burberry Saturday as the quintessentially British brand gave itself a youthful injection, while Jonathan […]
September 17, 2017

World’s biggest beer festival Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Munich, Germany , Sep 17: The drinking has begun as wet weather and enhanced security did not dampen the spirits of beer enthusiasts at the 184th Oktoberfest which […]
September 16, 2017

New sexual assault trial of actor Bill Cosby to open in April

New York, United States, Sep 16: The second sexual assault trial of American television legend Bill Cosby will open on April 2, 2018, the presiding judge ruled Friday. […]
September 16, 2017

Horror maestro Jason Blum on scares in the age of austerity

Los Angeles, United States , Sep 16: Call most people cheap and you might expect a slap in the face, but horror filmmaking legend Jason Blum wears his […]
September 16, 2017

US actor Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

Los Angeles, United States, Sep 16: Harry Dean Stanton, whose grizzled looks and acclaimed acting talent earned him a prolific Hollywood career playing mainly supporting roles, died at […]
September 15, 2017

Regular exercise could improve life for lupus sufferers finds new study

Carried out by researchers from The Ohio State University, the study first looked at a mouse model of lupus to assess the effect of both exercise […]
September 15, 2017

A fifth of global deaths linked to diet: study

More than 1.6 million people in poor countries died in 2016 from diarrhoea caused by contaminated water and food, while another 2.4 million succumbed to lung […]
September 15, 2017

Waymo suit against Uber on road to trial

San Francisco, United States, Sep 15: Waymo’s case against Uber over swiped self-driving car technology appeared headed for trial after an appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid […]
September 15, 2017

India’s first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

Ahmedabad, India, Sep 15: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday inaugurated India’s first bullet train project — a $19 billion line in the home state of Indian […]
September 15, 2017

Tesla sets semi-truck debut for October 26

Washington, United States, Sep 15:Tesla plans to unveil a heavy transport truck next month, in a further broadening of the product lineup for the electric vehicle maker. […]
September 15, 2017

Robot ‘conductor’ steals the show from Italy’s top tenor

  PISA, Italy, Sep 15: Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli’s voice soars to the rafters of the Tuscan theatre, but all eyes are on the orchestral conductor […]
September 15, 2017

Blue sky in warm champagne

Popping a bottle of champagne that has been stored at 20 degrees Celsius (something one really ought never do) ejects a fleeting “mini-cloud” colder than ice […]