It seems that Japan—famed for its citizens’ longevity—hasn’t actually been keeping tabs on whether the oldest living citizens were actually, you know, still around. Awkward!
“There is a desperate need for temporary shelter, clean drinking water and toilets to avert a public health catastrophe.”
- JANE COCKING, of the relief group Oxfam, on flooding in Pakistan that has displaced some 2.5 million …
The United Arab Emirates, in its efforts to prohibit Blackberry use within its borders announced today that a new set of anti-Blackberry rules will also affect foreign visitors traveling through the Middle Eastern country.
Nearly 25 years after the Chernobyl explosion, Europe still sees signs of radiation. Now it’s even in their wild boars.
Did you ever expect ocean water to end up in your drinking glass?
A week after their nation became the first Latin-American country to legalize same-sex weddings, Jose Luis Navarro and Miguel Angel Calefato became the first pair to tie the knot.
You gotta feel for the North Korean football squad. As if losing all three group games in the World Cup wasn’t bad enough, the players had to endure a six-hour public shaming once they returned home.
What happens when you live in a $20 million mansion in the center of London? You throw “porn disco” parties.
Pfc. Bradley Manning has been accused of leaking classified material to secret-sharing site WikiLeaks, and has been transferred from Kuwait to a military brig in Virginia.
This just might be the saddest news you will hear today—a giant panda, living in China’s Jinan Zoo, died after accidently being gassed with carbon monoxide and chlorine.
In a victory for animal-rights activists — and a blow for those who said it was central to Spanish culture — Spain’s Catalonia region voted to formally ban bullfighting.