The Hunchback of Notre Dame has been a cultural figure since Victor Hugo wrote the novel of the same name. But could he have existed in real life?
“This is just the beginning. China is still a developing country. So it has a lot of room to grow.”
– WANG TAO, economist at UBS in Beijing, on China overtaking Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy, now behind …
Despite North Korea’s denials and the skepticism of South Korean politicians, Seoul has insisted that Pyongyang sank the Cheonan. Now it has an internationally vetted technical report to back up its claims. Read the full …
Today’s Friday the 13th. Scared yet? Well you should be. History has proven that irrational thought can be fun and has guided almost all of mankind’s quirky misadventures.
An unwanted record of sorts is set to be broken after a Swedish man was supposedly caught driving at 290km/h (180mph) in Switzerland.
It looks like there’s a world record for everything.
A nation woke up Thursday confronted by the grim reality that David Beckham’s competitive England soccer career has come to an end. And the player himself found out at the same time as his loyal subjects.
Does size really matter? It did if you live in France.
For 125 years, the world has set its watches based on one clock, on the top of a hill, in London. But that could change with the building of a new clock tower in Saudi Arabia.
The Islamic month of Ramadan begins on Wednesday. What would the holy book have to say about high-tech applications?
China’s Health Ministry has ordered an investigation into claims that powdered baby milk caused girls — as young as four months old — to grow breasts.
“I’ve no motive here. Nothing to gain.”
– NAOMI CAMPBELL, supermodel, in defense of her testimony at the war crimes trial of ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor (Via BBC)