Malaysian police uncovered a stockpile of weaponry including swords, gunpowder and camouflage clothing on Friday belonging to an Islamist sect that had been preparing for December’s Mayan apocalypse.
A company in North Korea, a country known for faked U.S. currency, unicorn sightings and TIME’s Person of the Year award, appears to have moved into the lucrative business of plagiarizing Big Bird.
The ‘Rush Hour’ star’s claims that he’d faced down a group of thugs while brandishing a small arsenal of weaponry prompted an investigation into whether he’d violated Hong Kong gun laws.
A 222-kilogram bluefin tuna was sold at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market for an all-time high of 155.4 million yen, or 1.8 million dollars.
On New Year’s Day in a medieval town in eastern France, three prisonniers fled a medieval prison using equally medieval materials: a table leg and a rope made out of bedsheets.
To see a design come to fruition is surely an architect’s greatest thrill — but to see it reproduced twice must be mindboggling, especially if one of the constructions is entirely unsanctioned.
On Thursday night in Southeast Asia’s poorest country, a sweater hand-knit by Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi sold for $49,000.
Democracy activists are preparing to carpool tens of thousands of Malaysians back home from abroad to vote, as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy prepares for general elections in the spring.
If you think you’ve made it by getting into Harvard, rethink. On average, it’s four times harder to be hired as a flight attendant by Delta Airlines.
Scientists say they’ve managed to clone a perfectly shaped, colored, and insect-resistant tree — that doesn’t shed its needles all over your carpet. It’s a Christmas miracle!