A government-run institute in Malaysia has announced it released 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes into an uninhabited patch of forest in December to combat dengue fever. (via Ecocentric)
Never afraid to embrace a trend, Japan has a new craze to hit its travel industry: gazing at smokestacks.
Does it look like a bad day to go out for a run? Maybe a little too hazy out there? Here’s a tip: It is. Don’t do it.
Just as things were getting better in Australia, they’re getting worse in Brazil.
As Brisbane braces for more flooding today, authorities have set up at least one temporary morgue west of Australia’s third largest city in anticipation of bodies floating downstream from areas devastated in flash floods earlier this week.
A behemoth bluefin tuna sold for a record 32.49 million yen — or about $396,000 — in Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market on Wednesday, smashing the 2001 record when a bluefin auctioned for 20.2 million. (via Ecocentric)
Police in India are reporting a disturbing rise in gun violence across the nation in recent years in tandem with the emergence of a gun-rights organization similar to the NRA, according to a new article from the Global Post.
Thousands of workers in Bangladesh’s sprawling garment industry continued to protest on Monday over the low wages they’re paid to make clothing for export, including to Western companies like H&M, Zara, JCPenney and Walmart.
It’s been a tough month for China’s PR machine. First Beijing had to figure out what to do about its belligerent pals in North Korea, and now, as all eyes turn to Oslo for this week’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the …
A deep, 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit off the southern coast of Japan today, jolting buildings as far as downtown Tokyo, several hundred kilometers north of the seism’s epicenter. But ever prepared for heavy tremblors, the Land …
The comedy world lost a cultural icon yesterday, as Leslie Nielsen, star of the Airplane and Naked Gun movies, died at his home on Florida on Sunday at the age of 84. He had been suffering complications from pneumonia.