Water bacteria cancels Tokyo 2020 paratriathlon test swim

The swimming section of a paratriathlon test event for Tokyo 2020 was cancelled Saturday due to high levels of bacteria in the water, the latest in a series of difficulties over water... Read more »

Here is why this man was uninjured after shooting himself

Videos of a man shooting himself repeatedly in the mouth with different guns, while remaining unharmed, have been viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook. The man, who is wearing what... Read more »

Gentle giraffes threatened with ‘silent extinction’

For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes, the graceful giants so common a feature of the Kenyan plains where he roamed. “There was... Read more »

Study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

WASHINGTON: Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Homo sapiens rather than climate cooling in the Ice Age extinction of... Read more »

Microsoft halts development of Minecraft update

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft has halted development of an ambitious update to Minecraft, throwing in the towel after concluding it was technically too complicated, according to a blog post by the team responsible... Read more »

Google marks Pakistan Independence Day with doodle

The most popular search engine and tech-giant Google is celebrating Pakistan’s 73rd Independence Day by dedicating a doodle. The doodle which is green in colour features a picture of the historic Khyber... Read more »

Criminal’s mugshot troubles Welsh police by flood of comments

One Welsh police faced an unexpected trouble after hit by flood of funny comments from internet users when the post was published with mugshot of a criminal on their social media account.... Read more »

There might be life on the Moon after all!

There might be life on the Moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the universe, and decades without food. These... Read more »

‘Emoji’ house in town infuriates feuding neighbors

A house painted bright pink and adorned with two giant “emoji” faces is the latest salvo in a bitter feud between neighbors of a wealthy Los Angeles area beach town. In a... Read more »

Man transforms Kalashnikov into musical instrument

It may sound as if Baghdad resident Majed Abdennour is playing the lute, but on closer inspection the Iraqi musician is clutching a repurposed Kalashnikov. Wearing a blue blazer and dark tie,... Read more »