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70-year-old Indian woman gives birth to first baby

AN Indian woman who gave birth at the age of 70 said Tuesday she was not too old to become a first-time mother, adding that her life was now complete. Daljinder Kaur gave birth last month to a boy following ...

May 10, 2016, Tuesday


Chinese offense at guide to etiquette

Chinese offense at guide to etiquette

A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public “belching or flatulence” in an etiquette guide said to have been hastily rewritten following complaints from a Chinese resident. The ...

April 29, 2016, Friday


Gallery of fake paintings opens in Argentina

Gallery of fake paintings opens in Argentina

THE paintings in Buenos Aires' newest gallery may look like the work of great artists, but they are actually rip-offs -- and the exhibition's organizers want you to know it. One of the works doesn't ...

April 29, 2016, Friday


Indonesian villagers 'mistook sex toy for angel'

Indonesian villagers 'mistook sex toy for angel'

Indonesian villagers thought they had been blessed by an angel fallen from heaven when a beautiful doll washed up on a beach -- only to discover it was an inflatable sex toy. Rapidly-spreading reports ...

May 6, 2016, Friday


Sharp-toothed cat scares off British postmen

Sharp-toothed cat scares off British postmen

POSTMEN have long been wary of dogs biting their fingers, but in one British home, a cat is causing so much trouble that the postal service has threatened to stop deliveries. Royal Mail wrote to the ...

April 29, 2016, Friday

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US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

A woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital Sunday after being bitten by a shark -- with the whole animal still clutching on to her right arm, local media reported. The small nurse shark, ...

May 16, 2016, Monday


US woman sues Starbucks for US$5m over ice in cold drinks

US woman sues Starbucks for US$5m over ice in cold drinks

A Chicago woman is suing Starbucks for more than US$5 million, claiming the coffee giant is underfilling its popular hand-blended iced coffee, tea and other drinks, making customers overpay for beverages. ...

May 6, 2016, Friday


Man with world's largest feet receives welcome gift

Man with world's largest feet receives welcome gift

FINDING comfortable shoes can be a challenge even for those with average-shaped feet. But it's virtually impossible for the  Venezuelan man who holds the record for the world's largest feet. So it is ...

February 25, 2016, Thursday


Thief stuffs snake in his pants at US pet store

Thief stuffs snake in his pants at US pet store

A snake thief smuggled a 2-foot (0.61-meter)-long python from a Portland pet store by stuffing it down his pants. Sgt. Greg Stewart said no arrests have been made in Friday's theft. But Christin Bjugan, ...

January 12, 2016, Tuesday


Record number of seagulls flock to China's ‘spring city’

The number of seagulls migrating to Kunming City, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, this winter has set a 31-year record, local authorities said Tuesday. Statistics from the Kunming Municipal ...

December 22, 2015, Tuesday


A blending of architectural styles?

A blending of architectural styles?

Photo taken on Dec. 6, 2015 shows the exterior of a building complex with both Chinese and western architectural styles, in Donggou Village of Luquan District in Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province. The northern half of the complex is built with structure of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, a famous scenic spot at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and its southern part is a western building....

December 7, 2015, Monday


A teddy bear on a trunk of a Lamborghini is no laughing matter

A teddy bear on a trunk of a Lamborghini is no laughing matter

A Lamborghini with a giant teddy bear on its trunk was a bit too much for a traffic police officer who stopped the car for violation in Chengdu city, Sichuan Province. Pictures of the teddy bear staring at the sky from the car’s boot took over the social media. The traffic cop, Tan Qiao, who is also the host of a popular TV program that promotes road safety, happened to be shooting for the program when he spotted the car. Tan later confirmed that the car was stopped for traffic violation but did not elaborate on how the driver would be punished. ...

November 18, 2015, Wednesday




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