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US Supreme Court swears in a dozen deaf lawyers

The US Supreme Court is notoriously anachronistic when it comes to new technology. But in a rare move, it allowed several smartphones and tablets in the courtroom Tuesday to swear in a dozen deaf and ...

April 20, 2016, Wednesday


Spanish classic 'Don Quixote' published in 17,000 tweets

Spanish classic 'Don Quixote' published in 17,000 tweets

A retired computer engineer is marking the fourth centenary of the death of Spain's revered author Miguel de Cervantes by publishing his best-known novel "Don Quixote" online -- one Twitter message at ...

April 20, 2016, Wednesday


British poet laureate pens ode to gas meters

British poet laureate pens ode to gas meters

Britain's poet laureate is working on a new poem -- about the demise of traditional gas and electricity meters. Carol Ann Duffy admitted the work marking the government's decision to fit all British homes ...

April 20, 2016, Wednesday


'Louis Vuitton fried chicken' owner fined in S. Korea

'Louis Vuitton fried chicken' owner fined in S. Korea

A South Korean court has ordered a fried chicken restaurant owner to pay 14.5 million won (US$12,500) for refusing to comply with a ban on using the luxury Louis Vuitton brand name for his outlet, a report ...

April 19, 2016, Tuesday


London Underground tests standing room only on escalators

London Underground tests standing room only on escalators

In a breach of the usual strict etiquette on London's crowded Underground, passengers at one station are being told not to walk up the escalators from Monday to reduce congestion. Commuters and tourists ...

April 19, 2016, Tuesday

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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

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


UK boy makes stunning finding about old book he was given as a gift

UK boy makes stunning finding about old book he was given as a gift

IN an amazing twist of fate, a schoolboy opened a book and found it used to belong to a 13-year-old of the same name and age almost 100 years earlier, Daily Mail reported. William Danby was given the ...

July 20, 2015, Monday


Huge crustacean caught in the English Channel has claws so big they could crush a man's wrist

THIS massive crab caught in the English Channel has claws so powerful they could crush a man's wrist. The giant edible brown crab was brought up from the deep off Portsmouth by a UK local fisherman, Daily ...

May 12, 2015, Tuesday




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