Tokyo woke up Thursday to its first November snowfall in more than half a century, leaving commuters to grapple with train disruptions and slick streets.
Gripping tiny slices of sheer rock and hoisting himself up 3,000 feet with only his strength, Adam Ondra quietly inched his way up one of the world's most challenging rock walls and into the record books, a spokesman for the climber said Tuesday.
Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station.
Australian detectives have been left with a cheeky clue after discovering that a large print on a glass door at a crime scene came from someone's bare buttocks.
The pangolin, a scaly anteater coveted by poachers, might have a new champion: rats that will be trained to sniff out trafficked pangolin parts in shipments heading from Africa to Asia.
Machines long ago usurped a donkey's traditional role as the farmer's beast of burden, but the animals are winning new fans in Montenegro -- thanks to their luxury milk.
Two Brazilian parachutists jumped from a 46-story skyscraper in the heart of Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, this week after slipping past security, Globo news site G1 reported Saturday.
A Siamese fighting fish sporting the red, white and blue stripes of the Thai flag has been sold for 53,500 baht (US$1,500) -- a massive price tag for the tiny, inch-long pet.
A 63-year-old Maryland woman survived an attack by a black bear by punching it, and when that didn't work, she played dead, her husband said Thursday at the hospital where she's recovering.
The NCAA is honoring the former Boston College baseball captain who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's Disease research.