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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Auction of Margaret Thatcher possessions raises £3.3 mil.
The sale of late British leader Margaret Thatcher's possessions has raised £3.3 million (US$5 million), auction house Christie's said on Tuesday.
Are you afflicted by a shambling gait, a tendency to moan and the desire to bite and eat flesh? Watch out -- you could be becoming a zombie, according to the respected British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Horses pose a challenge as patients at Israeli hospital
At Israel's main equine hospital, the animals can be wild patients, creating some unique challenges for the veterinarians treating them.
Merriam-Webster declares 'ism' suffix as word of the year for 2015
Merriam-Webster has picked a small but powerful suffix as word of the year: ism.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Facebook hails US presidential race as 2015's top topic
The U.S. won't elect a president until next year but the debate over the crowded field of candidates jostling for the Oval Office emerged as the hottest topic on Facebook this year.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
When crew members of a passenger plane reported sparks coming from an engine while taxiing at an airport in southern China, eight fire trucks responded within minutes. Then they covered the wrong plane with white foam.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Mahjong masters clack tiles in glitzy Macanese casino for int'l contest
In a ballroom of a glitzy casino hotel, the clatter of plastic tiles turned into roaring applause as the winner was determined for an international mahjong competition late Sunday following a weekend-long wrangling over square tables.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Russian Orthodox priests pose for pics with pet cats in hit calendar
In a rare venture into popular culture, bearded Russian Orthodox priests have posed as models for a glossy 2016 calendar -- cuddling their pet cats.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Estonia's bow-tie loving President Toomas Hendrik Ilves took a spin as a DJ Thursday night, wowing crowds at a popular Tallinn venue with classic rock hits as part of a novel charity drive.
Estonian President Ilves takes spin as DJ in campaign for kid's charity
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights
An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights.
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