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Wild sheep rescued in Australia shorn of 35 kg fleece

A wild and ailing sheep found in a forest in Australia, named Baarack by rescuers, has yielded a fleece weighing...

German woman becomes TikTok fitness star at 81

When Germany went into lockdown following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Erika Rischko, now 81 years old,...

China court orders man to compensate wife for housework in landmark ruling

A Beijing divorce court has ordered a man to compensate his wife for the housework she did during their marriage,...

Five-year-old Egyptian rally driver's son takes the wheel

Egyptian Mansour Tarek hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a professional rally driver when he’s older. Aged...

Farmers making animal feed from a locust plague

Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but start-up The Bug Picture hopes to transform the...

Triumph the koala climbs, runs with prosthetic foot

Triumph, a male koala born without a foot, has been climbing and running since he was fitted with a prosthetic...

Sexist tea mugs leave a sour taste in China

A popular chain of Chinese tea shops has apologised for a range of cups and teabags sporting sexist slogans, after...

The 'Rage Room' opens in Sao Paulo

Feeling frustrated and stressed out? Brazilians now have a place to vent their anger and fury in the newly opened...

Australian carer mothers orphaned kangaroos back to health

Wearing pink surgical gloves, animal carer Christie Jarrett gently wraps the foot of an orphaned seven-month-old kangaroo with surgical tape...

Senegal's savannah jockey dreams of international glory

A head shorter than his peers, Fallou Diop quickly vanishes into the crowd of jockeys preparing for early morning drills...

Silver monolith appears in Congo, prompting onlookers to take selfies

The latest in a series of mystery monoliths to capture the imagination of science-fiction fans around the world met a...

Annual Urs of Hazrat Shah Sufi Khawaja Mainuddin Chisty (RA)

The annual Urs marking the 809th death anniversary of Hazrat Shah Sufi Khawaja Mainuddin Chisty (RA) will be observed on...

An Italian family's photo album of living with Covid-19

A year ago, Marzio Toniolo led a simple life as a primary school teacher, husband and father in the small...

Egypt uncovers ancient mass production brewery

Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old brewery that could produce thousands of litres of beer in the ancient Egyptian city of...

Couples in Thailand tie the knot on elephants on Valentine's Day

Fifty-two couples in Thailand got married while riding elephants on Sunday, in an annual Valentine’s Day mass wedding ceremony at...

The price of beauty

It is the classic romantic combination: St Valentine’s Day in Paris, the city of love, and a gift of red...

17th Sunni Conference at Nabinagar upazila on Sunday

The 17th Sunni Conference will be held today (Sunday) at Sat Mora (Puran Bari) village in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria...

Mealworm Valentine treats charm London Zoo's squirrel monkeys

Staff at London Zoo have helped the leader of a squirrel monkey family keep his seven partners happy ahead of...

Jailed Chinese lawyer wins human rights award

A jailed Chinese lawyer who defended other human rights lawyers arrested in a sweeping crackdown against activism has won an...

Brazilian ballerina born without arms turns into social media star

When Vitória Bueno’s mother first dropped her off at ballet class, she worried about her five-year-old fitting in. Born without...

Is coughing a crime?

Denmark’s top court will begin an appeal hearing on Thursday in which it will be asked to decide if coughing...

Getting a haircut can be easier for dogs than their owners!

Austrian hairdressers came out of lockdown this week grappling with coronavirus testing and capacity restrictions - the city’s pampered dogs,...

12-year-old Egyptian girl teaches neighbours during school closure

Every day up to 30 children gather for school lessons in a narrow village street in Egypt’s northern Dakahlia province....

Fossil fuel pollution causes one in five premature deaths globally

Pollution from fossil fuels causes one in five premature deaths globally, suggesting the health impacts of burning coal, oil and...

High above Jerusalem's crowds, skating the Old City rooftops

High above Jerusalem’s narrow medieval alleyways, teenage Palestinians sped across whitewashed roofs and soaked up the light and space denied...

To lift lockdown gloom...

Tired of Covid-19 confinement and seeking both communion and emotional release, some Israelis have taken to group screaming. A record...

Valentine's Day: Florists have never seen a February like this one

Deborah De La Flor has been a florist for over 40 years. She’s never experienced a February like this one....

Public platform to track, crack down on polluters

China will set up a new information platform to allow the public to track the emissions of polluting enterprises and...

Village turns red as floods hit batik-manufacturing hub

A surreal, blood-red river inundated the Indonesian village of Jenggot after floods hit a nearby batik factory on Saturday, causing...

South Korea unveils $43b plan for world's largest offshore wind farm

South Korea unveiled a 48.5 trillion won ($43.2 billion) plan to build the world’s largest wind power plant by 2030...

French 106-year-old pianist to release sixth album

Colette Maze says she began playing the piano when she was four years old to find in music the warmth...

Noise pollution harming sea life, scientists say

Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals’ ability to mate, feed and even...

Tokyo 2020 chief Mori makes sexist remarks at Games meeting

The president of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee told a meeting on Wednesday that female directors talked too much, which...

Gaza's car graveyards turn to profit

The rusting hulks of thousands of old cars brought into Gaza from Israel decades ago have long been piled up...

German sniffer dogs detect Covid-19 with 94pc accuracy

A German veterinary clinic has trained sniffer dogs to detect the novel coronavirus in human saliva samples with 94 per...

Diane von Furstenberg's A-Z book of advice on designing success

Diane von Furstenberg was working on a new book, “Own It: The Secret to Life,” when the pandemic began. Suddenly,...

Thailand, Myanmar protesters borrow from 'Hunger Games

Wearing face masks and red ribbons on their blue protective gowns, the group of Yangon medics raised three-finger salutes in...

A farewell to bulls?

Spain’s San Fermin festival, which attracts tourists from all over the world for the running of the bulls through the...

Hitler’s toilet seat looted by US soldier up for auction

An unusual relic from World War II, Adolf Hitler’s toilet seat, is up for auction and is expected to fetch...

Hungarian family outsails Covid-19 nightmare on the sea

While the world was grappling with the pandemic, a Hungarian family of four decided last summer to fulfil their dream:...

Covid-19 facemask painted on giant English chalk figure

British police are searching for the vandal or vandals who painted a Covid-19 face mask on the figure of a...

A garbage-filled lake in Serbia to be cleaned up

Two barges sailed up and down a vast stretch of floating trash on the Potpecko artificial lake in Serbia on...

Bison rangers for woodland in the Garden of England sought

Conservationists in England are looking for the country’s first-ever rangers to look after European bison, Europe’s largest land mammal, which...

20m year-old petrified tree found in Greece

Greek scientists on the volcanic island of Lesbos say they have found a rare fossilised tree whose branches and roots...

Dinosaur -- Ferocious ones 'born ready' to hunt?

Scientists for the first time have found embryonic remains from the group of ferocious meat-eating dinosaurs that includes T. rex...

'Lobster shell patterns make concrete stronger'

Inspired by the natural, twisting patterns of a lobster shell, Australian researchers say they have found a way, using 3D...

Winning lottery ticket for $1.0b Mega Millions jackpot sold in Michigan

A single winning ticket for a Mega Millions lottery jackpot of $1.05 billion, the third-largest lottery jackpot in US history,...

Love in the time of Covid-19?

Brazil recorded a record number of divorces during the second half of 2020, the national college of notaries said on...

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman makes history offering 'The Hill We Climb'

In one of the inaugurations's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she...

Billionaire Joe Ricketts launching news outlet without 'opinion'

America's billionaire businessman and founder of TD Ameritrade Joe Ricketts is launching a new national outlet to deliver news “without...

King toppled from throne of card

Indy Mellink, a Dutch card fan, was explaining a game to her cousins last summer when she asked herself: why...

Meet Kyuta Kumagai: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo

Among the young sumo wrestlers lifting weights in the ring, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out. At 85 kilograms (187 lb),...

Egypt unveils 3000-year-old coffins

Egypt has unveiled a significant new archaeological discovery at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including 54 wooden coffins, many...

Coronavirus found on ice cream in China

Ice cream has been found to have been contaminated with COVID-19 in China after three samples tested positive for the...

Nepali Sherpas complete 1st winter summit of K2 but Spaniard killed

A team of climbers from Nepal on Saturday become the first mountaineers to successfully complete a winter attempt on the...

Magicians mark 100 years of sawing people in half

He came, he sawed, he conquered. One hundred years ago on Sunday, illusionist P.T. Selbit put a woman in a...

Tintin painting tipped to fetch over 2m euros

A painting of comic book hero Tintin that for years was kept folded in a drawer is to go on...

What's in a bark, South Korean firm's smart dog collar tells owners

A South Korean startup has developed an AI-powered dog collar that can detect five emotions in canines by monitoring their...

No picnic for Hungarian teddy bears asleep in pandemic

In a small village in eastern Hungary, more than 20,000 teddy bears are “hibernating” in a warehouse, waiting for the...

Environmentalists iterate call for leaving fossil fuels

Economic, climate and healthcare upheavals point to the need to move toward developing cleaner energy sources, environmentally friendly jobs and...

'Science must determine company climate targets'

Companies must listen to scientists and align their plans to reach net zero targets with a global pact to fight...

Plagiarism allegation leads to exit of Austrian minister

Austria’s Labour Minister Christine Aschbacher has resigned after allegations that she plagiarised some of her university work, but denied any...

Stalin-themed cafe closed after Moscow outcry

A shawarma shop in Moscow was forced to close a day after it opened following an outcry over its provocative...

Dwarf giraffes discovered in Namibia, Uganda; scientists surprised

Being tall is the giraffe’s competitive advantage, giving it the pick of leaves from the tallest trees, so scientists were...

Louvre museum visitors fell by three quarters in 2020

The Louvre museum in Paris - home to the Mona Lisa and other world-famous works of art - suffered a...

Downward trend in Namibia rhino, elephant poaching

Namibia saw a continued downward trend in rhino and elephant poaching last year after stepping up patrols and sharply increasing...

Elon Musk replaces Jeff Bezos as the richest man on earth

Tesla chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk surpassed Amazon.com’s top boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest man, Bloomberg...

Mia Saheb's maidan  Khanqueh Sarif to hold religious discussion

Khanqueh-e-shaheed (RA) Mia Saheb's maidan  Khanqueh Sarif , situated at luxmibazar , the old city will hold religious discussion, Fateha...

Rare dinosaur fossils found in east China

A group of rare incubating dinosaur fossils has been unearthed in east China's Jiangxi Province, shedding light on reproductive research...

Tuna goes for $200,000 at Tokyo market auction

A bluefin tuna sold for 20.8 million yen ($202,197) in the first auction of the new year at Tokyo’s Toyosu...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg turns 18

Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, who pioneered a global climate change campaign as a 15-year-old, turned 18 on Sunday and promised to...

Woolly rhino remains found in Siberia

Russian scientists are poring over the well-preserved remains of a woolly rhinoceros that likely roamed the Siberian hinterland more than...

What to do before and after working out

Arnob is neither a fitness guru nor a health nut. He is simply someone who wants to lose weight and...

Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives

Thailand’s Mana Srivate has performed dozens of resuscitation attempts in his 26 years as a rescue worker, but never before...

Lights! Models! Garbage! Taiwanese designer turns waste into fashion

Inspiration for high fashion can come from strange places. For one Taiwanese designer, it’s upcycling old wires and bolts from...

Old Dhaka’s loveletter

It can be called old-fashioned but he still thinks that there’s nothing as beautiful and romantic as a love letter....

How to put the green in greenback

Five years ago, many investors and executives would have politely told Jill Atkins to buzz off. Now they listen keenly...

Mia Saheb's maidan  Khanqueh Sarif to hold religious discussion on Saturday

Khanqueh-e-shaheed (RA) Mia Saheb's maidan  Khanqueh Sarif , located at luxmibazar, will hold religious discussion, Fateha khwani, zikir asker ,milad...

Climate heat on ad industry

The avuncular man in the TV ad has an urgent-sounding message from his employer, the oil giant Chevron Corp. “I...

'World's ugliest orchid' discovered in Madagascar in 2020

Orchids are not often called ugly, but that is how the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, described a new...

Kangaroos can learn how to communicate with humans: Researchers

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans similar to how domesticated dogs do, by using their gaze to “point” and...

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans, researchers say

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans similar to how domesticated dogs do, by using their gaze to "point" and...

British espionage writer John le Carré dies

British espionage writer John le Carré has died aged 89, following a short illness, his literary agent has said. The...

Carbon dioxide emissions drops by 7pc this year, green group says

A locked-down pandemic-struck world cut its carbon dioxide emissions this year by 7 per cent, the biggest drop ever, new...

92-year-old man finds college jacket with social media help

More than 60 years after Mal Osborn earned a varsity letter jacket from the University of Maine as a track...

US limits category of service animals on planes to just dogs

Under a new regulation issued Wednesday by the US Department of Transportation, airlines will no longer consider emotional support animals...

Indian forest officials build bridge to help reptiles, small animals cross road

Forest officials have built a unique bridge for reptiles and other small animals to cross a busy highway in India's...

'Pandemic' Merriam-Webster's 2020 word of the year

If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding,...

Maradona's 'Hand Of God' shirt expected to sell for $2 million

The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his famous 'Hand Of God' goal against England at the 1986...

Mia Saheb Maidan Khanqah Sharif to observe Fateha-e-Yazdaham Thursday

The annual Urs marking the  Holy 881th Fateha-e-Yazdaham  (death anniversary) of Bara Pir Hazrat Gawsul Azam Shaikh Syed Abdul Kader...

Nearly 100 whales dead in New Zealand stranding

About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800...

Darwin’s notebooks worth millions ‘stolen’ from Cambridge University

Cambridge University Library has announced that two notebooks written by Charles Darwin, worth many millions of pounds, have been missing...

Spicy cuppa that may keep you warm during winter

Staying stuck at home for months amid the countrywide lockdown, many people, including those having a nine-to-five job schedule, have...

Abul Kasem’s fifth death anniversary today

Today (November 10) is the fifth death anniversary of Md Abul Kasem, a former high official of Defence Finance (Army)....

Ten youth changemakers share stories to inspire youth amid tough economy

Ten youth changemakers at a webinar marking the Bangabandhu National Youth Day on Sunday shared their personal experiences, struggles, and...

A cafe in Yemen is run by women, only for women

When Um Feras realised there were no leisure spaces for women in her city in Yemen, she founded her own...

Madame Tussauds throws Trump wax figure in the trash

The waxwork museum Madame Tussauds in Berlin loaded its effigy of TV star-turned Republican President Donald Trump into a dumpster...