Berlin: A German court has stopped a man from making a Rolling Stones tattoo on a horse saying it is wrong to inflict pain on animals “without just cause”. Adorning animals with tattoos is banned in Germany, the Munster Higher Administrative Court said after the man wanted to make a [...]
Los Angeles: Mars rover Curiosity will undergo a “brain transplant” over the weekend with a software upgrade...
London: A 23-year-old Sudanese woman, mother to a six-month-old baby, has been convicted of adultery and will be stoned...
Islamabad: Two men being hauled up for having soft drinks by the police under a Ramzan law has been criticised by a...
Ottawa: Canada will no longer circulate the one-cent coin as of Feb 4, 2013, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced. In his 2012 federal budget delivered in March, Flaherty said the Royal Canadian Mint would stop distributing the coins, worth 1/100th of a Canadian dollar ($0.9983), this fall since it costs [...]Read more ›
Havana: Cuba’s Floridita bar, one of the favourite haunts of US writer Ernest Hemingway during his time in Havana, mixed a giant 275-liter daiquiri to beat the world record as part of the celebrations of the establishment’s 195th anniversary. In 33 minutes, 12 bartenders used a battery of blenders at [...]Read more ›
London: One may expect a household electricity bulb to last over a decade. But a hundred years? Believe it or not, one of Britain’s oldest lightbulbs is still being in use after a century. The 230-volt, 55-watt DC Osram bulb is believed to have been made in July 1912, just [...]Read more ›
Washington: Some currency notes and cash receipts, printed on thermal paper, carry higher levels of bisphenol-S (BPS), a substitute for bisphenol-A or BPA, both of which are toxic health hazards, says a new study. BPS is closely related to BPA, with some of the same estrogen-mimicking effects, and unanswered questions [...]Read more ›
Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Radcliffe’s movie “The Woman In Black” has been the most complained about movie in Britain this year. Censors at the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) have received 120 complaints since the horror film’s release in February. They insist it is an unusually high number, reports [...]Read more ›
Moscow: A tiger from a Moscow circus urinated on the audience in the VIP zone during a show in Kazakhstan. The male tiger, Kesha, was ordered to perform a trick, but instead lifted one of his hind legs and urinated on the people in the best seats, news website Novosti-Kazakhstan [...]Read more ›