Colombian reggaeton, Uruguayan pop score at 2018 Latin Grammys

Tropical, urban Colombian rhythms and a zippy hit on love and technology topped this year's Latin Grammy Awards, which saw several stars push a message for peace but mostly shied from politics.

Julian Assange charged in US: WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was behind a massive dump of classified US documents in 2010, has been charged in the United States, WikiLeaks said Thursday.


'Angel', 80, drives to aid of poor St Petersburg pensioners

Long retired from her job as a Saint Petersburg trolley driver, 80-year-old Galina Yakovleva still spends her days behind the wheel, but now in a mini-van distributing food to needy pensioners.


After two years of being American politics's biggest enigma, Melania Trump has broken cover with her startling demand to get a senior adviser to the president thrown out

Newly assertive Melania Trump puts the first back in First Lady

In the White House this week, Trump's the boss. Melania Trump, that is.

Uruguayan poet, 95, wins top Spanish literary award

Uruguayan poet Ida Vitale, 95, on Thursday won the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Spanish-speaking world, Spain's Culture Minister Jose Guirao announced.


The proposed regulations announced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would allow flavored e-cigarettes products to be sold in stores only, not online, and would also ban menthol in cigarettes and flavored cigars

US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales; youth use surges

US regulators Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 percent single-year surge in vaping among young people, with two-thirds using fruit and candy-flavored products.

Nepal's first robot waiter is ready for orders

"Please enjoy your meal," says Nepal's first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers.


People look at "Chop Suey" by US artist Edward Hopper, part of the Barney Ebsworth Collection, during a presentation at Christie's auction house in Paris

US cruise magnate's collection fetches $323 million

An astonishing collection of American 20th century art amassed by pioneering travel entrepreneur and cruise magnate Barney Ebsworth sold in New York for a combined total of $323 million, Christie's said Wednesday.

After Gabo book purge, Kuwait bans Dostoyevsky

Kuwaiti authorities have banned a book by Russian literary giant Fyodor Dostoyevsky, one of nearly 1,000 titles blacklisted at a festival which opened Wednesday in the Gulf state.


Spain wants to "eliminate" alternative medicine from health centres where all treatment must be given by "recognised" professionals.

Spain declares war on alternative medicine

The Spanish government declared war on alternative medicine like acupuncture or homeopathy Wednesday, announcing it plans to eliminate from health centres what it considers a health risk.

Low-carb diet helps maintain weight loss: study

A diet low in carbohydrates could help obese people maintain their weight loss by increasing the number of calories their bodies are able to burn, experts said Wednesday.


Marvel: the multi-billion-dollar empire Stan Lee brought to life

In a little more than 20 years, Marvel has gone from a company that declared bankruptcy (1996) as the comic book industry waned to a global empire generating billions of dollars a year.

Stan Lee's legacy: ubiquity of superheroes in pop culture

The face of superhero culture may be gone with the passing of Marvel legend Stan Lee, but there is no risk of his work fading into the pop culture background.


Cases of polio-like illness, AFM, rise in US

Puzzled by a rise in US children with sudden paralysis in their arms or legs, health officials said Tuesday they are probing whether a virus or auto-immune disorder may be to blame.

Delhi 'lungs' turn sickly brown in days

A pair of artificial lungs put up in New Delhi to demonstrate the lethal effects of smog have turned a sickly dark brown within 10 days of their installation, underscoring the city's pollution crisis.


Remembering Stan Lee: tributes to the late Marvel legend

Tributes poured in Sunday to Stan Lee -- the co-creator of iconic superheroes including Spider-Man, The Hulk and the X-Men -- following his death at age 95.

Man, 59, to stand trial in Germany for stealing Lennon's belongings

German prosecutors on Monday charged a 59-year-old man for the theft of numerous objects, including diaries, stolen from the estate of the late Beatle John Lennon.


Delhi homeless to be given masks as smog worsens: official

New Delhi's homeless will be given cotton masks to help them survive in the world's most polluted major city, officials said Monday, although experts said the basic coverings would be useless against deadly smog particles.

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

The World Health Organization warned Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse, driving the emergence of deadly superbug infections.


Guitarist Joe Perry recovering after collapsing at NY concert

Famed Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was recovering in hospital Sunday after collapsing shortly after performing with rock superstar Billy Joel in New York's Madison Square Garden.

Universal sees lots of green as 'Grinch' tops box office

Universal Pictures saw plenty of green over the weekend as its remake of "The Grinch" pulled in an impressive $66 million in North American theaters, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.


Activists call for movement on transgender rights law

As more than 1,000 Vietnamese joined Hanoi's Gay Pride parade Sunday in a rousing show of support for the LGBT community, activists called on the government to make a long-tabled transgender rights law a reality.

Going solo: 'Ohitorisama' or the Japanese art of doing it alone

Every so often, 33-year-old Masaki Kitakoga slips into a tiny booth with a desk and a chair and belts out karaoke tunes for 90 minutes -- completely on his own.

Top Stories

Russian lawmakers say  registration of US media groups is retaliation for a similar demand by Washington for the state-controlled Russia Today television

Russia to make US media register as «foreign agents»

Russian lawmakers raced Friday to draft measures requiring US media outlets to register as foreign agents, saying they could be adopted as early as next week.

Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, immediately declared the allegations 'disqualifying' for Moore

Republicans run from Senate hopeful accused of sexual contact with minor

Several Republicans on Thursday urged their party's candidate for a vacant US Senate seat to quit the race if an explosive report that he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl is true.

Pandas have a notoriously low reproductive rate and are under pressure from factors such as habitat loss

Melania Trump meets China's furry diplomats: pandas

US First Lady Melania Trump spent some time with a couple of China's most prominent diplomats on her last day in Beijing on Friday: the pandas Meng'er and Gu Gu.

Most read

  1. 1