- BBC’s Sex Education Furor: Video Showing Naked Couple Irks MP, Dubbed ‘Blue Movie’
January 13 2012 2:24 AM
A British MP has alleged that a BBC sex education video meant for children aged nine to 11 has explicit content, similar to a “blue movie.”
- Kingfisher Calendar 2012 Unveiled: Models’ Exclusive Bikini Shots (PHOTOS)
January 12 2012 6:12 AM
The much-awaited Kingfisher Calendar 2012 was unveiled on Wednesday featuring six international models posing in bikinis at exotic locations in Negombo, Sri Lanka.
- Weather Permits Light Show on Swiss Jungfrau Mountain for Second Time (PHOTOS)
January 12 2012 3:44 AM
The light installations, first put on show by artist Gerry Hofstetter on Jan. 1 attracted much international attention and a second illumination is now planned for this week.
- Andaman Administration Questioned over Alleged Exploitation of Jarawa Tribals
January 11 2012 8:29 AM
Controversy over the involvement of local police in the alleged exploitation of a few Jarawa (an indigenous people) women on India's Andaman Island has led to the Ministry seeking reports from the island's administration.
- Saving Dying Dead Sea Through Water Conveyance Could Destroy Major Archaeological Sites
January 11 2012 6:57 AM
A proposed project to transfer Red Sea waters into the Dead Sea through tunnel or buried pipelines to control the fast-shrinking Dead Sea could pose threat to major archaeological sites, a new World Bank report reveals.
- Beyonce’s Baby Blue Ivy Carter: Celeb Parents Spend Whopping $1.5M on Newborn’s Toys
January 10 2012 7:01 AM
It seems Blue Ivy Carter's parents will leave no stone unturned to emphasize their sybaritic lavishness. The baby girl's parents - American singers Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z - have reportedly spent a splendid $1.5 million on toys.
- Andaman’s Jarawa Tribes Treated as ‘Circus Ponies’ in Police Presence; Threat From Illegal Tourism Palpable
January 10 2012 5:25 AM
A recent evidence of police involvement in illegal “human safaris” being carried out by local tour operators in Jarawa reserve, habitat of the primitive tribe, on India’s south Andaman island has caused much uproar among tribal rights groups.
- ‘Lebanon Island’ at ‘The World’ Archipelago in Dubai Readying for Tourists (PHOTOS)
January 09 2012 5:43 AM
A part of The World, a man-made archipelago off the coast of Dubai, is reportedly ready to receive tourists. The island - supposedly Lebanon Island - has seen development activities recently.
- Kate Middleton’s Stunning Start to 30th B’day: The Duchess Dons Lace Dress at ‘War Horse’ Premiere (PHOTOS)
January 09 2012 12:39 AM
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has had a stunning start to her first birthday eve in the royal family. She attended the UK premiere of the film 'War Horse' in London on Sunday night in her usual striking style.
- World’s Highest Suspension Bridge Officially Opened in Mexico [PHOTOS]
January 07 2012 6:15 AM
The world's highest suspension bridge -- the Baluarte Bridge -- was officially opened in Mexico on Thursday. The bridge is 1,124 meters (3,687 feet) long and more than 400 meters high.
- India Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi [PHOTOS]
January 07 2012 6:01 AM
Some of the world's leading car and motorcycle manufacturers are vying for the public's attention at the India Auto Expo in New Delhi. The biennial show runs from Saturday to Jan. 11. Take a look at some of the latest photographs from the show.
- 18 Couples Say ‘I Do’ at China’s Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2012 [PHOTOS]
January 07 2012 2:08 AM
About 18 couples from Nigeria, Russia and China tied the knots in a freezing cold of minus 20 degrees during a group wedding ceremony at the Chinese city of Harbin Friday.
- Titanic Artifacts to be Auctioned on 100 Year Anniversary of Its Doomed Voyage [PHOTOS]
January 06 2012 10:00 AM
An array of rare artifacts -- said to be the biggest ever collection of the Titanic assets comprising over 5,000 pieces which were recovered from the wreck of the RMS Titanic -- will go under the hammer April 11, tallying with the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the doomed ship.
- Top 10 Best-Run Cities in U.S.
January 06 2012 7:54 AM
The determining factors for the best-governed cities include access to jobs, crime rate, poverty rate and the percentage of high school graduate population.
- New Evidence: Boy, Who Would Become a Priest, Saved Hitler From Drowning as a 4-Year-Old
January 06 2012 3:12 AM
A German newspaper clipping from 1894 found in the city of Passau is compelling historians to believe in the local legends that has it that Adolf Hitler was saved from drowning as a 4-year-old boy in River Inn in the Lower Bavarian city.
- Tourism Interest in North Korea Rising: What to See in the ‘Isolated’ Country [PHOTOS]
January 05 2012 7:43 AM
Tourism in North Korea is restricted and controlled by the government. Tourists often visit the country in guided tours with strict supervision from Korean authorities.
- Las Vegas Hilton Loses ‘Hilton’ Tag
January 05 2012 5:21 AM
The Las Vegas Hilton hotel and casino has officially lost its eight-year ties with Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company, after a license agreement expired at the start of 2012.
- Ever-Evolving Ice Castles in Colorado Enchant Tourists (PHOTOS)
January 04 2012 8:53 AM
Ice Castles created with icicles and ever-evolving ice formations at Silverthrone in Colorado have been attracting lots of visitors.
- Top Pictures of Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament (PHOTOS)
January 04 2012 5:41 AM
Skiers flew off the ski jump, overlooking the hills and the audience, during the second event of the 60th Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, over the weekend.
- Illumination of Swiss Alps Marks Centenary Year of Mountain Railway
January 03 2012 7:59 AM
Light artist Gerry Hofstetter projected the Swiss cross, along with other images, on to the north face of the Jungfrau (a mountain in the Bernese Alps) on Jan. 1, launching the start of the celebrations of Jungfrau Railways' centenary year.