Right about now, Arctic sea ice should be building up toward its annual maximum, making most of the region impenetrable to all but the most hardened icebreakers. Instead, January and indeed much of the winter so far has been unusually mild throughout large parts of the Arctic.
A 565-foot crane that collapsed in Manhattan Friday shut down of streets, smashed a handful of cars and halted traffic for hours — but it couldn’t stop a wedding.
Manhattan Fire Department Chaplain Ann Kansfield was purveying the scene of the crash, which also caused one fatality, when she noticed a bride shivering in the sleet and snow
The bride — 25-year-old Nesh Pillay of Toronto — had just left a nearby…
The annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, Tex. will host a Friday Night Lights celebration this year, alongside several other television panels and reunions
To celebrate FNL‘s 10-year anniversary, ATX will host a Friday Night Lights “High School Reunion,” in association with Texas Monthly. Cast, crew and fans will commemorate the show’s anniversary and legacy on Panther Field with a…
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LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to demand Friday that he is allowed to leave the Ecuadorian embassy without fear of arrest, after a UN panel ruled that he is being “arbitrarily detained” in London.
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Friday that Assange has been arbitrarily held since his arrest in London in Dec. 7, 2010, over allegations of sex crimes. It called on the British and Swedish governments to end his…
Amid the sleaze that plagues the Thai resort town of Pattaya is a new ring that just got busted — a group of elderly retirees mostly from the U.K. belonging to a bridge club.
According to local site Pattaya One, on Monday night some 50 personnel from the Army, Pattaya police and district office raided the second floor apartment above a restaurant that was being used as a regular gathering spot for the club.
They rounded up and…
Let’s set the record straight: incorporating the colour red into your outfit is no easy feat. Unlike black, this fiery shade doesn’t go with everything and when you wear it, people will stare.
But while it’s okay to shy away from red for the rest of the year, there’s no escaping the tradition of wearing red during Chinese New Year. The colour red is believed by the Chinese to be auspicious and will help ward off evil spirits and bad fortune.