An Indian state renames dragon fruit to avoid association with China

An Indian state renames dragon fruit to avoid association with China

“The government of Gujarat has decided … that the word dragon fruit is not appropriate, and it is related to China. The fruit is shaped like a lotus, and then…

Madrid explosion: 3 people were killed and several wounded, as a result of an explosion that rocked the Spanish capital

Madrid explosion: 3 people were killed and several wounded, as a result of an explosion that rocked the Spanish capital

The blast, which occurred in a building on Toledo Street, caused widespread damage, according to a video clip released by the City Hall Emergency Information Service, Emergencias Madrid. Pictures from…

Thai woman receives record sentence of 43 years in prison for insulting the monarchy, sending a chilling message to activists

Thai woman receives record sentence of 43 years in prison for insulting the monarchy, sending a chilling message to activists

Thailand has some of the most stringent laws in the world against defamation or criticism of a king, queen, crown prince, or regent. Laws, known as lese majeste, can lead…

Victims of EDD fraud may face a tax bill even though they are not receiving the benefits

Victims of EDD fraud may face a tax bill even though they are not receiving the benefits

A Central Valley congressman is reaching out to the IRS based on KCRA’s ongoing investigation into fraudulent claims with the California Employment Development Administration, or EDD. “The right people don’t…

How climbers reached the K2 summit in winter for the first time

How climbers reached the K2 summit in winter for the first time

The Nimsday team of six climbers was led by Borja, a former Nepalese soldier and British Special Forces operator who – after retiring from the Army – stormed the climbing…

Argentina earthquake: 6.4 earthquake strikes San Juan Province, no tsunami warning issued

Argentina earthquake: 6.4 earthquake strikes San Juan Province, no tsunami warning issued

A series of aftershocks followed across the country. A 5.0-magnitude aftershock struck 27 kilometers (about 16.8 miles) south-southwest of Nuevo de Julio, about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) east of the…

Europe welcomes Biden but will not wait for him

Europe welcomes Biden but will not wait for him

As a politician who sets his eyes on the midterm congressional elections, “Biden will focus like a laser in his first year on the pandemic, on reopening the economy, unemployment,…

A paraplegic Hong Kong athlete in a wheelchair climbs a skyscraper

A paraplegic Hong Kong athlete in a wheelchair climbs a skyscraper

Over a period of more than 10 hours, Lay was able to lift himself more than 250 meters (about 820 feet), in an effort to raise money for spinal patients….

A woman was horrified to discover “two-way cameras and mirrors” in the wall of a new home

A woman was horrified to discover "two-way cameras and mirrors" in the wall of a new home

When moving to a new place, you never know if you will be leaving any strange surprises from past tenants. We recently saw how a woman moved into a new…

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested upon arrival in Moscow: NPR

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested upon arrival in Moscow: NPR

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested on his arrival in Moscow on Sunday. He had spent nearly the past five months recovering in Germany after being poisoned in August….