Wellington: New Zealand will release commemorative “The Hobbit” coins worth thousands of dollars ahead of next month’s premier of director Peter Jackson’s latest Tolkien epic.
Los Angeles: An Austrian daredevil is hoping to make an unprecedented leap from the edge of space Tuesday, setting records as he breaks the speed of sound in freefall in the skies above the US state of New Mexico.
YOKOHAMA, Japan: Walking or running in a full suit of samurai armour is not the easiest thing in the world. Swimming in it is even harder, but that’s exactly what some in Japan are doing. For fun.
Dubai: A Dubai-based group is planning to construct the $1 billion ‘Taj Arabia’ which will be a replica of the Taj Mahal, a report said on Friday.
Mumbai: Avenging his step mother, a 15-year-old boy stole her jewellery worth Rs 200,000 (Rs320,000 Pakistan) and sold it to the neighbours for only Rs700 in India, reported Midday.
Lyon: A French centenarian on Friday set a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cycle 100 kilometres (62 miles) and said he had outdone himself.
Jakarta: An orangutan famous for puffing on cigarettes gave birth this week at an Indonesian zoo, an official said on Friday, in a rare event giving a boon to the critically endangered species.
UPPER DOLPA, Nepal: When Tashi Sangmo was 17 she married a 14-year-old neighbour in a remote Himalayan village in Nepal and, as part of the package, she also agreed to wed his younger brother.
HONG KONG: A Hong Kong tycoon has offered a $65 million “marriage bounty” to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter, a report said Wednesday.
Dubai: You must be shocked after reading that a Pakistani man has breathed new life 30 minutes after he was declared dead by doctors at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates.