Today's World (May 2016)
(May 31, 2016)|
Bright engineering student Nayla Kidd suddenly "disappears" from campus to get away from it all and to reinvent a new life in order to escape from all the expectations that burden her. But her plan misfires after only 11 days.
(May 30, 2016)
Looking for a second wife? This man wants to help everyone find another although his original idea was aimed at Muslims who are legally allowed to have more than one wife.
(May 29, 2016)
Chinese detergent company learns that it's not a laughing matter to turn an African into a fair-skinned Asian - and quickly withdraws its publicity.
(May 28, 2016)
Outrage in multi-ethnic Malaysia as P.M. Najib Razak tries to win Muslim votes by backing Islamic law that includes amputations and stoning in public.
(May 27, 2016)
Feminist activists do not know what to make of Indonesia's new child rape punishments, which include the death penalty and chemical castration.
(May 26, 2016)
Chinese man who throws sleeping traveller’s shoes into airport bin ignites online debate. "Taking your shoes off in public is certainly uncivilized but throwing them in the trash is illegal," says one.
(May 25, 2016)
Friends, Romans, countrymen...Rome sends an appeal for sponsors from anywhere to help restore 100 of its ruins and monuments.
(May 24, 2016)
Buying UK votes with a hug. They can’t vote in the EU referendum on 23 June but by hugging a Brit they hope to gain an anti-Brexit vote by proxy.
(May 23, 2016)
Refugee children stranded in Greece are so unschooled they cannot even hold a pencil.
(May 22, 2016)
"Kangaroo care" in Denmark: Father and son use skin to skin contact to help premature baby twins breathe better. "The parent's chest regulates the temperature better than an incubator," says organization.
(May 21, 2016)
Prague, Budapest and Krakow are the cheapest places in Europe to go for a drink.
(May 20, 2016)
EgyptAir MS804: Terrorism thought most likely cause after aircraft vanishes from radar screens on journey from Paris to Cairo. All 66 passengers and crew are feared dead.
(May 19, 2016)
French police demonstrate against "anti-cop hatred" only to see car torched by troublemakers in Paris.
(May 18, 2016)
"Apocalyptic" decline in birth rate worries Italy. Its Health Minister wants the monthly benefit for lower income families to be doubled from €80 to €160 in bid to reverse the trend.
(May 17, 2016)
Hanging opens way to Heaven. "If you're innocent, you'll go to heaven after you're hanged," Iranian judge tells man sentenced to death over drugs-related charges.
(May 16, 2016)
Female weather presenter asked to cover herself up with a cardigan in the middle of her TV broadcast because of objections by some viewers that she was wearing a sleeveless black dress.
(May 15, 2016)
Eurovision 2016: Listen to Ukraine's Jamala singing "1944" to become this year's winner
(May 14, 2016)
Susannah Mushatt Jones, world’s oldest person, dies in New York at 116.
(May 13, 2016)
The man who said that President Obama should be shot by the military as an "enemy agent" on his Facebook page.
(May 12, 2016)
Indian woman in her 70s gives birth for first time.
(May 11, 2016)
500 French politicians sign petition to put an end to sexual harassment in the corridors of power and a Mafia-style code of omerta. Latest scandal involves Denis Baupin, deputy speaker of the French Parliament.
(May 10, 2016)
Malaysian student in Australia accidentally given AU$4.6 million overdraft by bank arrested as she tries to leave country. She had been living in style on her unexpected "windfall".
(May 9, 2016)
OOPS!!! Tourist wants to take a selfie with the statue of a former King of Portugal. Knocks it over instead!
(May 8, 2016)
Whistleblowers deserve immunity instead of punishment, says the source who leaked the Panama Papers. He offers to cooperate with authorities if protection is granted as he does not want to have the same fate as Snowden.
(May 7, 2016)
Now Starbucks is sued for having too much ice and not enough coffee in its iced drink.
(May 6, 2016)
Bus driver's son Sadiq Khan becomes the first Muslim Mayor of London.
(May 5, 2016)
Balance of power in higher education slowly shifting from the West to the East, reveals Times rankings, as 18 varsities from Japan, China and H.K. find their way into the Top 100.
(May 4, 2016)
Stealing small quantities of food to satisfy a vital need is not a crime, Italian court rules. Defendant, a homeless man, had stolen cheese and sausages from a supermarket.
(May 3, 2016)
Football's fairy tale: Leicester City, soccer’s "cinderella" team, wins England's Premier League. Spurs, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool could only look on with envy.
(May 2, 2016)
Speculation over as Malia Obama picks Harvard University - but will keep it waiting as she is going to take a gap year first.
(May 1, 2016)
Game of Thrones villain Ramsay Bolton (formerly known as Ramsay Snow) is "the most hated man on TV".
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