Oldest portrait of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius unearthed by archaeologists

17.11.2015 [19:31]
Archaeologists in China believe that they have unearthed the oldest portrait of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius. The painting was found in a tomb, which experts believed belonged to Liu He, grandson of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, which is at least 2,000 years old. Two paintings were found inside ...

Injured firefighter gets most extensive face transplant ever

17.11.2015 [18:44]
A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday. ...

Toronto's first ever cat cafe opens

17.11.2015 [18:12]
Toronto's first ever cat cafe TOT has opened. TOT is the first cat cafe in Toronto but there are already several others across Canada. At least two feline friendly cafes are up and running in Quebec, there's one in Vancouver ...

Russia says plane in Egypt's Sinai brought down by bomb

17.11.2015 [17:57]
The Russian intelligence service says that a Metrojet airliner that went down over Egypt's Sinai peninsula in October was brought down by a bomb, according to Al Jazeera. The Russian Security Service (FSB) said on ...

Strong earthquake hits western Greece

17.11.2015 [16:51]
A powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Greece's Ionian Islands, causing no casualties or damage according to preliminary reports, police have said ...

China landslide: Search for survivors continues as death toll reaches 25

16.11.2015 [15:30]
More than 2,000 rescuers are searching for survivors of a landslide in eastern China that has killed at least 25 people, according to BBC ...

France to observe minute's silence for victims

16.11.2015 [15:29]
France will fall silent for one minute today in remembrance of 129 people murdered by gunmen in Paris at the weekend, according to Sky News ...

Death toll in east China landslide rises to 16

15.11.2015 [14:32]
The death toll from an east China landslide has risen to 16, with 21 people still missing, according to Xinhua. Only one person has been rescued so far after the landslide hit a village in Zhejiang Province Friday night. ...

At least 10 killed as French high-speed train derails & catches fire near Strasbourg

15.11.2015 [12:11]
At least 10 people have been killed and 32 injured as a train derailed and caught fire in Eckwersheim near Strasbourg in France, according to Russia Today. A high-speed TGV train derailed in Eckwersheim in the Bas-Rhin department of Alsace in northeastern France mid-afternoon on ...

Turkish Airlines cancels all flights to France

15.11.2015 [12:03]
Turkish Airlines has cancelled all flights to France after Paris was hit by a series of deadly terrorist attacks on Friday night. According to the Turkish media, all flights to France were canceled until November 21. ...

Death toll in Paris terror attacks stands at 129, another 352 wounded - Paris prosecutor

15.11.2015 [11:55]
Death toll in the terror attacks that rocked the French capital on Friday night has climbed to 129, another 352 people are wounded, with 99 out of them being in a critical condition, the French capital’s prosecutor Francois Molins said, according to TASS. ...

American Airlines delays Paris flights; United operates as planned

14.11.2015 [19:34]
American Airlines Group, the world's biggest carrier by passenger traffic, said on Friday it was delaying flights to Paris in response to the explosions and shooting attacks there, even though French airports remained open, according to Reuters ...

Apple boss: Next generation of children 'will not know what money is'

14.11.2015 [19:02]
The next generation of children born in Britain "will not know what money is", the boss of Apple has predicted, according to Telegraph. Tim Cook, the chief executive of technology giant, forecast the death ...

Obesity still rising among US adults, women overtake men

14.11.2015 [18:27]
Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows, according to ABC News. ...

Antonio Banderas to be honorary president of Miami Fashion Week

14.11.2015 [18:11]
Spanish actor, director and producer Antonio Banderas will be the new honorary president of Miami Fashion Week, organizers announced Thursday, according to EFE Agency. ...

EgyptAir barred from flying to Russia

14.11.2015 [14:53]
Russia has banned EgyptAir from flying to the country, one of Moscow's airports and the company said Friday, with Russian flights between the two already suspended following the Sinai plane crash, according to Dailymail ...

China condemns terrorist attacks in Paris

14.11.2015 [12:26]
“China strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed at least 140 people and wounded many others on Friday night,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said, according to Xinhua. French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency soon after the attacks ...

Over 150 killed as Paris rocked by coordinated shootings, explosions

14.11.2015 [10:55]
A series of apparently coordinated attacks have rocked central Paris, resulting in at least 150 deaths. Aside from several separate shootings, police also confirmed explosions near a Paris stadium, and a now resolved hostage situation, according to Russia Today. ...

Timer bomb possible cause of Russian A321 plane crash in Egypt

13.11.2015 [20:32]
The Russian Airbus A321 plane crash could have occurred because a timed bomb was planted near the aircraft’s fuel line, media reports suggest. Investigators have uncovered intelligence about a "two-hour timer," although it is not clear whether physical evidence to the effect has ...