An emergency descent by an Air China aircraft after cabin oxygen levels dropped has been linked to a co-pilot smoking an e-cigarette during the flight, state media said on Friday.
The chief executive of a UK-based Bitcoin exchange called EXMO has reportedly been kidnapped in Ukraine.
North Korea has stepped up security around statues and other larger-than-life monuments to the ruling Kim family, apparently out of concern that they might be vandalized by a disgruntled — and increasingly hungry — citizenry.
Many children who live in Salinas, an isolated village in the southwestern Dominican Republic, are seemingly born female, only to become men in their teenage years.
A German woman has emerged unscathed after she picked up what she thought was a chunk of amber, but turned out to be WW2-era white phosphorous which ignited in her pocket.
One of Cecil the Lion’s cubs has been shot dead by a big game trophy hunter in Zimbabwe, just two years after his father was killed in similar circumstances.
A unique handwritten Harry Potter story, bought at a charity auction for $32,000, has been stolen in a burglary, amid fears thieves will dispose of it without realising its worth.
The US has reportedly made a formal apology to Britain after the White House accused GCHQ of helping Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump in the White House.
It might look like a simple chess problem, but the puzzle could finally help scientists uncover what makes the human mind so unique, and why it may never be matched by a computer.
Research shows that many airlines have chosen to remove Israel from their route maps.
A workmen’s café in central France was overwhelmed with phone calls from gourmet diners wanting to book tables after it was awarded a Michelin star — by mistake, it later turned out.
Australia is planning to adopt a new contactless passenger identification system that would eliminate the need for passport scanners, paper landing cards and manned immigration desks.
Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.
If you're not first, you're the last.
“Salvation for the economics profession probably lies not among existing academic and policymaking dinosaurs, like me, but among the new generation of students of the discipline.”
Yes, he is planning to turn up to the awards ceremony in Stockholm. “Absolutely,” he says. “If it’s at all possible.”
Two enterprising Spanish nappers claim to have “taken siesta to the next level” by creating Napflix, a digital channel that streams the world’s most boring videos
Listeners who use the free version of its service have been directed to virus-riddled websites by terrible ads.
The 44-year-old is one of 50 people currently trialling a treatment which targets the disease even in its dormant state.
Every year at OSU, an organic chemistry class demonstrates "donating a proton" in a unique way. The professor throws a paper ball up into the lecture hall's upper balcony and challenges a student to make a far off shot into a recycling bin. The professor also offers the entire class an A+ on their first quiz if the student can make it. And that's how Vinny became a hero.