Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 2468)

U.S. sues after Texas auction house sells looted Mongolian T-Rex

The US government is suing to force an auction house to return the fossil of a dinosaur that roamed Mongolia 70 million years ago to the Asian country. The nearly complete tyrannosaurus bataar is believed to have been unearthed between 1995 and 2005, and is one of several specimens first…

Sri Lankan elephant-keepers jailed after elephant dies of 96 stab wounds

A Sri Lankan court has jailed four staff from a well-known elephant orphanage over the death of a 23-year-old elephant that was fatally injured with sharp sticks in an apparent effort to control it. The male, which was living at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, a popular tourist attraction near the…

Asian immigrants to the U.S. now outpace Latinos

Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States, according to a survey Tuesday predicting a demographic trend bringing powerful economic, social and political changes. The survey by the Pew Research Center found the ranking switch of two largest groups of newcomers to the…

‘Butcher of Butare’ sentenced to life in final Rwandan genocide trial

The UN tribunal for Rwanda Tuesday handed a life sentence to a former army captain nicknamed the “Butcher of Butare” for his role in the 1994 genocide. Ildephonse Nizeyimana is the last member of the former Rwandan army who will be tried by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Two…

New eco-friendly denim-making process uses 92 percent less water

It takes lots of water and chemicals to make a pair of jeans, and environmentally conscious clothing makers caught on years ago to the need to make more sustainable versions these popular pants. But a Swiss chemical company said Tuesday its process for making eco-friendly jeans could streamline those efforts,…

French consular agent arrested in India for abusing his 3-year-old daughter

A French consulate official in the Indian IT hub of Bangalore was remanded in judicial custody Tuesday following his formal arrest on suspicion of sexually abusing his three-year-old daughter. The official, identified as a “consular agent”, was remanded in custody for 14 days by a local magistrate pending further judicial…

Night shifts may increase breast cancer risk by 30 percent

Night work may increase a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer by 30 percent — a slightly elevated but “statistically significant” risk, French researchers said Tuesday. This placed night work in the same order of risk as factors like genetic mutation, a late first pregnancy or hormonal treatment, Pascal Guenel,…

Aung San Suu Kyi speaks of family’s ‘sacrifice’ in Britain

Aung San Suu Kyi began an emotional return to Britain Tuesday, visiting her former home of Oxford and speaking about the “sacrifice” her sons and late husband were forced to make. She was greeted at Oxford University, her alma mater, after taking part in a debate at the London School…

Swedish CDC releases ‘Test Nooky’ app to promote condom use

Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep with a mean film director, a socialite or the guy who does voice-over in movie trailers, or perhaps with one of your Facebook friends? As part of a new safe-sex initiative, the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI) on Tuesday…

Pressure high at ‘intense’ Iran nuclear talks

Iran and world powers on Tuesday dug in for a second day of attritional talks in Moscow aimed at breaking an increasingly risky deadlock in the decade-long crisis over the Iranian nuclear programme. With the United States and Israel refusing to rule out military action and Tehran facing severe economic…

Google+