How much does a kilogram weigh? Depends on your 'Planck constant'

It may not change how you buy bananas, but scientists have voted to redefine the value of a kilogram, in what...

All bets are off: UK bookmaker suspends wagers on timing of PM May's exit

British bookmaker William Hill suspended betting on the year that Prime Minister Theresa May will leave office,...

Phallic-shaped owl statue in Serbia's north sparks protests

Thousands of keen bird-watchers flock to Serbia's northern town of Kikinda every winter to see one of the world's...

"I've never used a computer," Japan's cybersecurity minister admits

Says policy decided by number of people in his office and government

Man marries a computer character in Japan

It was an $18,000 wedding ceremony

Monkey kills 12-day-old Indian baby

A monkey has snatched a 12-day-old Indian boy from his mother and killed him, police said. "A group of...

'It's not what we meant': teen in 'Nazi salute' photo

A Wisconsin teen pictured in the now viral prom photo showing dozens of students appearing to give the Nazi...

In Egypt, a bee therapist uses venom to treat patients

Around five people a month visit Omar Abulhassan for a shot of venom

"Baby Trump" flies in Paris as US President attends WW1 ceremony

A six-meter-high balloon of US President Donald Trump as a snarling, orange baby flew over Paris on Sunday to...

Top Air India pilot fails breathalyser tests

He is the airline official responsible for flight safety

Surgeon mistakes Florida patient's kidney for tumour, removes it

She went in for back surgery, and came out one kidney short

China cracks down on celebrity hype and fake click-through rates

A-list movie star ordered to pay hefty fine

And now for something completely different: Chinese robot news readers

Chinese news readers may have some new competition - artificially intelligent robot anchors that can mimic human...

Paws for breath: India's pampered pooches get clean air as people choke on smog

While most residents of the Indian capital Delhi choked on toxic air this week, the dogs of the city's elite were...

'Frog ladders' help critters escape death-trap drains

A small group of British conservationists are installing mesh- covered ladders in roadside drains to save trapped...

69-year-old starts legal process to reduce his age by 20 years

Says he could achieve greater success with women on Tinder

Underperforming Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat bugs

Workers at a Chinese home renovation company who failed to complete their tasks had to drink urine, eat...

Begging in Beijing? Pakistan sacks state TV chief after broadcast gaffe

Pakistan has removed the acting chief of state-run television after a caption read "Begging" instead "Beijing"...

'Single-use' is named by Collins Dictionary as Word of the Year 2018

Four-fold increase in use since 2013

Dead brothel owner elected in Nevada

A flamboyant but no longer living 72-year-old brothel owner who had labellel himself the "Trump from...