India plans to launch a space probe that will orbit Mars, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh confirmed in August 2012.
It looks like a dustbin lid strapped to a cluster of fishing rods. Its computer is so puny, it could not even start up an iPhone. If an extra terrestrial wants to listen to the message it brings, he’ll need a gramophone to play it.
Hundreds of young boys, their faces smeared with mascara and painted as cows, trotted barefoot along the streets of Nepal’s capital in August 2012 during the Gai Jatra festival, or the procession of cows.
Cellphones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats, so it shouldn’t be surprising that a man in Uganda reportedly contracted Ebola after stealing one.
Bangladeshi Navy Sailors with the Special Warfare Diving and Salvage Command provide security during a noncompliant boarding exercise on the offshore patrol vessel BNS Sangu at Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in the Bay of Bengal in September 2012.
On December 23, 1982, two bombs exploded at the Israeli Consulate in Sydney and a Jewish social club in Bondi, Australia.
Some 641 Thai massage professionals set a Guinness World Record for Thai massage August 30, 2012, at an indoor sport arena on the outskirts of Bangkok.
A colossal international effort has yielded the first comprehensive look at how our DNA works, an encyclopedia of information that will rewrite the textbooks and offer new insights into the biology of disease.
The significance of Chinese claims in and around the South China Sea, which China treats as its backwaters, has not gone unnoticed by the international community, especially during the past decade.