CARMICHAEL, California: Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into a growing number of US hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies.
TACLOBAN, Philippines: Japanese medics working to help victims of the Philippines typhoon have deployed wireless mobile X-ray kits using tablet computers, a world first in a disaster zone, a team spok
For centuries, the Malay royal title “Datuk”— Malaysia's equivalent of “Sir” — was a high honor that unlocked doors to the elite. But Datuks like K. Basil don't feel so special these days.
It’s kimchi-making season in South Korea, with households across the country preparing and laying down stocks of the ubiquitous spicy side-dish for the coming winter.
A street-sweepers strike in Madrid has left streets strewn with paper, broken glass and other litter, dealing a blow to the Spanish capital’s image when it is already suffering a tourist slump.
GENEVA: An enormous diamond known as “The Pink Star” sold for more than $83 million at auction Wednesday night, far surpassing its expected price.
KOCHI, India: Britain’s Prince Charles turned 65 while traveling in India on Thursday and his staff teased him with a cake in the shape of a free bus pass, which he can now claim as a pensioner.
A number of Indian authors, mainly Malayalees from southwest of India, have launched their new titles at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).
WASHINGTON: “Little Red Riding Hood” may have been heading to her grandmother’s house — but anthropologists wanted to know where she came from and just how her story spread.
SHANGHAI: A Chinese suitor who gave his future bride an auspicious 8.88 million yuan ($1.5 million) in cash drew ire Thursday for the extravagant display of wealth in the still-developing country.
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