Pak expat ‘punches’ into Guinness hall of fame

Ahmad Amin Bodla, a 20-year-old Pakistani taekwondo black belt holder in the Kingdom, set a new Guinness World of Books Records for the most number of martial arts kicks in three minutes and the most

New Jersey farmer gets political with corn maze

CHESTER, New Jersey: A New Jersey farmer has cut the faces of Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his Democratic challenger into a corn maze to highlight the state's gubernatorial election.

Jazz legend Marian McPartland dies

WASHINGTON: Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist who was a glittering fixture in her musical genre over a career spanning six decades, has died at the age of 95, her record label said.

Used and misused, the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ turns 40

Forty years after a Swedish hostage drama gave rise to the term “Stockholm Syndrome,” the phenomenon is still being used, and misused, to explain the reactions of kidnap victims.

Rising deforestation sparks concern in Brazil Amazon

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is on the rise sharply, sparking alarm over the future of the world’s biggest rainforest.

Eritrea’s unique architecture under threat

Eritrea’s capital Asmara boasts buildings unlike anywhere else in Africa, a legacy of its Italian colonial past, when architects were given free rein for structures judged too avant-garde back home.

Bull fights help ease Bosnia’s ethnic divisions

Their owners waged a bloody inter-ethnic war but when it comes to the sport of giant bull fighting and especially its grandest event, the Corrida of Cevljanovici, there are “no nationalities” in B

Wasim Akram marries Australian fiancée

KARACHI: Famed Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram on Wednesday announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson, saying he has started a new life on a happy note.

Aishwarya’s loss is Priyanka’s gain

MUMBAI: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s search for a dancing diva has finally ended with actress Priyanka Chopra.

Sliced and diced, digitally: Autopsy as a service

SINGAPORE: Malaysian entrepreneur Matt Chandran wants to revive the moribund post-mortem by replacing the scalpel with a scanner and the autopsy slab with a touchscreen computer.

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