'Harry Potter' book sales up amid coronavirus pandemic, publisher says

Washington DC (USA) Oct 29: A "Harry Potter" renaissance has seemingly been brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Coral reef taller than the empire state building found in Australia

Canberra (Australia) October 29: Scientists have located a "massive" detached coral reef in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The reef is 500m (1,640ft) high - taller...

Islamophobia or satire? Cartoonist Plantu on France's caricature controversy

Paris (France) October 28: As France's President Emmanuel Macron vows France will not give up its religious cartoons and promises to continue to fight in...

Utah restaurant bans customers from wearing masks

Utah (USA) October 28: The owners of Yaks Cafe, a restaurant located in Blanding, Utah, are pushing back against state and local health recommendations by...

Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' album is first million-selling project of 2020 in U.S.

Washington DC (USA) Oct 27: Taylor Swift's "Folklore" album just became the first studio release from any artist to hit 1 million copies sold in...

Progress toward gender balance in peacekeeping in 'peril,' committee told

Ottawa (Canada) October 27: The United Nations' goal of getting more women to serve in peacekeeping missions in conflict zones is at risk now because...

Eating jellyfish is a more sustainable alternative to fish say scientists

Canberra (Australia) October 27: We should be eating more jellyfish if we want to save the planet, says new research.

Meet the young Canadians helping online chess become a pandemic pastime

Ottawa (Canada) October 25: In August, the world of online chess was abuzz with news that five-time U.S. chess champion Hikaru Nakamura had become one...

First 'murder hornet' nest in U.S. located near B.C.'s southern border

British Columbia (Canada) October 25: Entomologists with the Washington State Department of Agriculture say they have discovered what is believed to be the first Asian...

NASA spacecraft leaking asteroid samples into space is 'victim of own success'

Brussels (Belgium) October 25: A NASA spacecraft has been so successful in grabbing rubble from an asteroid hurtling through space millions of miles from Earth,...

Atlanta man wins $50G FOX Bet Super 6 Debate Game jackpot

Georgia (USA) October 25: An Atlanta man won the $50,000 jackpot from the FOX Bet Super 6 Debate Game.

Elderly Colorado wildfire victims died 'in each other's arms,' family members say

Colorado (USA) October 25: Authorities in Colorado made a grim discovery Friday afternoon when they found the bodies of an elderly couple whose home was...

LG Electronics to release new budget smartphone in S. Korea

Seoul (South Korea), Oct 25: LG Electronics Inc. on Sunday introduced a new budget smartphone as the South Korean tech firm seeks to boost its...

California to cut off power for 1 million people to avoid sparking...

California (USA) October 25: California power authorities are planning to cut power for residents across 38 counties - affecting nearly a million people - as...

Auction selling Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun' bomber jacket, Julia Roberts' 'Pretty Woman'...

California (USA) October 25: Film buffs and collectors have a unique opportunity to purchase some of Hollywood's iconic movie and television props in a live...

Massive search underway in Ireland for dolphin superstar Fungie after disappearence from...

Dublin (Ireland) October 24: Authorities in Ireland have launched a large scale search for a much-loved dolphin, Fungie, who's been missing for over a week...

Hitler's handwritten speech notes sold at auction 'above asking price'

Berlin (Germany) October 24: Speech notes handwritten by Adolf Hitler were sold for €34,000 at a Munich auction house on Friday, despite anger from a...

Australian fisherman brings 5-foot crocodile home after capturing it in a dam

Canberra (Australia) October 24: Talk about an unpleasant houseguest.

JetBlue passenger wearing Burger King crown hurls racial slurs, assaults flight attendant...

New York (USA) October 24: A man in a Burger King crown on a JetBlue flight from Jamaica to New York Tuesday was arrested after...

NASA is going to unveil an 'exciting new discovery' about the moon

Washington (USA) October 24: Ahead of NASA's return to the moon in 2024, the space agency is teasing an "exciting new discovery" about the celestial...

Disneyland to open portion of California Adventure Park for shopping, outdoor dining

California (USA) October 24: Though Disneyland will not be reopening soon, Disney fans in California still have some reason to celebrate. On Friday, Disney announced...

Dr. Cameron Webb: Treating COVID patients, raising 2 kids and running in...

Virginia (USA) October 24: Every other week, Dr. Cameron Webb's busy life gets a little busier.

Washington state bug hunters find first ever Asian giant 'murder hornets' nest...

Washington (USA) October 24: Washington state bug hunters have located the first-ever Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S., it was announced Friday.

Poland's top court rules a law banning abortions when a foetus has...

Warsaw (Poland) October 23: Poland's constitutional court has ruled that abortions due to birth defects, which make up a majority of all legal terminations in...

Bison stampede at Yellowstone National Park after tourists get too close: 'I...

Wyoming (USA) October 23: A group of tourists allegedly caused a bison stampede in Yellowstone National Park after they got too close to the wild...

Chinese family of nine dies after eating toxic noodles

Beijing (China) October 23: Nine members of the same family in China died after eating spoiled noodles that had been kept in the freezer for...

Real James Bond? Declassified files suggest a Cold War spy by that...

Washington (USA) October 23: Recently declassified Cold War-era documents about a suspected British agent named James Bond have the Polish public and some in the...