After a hard morning’s toil, most Indonesians like to refuel with a lunch that includes a generous helping of rice. But if it is a Tuesday, they will be out of luck at stalls in a suburb of Jakarta after the local mayor took the novel step of declaring it a “no rice day.”
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has chosen 1 June to be the World Milk Day, urging countries and organizations to take this occasion to campaign on the importance of milk among people. At present, over 35 countries around the world, including China, India, Vietnam, Australia, and Denmark, have been regular participants of the World Milk Day celebration.
A 17-year-old Houston honor student jailed 24 hours for missing too much school likely spent the night surrounded by "every type of criminal that exists," one Houston defense attorney said.
NEWBERRY, Mich. — Homes and cabins make up a third of the nearly 100 structures destroyed by a wildfire burning across more than 30 square miles of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, officials said Monday.
Asunny Memorial Day weekend flight ended in a panic as a small single engine plane slammed into the San Diego Bay, narrowly missing a waterfront hotel and shocking onlookers.
Australia bandits target wrong house hours after teen posts Facebook picture of pile of cash
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho National Guard rescuers plucked a California fireman, his wife and their adult daughter from a snow-covered mountain-side Sunday afternoon, more than 15 hours after the trio survived a nighttime plane crash onto a steep, forested slope in a remote part of the state.
The Golden Gate Bridge got its chance to shine Sunday, with people around the Bay Area flocking to the iconic span to celebrate its 75th birthday.
May 2, 2012: The full Moon has a reputation for trouble. It raises high tides, it makes dogs howl, it wakes you up in the middle of the night with beams of moonlight stealing through drapes. If a moonbeam wakes you up on the night of May 5th, 2012, you might want to get out of bed and take a look. This May’s full Moon is a "super Moon,” as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2012.
SINGAPORE, April 17 — The first group of men who allegedly paid for sex with a minor via an online vice ring — a case that grabbed headlines in February because it involved high-ranking men in the public and private sectors — were charged in court yesterday.
The discovery of a well-preserved juvenile woolly mammoth suggests that ancient humans "stole" mammoths from hunting lions, scientists say.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A woman in Taiwan killed herself by inhaling poisonous fumes while chatting with friends on Facebook and none of them alerted authorities, police said Tuesday.
The hot air balloon pilot aged just 18 who crashed into high voltage cables... and was left hanging with two passengers for FIVE hours
A Spanish National Police investigation into two Madrid prostitution rings led to the rescue of a captive 19-year-old woman who was tattooed with a barcode on her wrist after she tried to escape the ring, authorities said Saturday.
Two nurses have been been arrested for the suspected murders of up to 200 hospital patients in Uruguay.
American girl missing for nearly FIVE YEARS after being snatched by her father is found by FBI in Thailand
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo — Homes and buildings collapsed in the Congolese capital after an arms depot exploded Sunday, killing at least 206 people and entombing countless others in crushed structures including inside two churches that buckled while parishioners were celebrating Mass, officials and witnesses said.
HARRISBURG, Illinois - Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people, including six in Illinois who were crushed when a house was lifted up and fell on them, authorities said.
BURLINGTON, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian Via Rail passenger train derailed west of Toronto Sunday, killing three railroad employees and injuring dozens of passengers, officials said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits last week held at the lowest level since the early days of the 2007-2009 recession, signaling that the battered labor market is healing.