Number of US measles cases rises to 704 in 2019: Official

The number of measles cases in the United States reached a record-setting 704 for the year last week, the greatest number of cases in...

Dentists could play a key role in identifying cases of domestic violence

Patients visiting the dentist for lesions to the jaw and teeth could be victims of domestic violence, US researchers warn. Oral biomarkers that might signal...

At Amboise, Leonardo’s last years paint a picture of Franco-Italian harmony

Commemorations for Leonardo da Vinci's 500th anniversary begin this week in Amboise, in the Loire Valley, with France and Italy setting aside recent tensions...

Woodstock 50 fest under threat as investor pulls out

A highly anticipated celebration of the storied Woodstock festival's 50th anniversary appeared under threat Monday, with a primary investor saying it was canceled as...

Netflix signs deal for Thai cave boy rescue miniseries

Netflix said on Tuesday it had secured the rights to make a miniseries about the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach...

Crawling to extinction: Singapore turtle haven fights for life

Hundreds of turtles and tortoises, including rare and endangered species, face an uncertain future after their Singapore sanctuary -- a Guinness World Record holder...

Yogyakarta artists celebrate collector Oei’s 80th birthday

Yogyakarta artists gathered to celebrate the 80th birthday of prominent art collector Oei Hong Djien on Sunday at SaRang Gallery in Bantul. The birthday celebration was held as...

Mandela prison drawing goes under the hammer

A drawing by late South African leader Nelson Mandela of the door of his prison cell on Robben Island — where he was held...

UN report to highlight urgent need for Nature rescue plan

Diplomats from 130 nations gather in Paris from Monday to validate a grim UN assessment of the state of Nature and lay the groundwork...

Revamped Russian animation goes for global audiences

In a slick Moscow loft, dozens of graphic designers peer at computers, compiling the latest scenes of Fantasy Patrol, a cartoon produced by Russia's...

Gold, war and dragons: How to value wealth in ‘Game of Thrones’

How do you put a price on a dragon? That’s the most vexing question facing anyone who wants to assess the dynastic fortunes that drive...

Buena Vista Social Club’s Portuondo blows final round of kisses

As revolutions go, the emergence of Cuban music collective Buena Vista Social Club was certainly a peaceful one -- but it sent cultural shockwaves...

Man-made crisis: Toxic masculinity drives climate change, say UK artists

From storms named after women that cause more damage because people prepare for them less to men who refuse to recycle because they think...

Does my life look good in this? The London homes that make a perfect...

Standing on black and white steps - chequered like her Chanel handbag - Helen Schweitzer poses elegantly on a London doorstep to capture the...

Chernobyl comes back to life in Ukrainian computer game

A Ukrainian computer game that brings to life a town abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster may not sound like everyone's idea of fun...

Spotify reaches 100 million paying subscribers

Swedish music streaming giant Spotify said Monday it had amassed 100 million paying subscribers, but the company also fell back into the red and...

Japanese university plans experiment to grow human organs in pigs

The University of Tokyo plans to start an experiment to grow human pancreases in pigs for transplantation using induced pluripotent stem cells, a professor...

‘Boyz n the Hood’ director John Singleton dead at 51

John Singleton, director of the groundbreaking 1991 movie about US inner city life "Boyz n the Hood," died Monday at the age of 51,...

Mystery of ‘Salvator Mundi’, the world’s most costly painting

Later this year, the Louvre in Paris will host an exhibition of masterpieces by the Italian painter Leonardo da Vinci to mark his death...

The Cranberries pay tribute to late singer with final album

Irish rockers The Cranberries are saying goodbye with their final album released on Friday, a poignant tribute to lead singer Dolores O'Riordan who died...

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