‘French Spiderman’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper with ‘peace banner’

Daredevil Alain Robert -- dubbed the 'French Spiderman' -- climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper on Friday and unfurled a "peace banner" as the financial hub is rocked by historic political unrest. The 57-year-old adventurer, who...

Indian man hasn’t washed his six-foot dreadlocks in 40 years

Here’s yet another hairy story from the land of the mystic. But instead of scaring you, the person who literally let his hair down here, just makes one not only wonder but also smile...

Number of German companies training refugees on the rise

The proportion of German companies taking on refugees for training purposes rose to 16 per cent from 14 per cent last year, the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) said on...

Saudi mother of a martyr and nine heroes performs Haj

Two sons of Umm Rakan, a Saudi mother in her 70s, competed to push her wheelchair in the Jamrat area to pebble the Satan while she raised her hands in supplication. They alternately kissed...

‘I felt blessed,’ says Saudi security man who carried an elderly pilgrim

Majed Ali Al-Hakami, the Saudi security man, who took the mainstream media and social media by storm, with his videos and pictures going viral, said what he did was guided by his religion, humanitarian...

Battle of Carthage: Tunisia demolishes homes to protect ancient site

Saber Sessi was working the night shift at a municipality vehicle depot in Carthage, Tunisia, when he signed off on five bulldozers in the early hours of July 9. Unbeknownst to him, the intended target...

Refugee boats given new life as bags in Berlin

Leaning over his sewing machine in the workshop of the small Berlin-based company called Mimycri, Khaldoun Alhussain concentrates as he stitches a piece of grey rubber. A border of yellow thread takes shape on the...

July 2019 hottest month globally ever recorded: EU

July 2019 was the hottest month across the globe ever recorded, according to data released Monday by the European Union's satellite-based Earth observation network. "While July is usually the warmest month of the year for...

British bikers cycle 6,500 km to Madinah

A group of British pilgrims cycled 6,500 km on their way to Madinah in their six-week long journey from London. The group was accorded a warm welcome by Saudi authorities, people of Madinah and...

An ancient Egypt-to-Black Sea route? Adventurers to test theory

Were the ancient Egyptians able to use reed boats to travel as far as the Black Sea thousands of years ago? A group of adventurers believe so, and will try to prove their theory...

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