New spider species named after Harry Potter 'Sorting Hat'

New spider species named after Harry Potter 'Sorting Hat'..

Andrew Martin 14-Dec, 22:23 93 BBC

A spider bearing an "uncanny" resemblance to the sorting hat in the Harry Potter series has been discovered by scientists in India. The...


Afghan Brothers Develop Drone to Clear Land Mines

Afghan Brothers Develop Drone to Clear Land Mines..

Lily Evans 14-Dec, 22:04 102 VOA

A picture taken July 4, 2016, shows Afghan refugee Massoud Hassani flying an anti-land-mine drone, called the Mine Kafon Drone, in...


The islands in the way of WW2 peace deal between Russia and Japan

The islands in the way of WW2 peace deal between Russia and Japan..

Mia Mason 14-Dec, 21:55 52 BBC

Russian President Vladimir Putin goes to Japan on Thursday for a visit that will focus on the fate of the volcanic islands that have stood...


Chinese imperial seal sold for record ˆ21m in Paris

Chinese imperial seal sold for record ˆ21m in Paris..

David Brooks 14-Dec, 21:49 57 BBC

An 18th Century Chinese imperial seal has been sold for a record ˆ21m (?18m, $22m) - more than 20 times its estimated price. The sale, to...


Fit for kings

Fit for kings..

Maria Stewart 14-Dec, 21:13 78 BBC

The most iconic restaurant in the southern Indian city of Bangalore is the 92-year-old MTR, or the Mavalli Tiffin Room. It's also the place...


China Environment Watchdogs to Sever Local Government Ties by Year-end

China Environment Watchdogs to Sever Local Government Ties by..

Lily Evans 14-Dec, 21:00 88 VOA

FILE - People wear protective masks near the Bund during a polluted day in Shanghai, China, Jan. 19, 2016. SHANGHAI — China's environment...


China 'space capsule' experiment ends after 180 days

China 'space capsule' experiment ends after 180 days..

Olivia Rogers 14-Dec, 20:16 95 BBC

Six months trapped in a tiny capsule with only three other people for company gives a person time to think. And, on emerging relatively...


Japan parliament legalises casinos

Japan parliament legalises casinos..

Michael Adamson 14-Dec, 20:16 144 BBC

Japan's parliament has passed a long-awaited law to legalise casinos. The move paves the way for casino resort developments that also...


Japan Legalizes Casinos, Sets Stage for Large-scale Investment

Japan Legalizes Casinos, Sets Stage for Large-scale Investment..

Maria Stewart 14-Dec, 20:12 55 VOA

FILE - Models pose in front of slot machines at the Global Gaming Expo Asia in Macau, China, June 8, 2011. Japan's parliament passed a law...


Japanese, Russian Leaders to Discuss Territorial Dispute

Japanese, Russian Leaders to Discuss Territorial Dispute..

Wyatt Waller 14-Dec, 19:46 93 VOA

Protesters demanding return of disputed islands claimed by both Japan and Russia, called the Northern Territories in Japan and the Southern...


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