Stags Not Allowed: Why is Amsterdam asking young British men to 'stay away'?
According to research, British men between the ages of 18 and 35 and Dutchmen around the same age tend to cause the most trouble in Amsterdam’s red-light district, making the lives of locals miserable with stag parties, pub crawls, and all-night binges on alcohol and drugs
How China has replaced the US in bailing out middle-income countries
According to new data, China is providing ever more emergency loans to countries, including Turkey, Argentina, and Sri Lanka. In many ways, China has replaced the United States in bailing out indebted low- and middle-income countries
How California floods could drive up food prices in the US
Several crops have been damaged across California, which has been battered by storms for months. Being the ‘leading agricultural’ state of the US, experts worry that food prices could rise in the coming weeks due to the affected produce
Showstopper: Did Pope Francis trade his simple robe for a fashionable puffer coat?
Images of Pope Francis in a white puffer jacket created by the upscale fashion house Balenciaga recently went viral. Many believed that the leader of the Roman Catholic Church went in for a makeover. Sorry folks, it was AI at play
Why is a Russian tourist facing deportation in Indonesia?
The Russian man who posed with his pants down his ankles atop Bali’s sacred Mount Agung will be deported from Indonesia. His picture that went viral last week had sparked outrage online and among the locals
Marburg outbreak in Africa: What you need to know about the deadly virus
The Marburg virus is a highly infectious, Ebola-like disease. First identified in 1967, it has a mortality rate of 50 per cent. There is currently no treatment or vaccine for the disease
Going Ape: Why the demise of a baboon has sparked outrage in Taiwan
An olive baboon died after being on the loose for more than two weeks in the Taiwanese city of Taoyuan. Instead of being shot at by a tranquiliser dart, the primate was killed. Locals have deemed the incident as animal cruelty
Russia begins drills with Yars ballistic missiles: How lethal are they?
Developed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering, the Yars missile has a range of 12,000 km. An upgraded version of the Topol-M missile, the RS-24 can carry at least six independently targetable warheads – a payload dozen times stronger than the bomb the Americans dropped on Hiroshima
Nashville school shooting: Why Twitter has restricted a US lawmaker's account
Twitter has temporarily restricted Marjorie Taylor Greene's Congressional account after the Republican lawmaker posted a graphic that referred to a ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ following the school shooting in Nashville
North Korea unveils new nuclear warheads: How the country has expanded its arsenal
North Korea unveiled new, smaller nuclear warheads on Tuesday, a day after firing short-range ballistic missiles. The country has been ramping up its arsenal, especially since Kim Jong Un came to power in late 2011. The leader has vowed to increase the nuclear weapons 'at the fastest possible speed'
Want to check if your milk is adulterated? IIT-Madras' new device could help
Researchers at IIT-Madras have developed a 3D paper-based portable device that can detect adulteration in milk within 30 seconds. The test can be used to detect adulteration in other liquids as well such as water, fresh juices and milkshakes
Explained: Why tornadoes are so hard to forecast
Even though forecasters can see the signs of potential tornadoes in advance, predicting the when and where tornadoes will form is still extremely difficult
Explained: What America can do to save its children from gun violence
For some, Monday's massacre at the Covenant School in Nashville confirms the need to ban assault rifles, while others call for increased security at schools. In Arkansas and Alabama, some institutions have installed armoured ‘safe rooms’ where students can seek shelter in the event of gunfire
Where is the Russia-Ukraine war heading? Here's what Volodymyr Zelenskyy thinks
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that unless his nation wins a drawn-out battle in the key eastern city of Bakhmut, Russia could begin building international support for a deal that could require Ukraine to make unacceptable compromises
What is 'digital blackface'? Why is there so much outrage over it?
Critics have likened ‘digital blackface’ to minstrel shows – which have their origins in the 19th Century; some consider it the first uniquely American form of entertainment. Experts say it is a practice of non-White people co-opting Black images, slang, catchphrases, expression or culture
'When will this end?' The trauma of living with America's gun violence
Several Americans are speaking out about their experiences being impacted by more than one gun massacre, including the Nashville school shooting, in which the lives of three children and three adults were abruptly ended
Why did FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried bribe Chinese officials?
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has been charged with directing $40 million in bribes to one or more Chinese officials to unfreeze assets relating to his cryptocurrency business in a newly rewritten indictment
Explained: The three months of turmoil in Israel under Benjamin Netanyahu's new government
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government has triggered months of unrest and concern among Western allies over extremist rhetoric and controversial judicial reforms that are now on hold
Do Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh’s aides have links to Pakistan?
As per reports, Waris Punjab De’s financier and Amritpal Singh’s aide Daljit Singh Kalsi is ‘close’ to the son of former Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. Another associate of the Khalistan sympathiser, Papalpreet Singh, was also earlier accused of having connections to the neighbouring country
Did Hollywood celeb Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘recklessness’ cause a ski accident? The court case explained
Actor and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow has been sued by a retried optometrist for a 2016 skiing accident in Utah. There have been contradictory testimonies, emotional outbursts and a mention of Taylor Swift. Here’s a low-down of the dramatic trial