Mar 26, 2016

Ten thousand rabbits shot in New Zealand Easter hunt

Hunting for chocolate eggs is popular Easter event, but in New Zealand it was bunnies in the firing line at an annual rabbit-shooting event in one district where they are regarded as pests. Ten thousand rabbits were shot by more than 300 hunters in ...

Dec 25, 2015

Chiba government workers get longer year-end break

The municipal government of Chiba held an end-of-year ceremony for its workers on Friday, three days earlier than last year, so more government officials can take a longer holiday — as long as nine consecutive days for some, starting Saturday. The city said that, ...

T-shirt weather and tornadoes for Christmas in U.S.

Dec 25, 2015

T-shirt weather and tornadoes for Christmas in U.S.

East Coast Americans shed their Christmas sweaters on Thursday to enjoy soaring temperatures ahead of the holiday, as further south deadly tornadoes cut a swath through rural communities. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in New York’s iconic Central Park peaked at 72 ...

Six killed as storm system sweeps across U.S.

Dec 24, 2015

Six killed as storm system sweeps across U.S.

A storm system that forecasters called “particularly dangerous” killed at least six people as it swept across the country, with tornadoes touching down in Indiana and Mississippi. A tree blew over onto a house in Arkansas, killing an 18-year-old woman and trapping a 1-year-old ...