New book reveals the bloody past of the Koh-i-Noor diamond

Dec 28, 2016

New book reveals the bloody past of the Koh-i-Noor diamond

Many precious stones have a blood-soaked history, but a new book reveals the world’s most famous diamond — the Koh-i-Noor — surpasses them all, with a litany of horrors that rivals “Game of Thrones.” The Koh-i-Noor (“Mountain of Light”), now part of the British ...

Swat team: Scientists track huge number of flying bugs

Dec 27, 2016

Swat team: Scientists track huge number of flying bugs

Counting the number of bugs whizzing high overhead annually may seem all but impossible, but researchers in Britain have completed the most comprehensive tally ever conducted. And the head count they came up with was almost un-bee-lievable. A total of 3.5 trillion insects weighing ...

101-year-old child raper becomes Britain's oldest convict

Dec 17, 2016

101-year-old child raper becomes Britain's oldest convict

A 101-year-old man became the oldest Briton ever to be convicted of a criminal offense when he was found guilty on Friday of a string of sex crimes against young girls. Ralph Clarke, a retired truck driver, was convicted of abusing and raping two ...

Dec 16, 2016

Russia election hacking seen a major threat in U.S., Europe

U.S. allegations that Russia hacked political party computers and leaked documents to sabotage the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton have echoes in Europe, where both France and Germany plan elections in 2017. Here is what officials are saying about the Russian cyberthreat: United States ...