World's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

Asia Pacific / Offbeat Jan 18, 2020

World's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

The world's shortest man who was capable of walking, as verified by Guinness World Records, died Friday at a hospital in Nepal, his family said. Khagendra Thapa Magar, who measured 67.08 centimeters (2 feet, 2.41 inches), died of pneumonia at a hospital in Pokhara, 200 ...

Uruguay seizes record amount of cocaine

World / Crime & Legal Dec 28, 2019

Uruguay seizes record amount of cocaine

Uruguayan authorities have opened an investigation into a record cocaine seizure described as "the biggest blow to drug trafficking in the country's history," the navy said on Friday. The navy seized four soy flour containers packed with bags of cocaine at Montevideo's port. An inventory of ...

Australia logs hottest day ever — 40.9 C —  for now

Asia Pacific Dec 18, 2019

Australia logs hottest day ever — 40.9 C — for now

Australia this week experienced its hottest day on record and the heat wave is expected to worsen, exacerbating an already unprecedented bush-fire season, authorities said Wednesday. The average nationwide temperatures of 40.9 degrees Celsius (105.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday beat the previous record of 40.3 ...