Stonehenge solstices go live worldwide

World Jun 22, 2019

Stonehenge solstices go live worldwide

People around the world can now view the movement of the sun and stars over the ancient stone circle at Britain's Stonehenge through a livestream launched on Friday, the summer solstice. The solstice marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and ...

Asia Pacific / Politics Jun 22, 2019

Indonesia to vet public servants to identify Islamists

Indonesia plans to tighten vetting of senior public servants amid fears that hard-line Islamist ideology has permeated high levels of government, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and a senior official involved in the plan. Indonesia is officially secular, but there has been a rise ...

World / Science & Health Jun 21, 2019

Telescope on sacred Hawaiian peak gets final go-ahead

After years of protests and legal battles, officials have announced that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer into the most distant reaches of our early universe will be built on a Hawaiian volcano that some consider sacred. The state announced a "notice ...

Notre Dame celebrates first Mass since devastating fire

World Jun 16, 2019

Notre Dame celebrates first Mass since devastating fire

The archbishop wore a hard hat, burned wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since a devastating fire ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire on April ...

India's Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show

Asia Pacific / Politics May 20, 2019

India's Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, most exit polls showed, a far better showing than expected in recent weeks. Modi faced criticism early on in the ...