World / Offbeat Aug 12, 2019

Angry wasps help German police catch man in sting operation

A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps. Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place Monday after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence. The suspect, whose name was not released, ...

Rugby star Christian Wade chases NFL dream

More Sports / Football Apr 9, 2019

Rugby star Christian Wade chases NFL dream

Former England and Wasps wing Christian Wade has signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills as he pursues his dream of forging a career in the NFL, the team announced on Monday. Wade shocked English rugby last year after announcing his plans to switch sports ...

Environment Dec 5, 2015

Taking the sting out of household infestations

by Melynie Yoneda

The vast majority of telephone calls on household pests fielded by the Shibuya Ward Office's Public Hygiene Division in 2014 were not about rats, cockroaches or spiders but they involved something with a little more sting in its tail — hornets, wasps and bees. Of ...