World's first iris recognition smartphone on sale in Japan

Ireland says 'Yes' to gay marriage

Female "Assassin" tailored to actress, says Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien at Cannes

The hydroptere, a 'flying boat' out to set sailing speed records

World's first iris recognition smartphone on sale in Japan

May 24, 2015

Smartphone users in Japan can unlock their phones with the blink of an eye, as the country's biggest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo launches the world's first iris recognition smartphone. 

Ireland says 'Yes' to gay marriage

May 24, 2015

As Ireland becomes the first country in the world to vote in favor of same-sex marriage in a referendum, Irish PM Enda Kenny says we are a "joyful people." (Photo: AP) 

Female "Assassin" tailored to actress, says Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien at Cannes

May 24, 2015

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien brings a new spin to the customary kickfest-style martial arts movie, with "Nie Yinniang" (The Assassin) shown in competition at Cannes. (Photo: Reuters) 

The hydroptere, a 'flying boat' out to set sailing speed records

May 24, 2015

The "hydroptère" is almost a hybrid between a boat and a plane. Its crew is set to try to beat a speed record between Los Angeles and Hawaii to raise awareness of climate change. (Photo: AFP)