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London's last gaslamp lighters keep capital's history alight

Hong Kong man delivers chocolate from Tseung Kwan O to Repulse Bay by drone

Protesters call for Japanese government to secure release of IS hostage

Scientists hold emergency meeting in Africa to save endangered rhinos from Asia

London's last gaslamp lighters keep capital's history alight

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

They were first introduced to the capital in 1814, bringing light to the once dark and dangerous streets, and now a small team of 'London’s last lamplighters' wind the mechanisms and polish the glass to make sure the remaining 1,500 gas lamps still give off their soft yellow glow.

Hong Kong man delivers chocolate from Tseung Kwan O to Repulse Bay by drone

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

An eye-catching stunt to pilot a drone over 10 kilometres of stunning Hong Kong countryside in order to deliver a chocolate bar to a friend took months of careful planning, one of the project’s pilots has revealed.

Protesters call for Japanese government to secure release of IS hostage

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Crowds gathered in Tokyo Wednesday to call on the Japanese government to secure the release of Kenji Goto, held hostage by the Islamic State group. It came as Jordan has offered to free a female jihadist in exchange for a Jordanian pilot held by the group.

Scientists hold emergency meeting in Africa to save endangered rhinos from Asia

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Conservationists and scientists have held talks in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction.