A Record-breaking $2 Billion American Lottery Winner: Organizer

A single ticket sold in California netted a staggering $2 billion on Tuesday after a delayed US lottery draw. Only one of the millions of tickets sold nationwide matched all six numbers in the Powerball draw, California Lottery said. Originally published as A Winner of a Record $2 Billion American Lottery: Organizer

Migrant ships await entry in Italian port while another appeals to France

Hundreds of migrants aboard rescue ships waited in a Sicilian port on Tuesday for permission to land, when another charity ship gave up hope of a welcome to Italy and appealed to France for a safe haven. Nearly 500 migrants find themselves in limbo after being rescued by three different charity ships during their perilous … Read more

New rescue ship releases migrants in Italy while others wait

Nearly 90 migrants were allowed to disembark from a charity ship in a southern Italian port on Tuesday, while hundreds more aboard three other ships waited at a safe harbor. Some 234 migrants are on board that ship, run by the Norwegian-flagged European charity SOS Mediterranee. Originally published as New rescue ship releases migrants in … Read more

Powerball fever hits US as draw approaches for $1.6 billion jackpot

Powerball mania hit the United States on Saturday for a draw for a $1.6 billion jackpot, a world record. A steady stream of customers secured Powerball tickets leading up to Saturday’s draw at 10:59 PM (0259 GMT). Originally published as Powerball fever hits the US as the draw approaches for a $1.6 billion jackpot

Pope holds mass in Bahrain as death row families push for intervention

Some 30,000 flag-waving worshipers attended an open-air mass held by Pope Francis in mostly Muslim Bahrain on Saturday, marked by a small protest from relatives of inmates on death row. Police briefly detained about 10 people who had protested outside a school where he was due to speak, according to a London-based rights group, and … Read more

Crowds, color and Covid rules as Hong Kong Rugby Sevens returns

Fans of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens shrugged off a three-year pandemic absence as the weekend’s sporting spectacle kicked off with drinking, dressing up and Covid rules. Among the spectators in costume – a main feature of the Sevens – were Mario & Luigi impersonators, a man in a red gorilla suit and two people … Read more

Crowds, color and Covid rules as Hong Kong Rugby Sevens returns

The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens kicked off on November 4 after years of Covid-related cancellations Fans of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens shrugged off a three-year pandemic absence as the weekend’s sporting spectacle kicked off with drinking, dressing up and Covid rules. Among the spectators in costume – a main feature of the Sevens – … Read more

Crowds, color and Covid rules as Hong Kong Rugby Sevens returns

Fans of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens shrugged off a three-year pandemic absence as the weekend’s sporting spectacle kicked off with drinking, dressing up and Covid rules. Among the spectators in costume – a main feature of the Sevens – were Mario & Luigi impersonators, a man in a red gorilla suit and two people … Read more

Take your pick: Aye-aye joins the ranks of snotters

When scientists caught the aye-aye on video using its oddly thin, eight-centimeter-long middle finger to pick deep into its nose, it pointed to a greater mystery: Why exactly do some animals eat their own snot? The middle fingers of aye-ayes are not only long and thin, but also have a unique ball joint that allows … Read more

Take your pick: Aye-aye joins the ranks of snotters

When scientists caught the aye-aye on video using its oddly thin, eight-centimeter-long middle finger to pick deep into its nose, it pointed to a greater mystery: Why exactly do some animals eat their own snot? The middle fingers of aye-ayes are not only long and thin, but also have a unique ball joint that allows … Read more