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Slap Costs Afghan MP Compensation of $300,000 and a Sheep

Slap Costs Afghan MP Compensation of $300,000 and a Sheep

A traditional council of elders in Afghanistan has told a former lawmaker to pay an Afghan minister $300,000 along with a sheep to compensate for an alleged slap in the face. Haji Din Mohammad, tribal leader and deputy chief of the country's High Peace Council, confirmed that the council had impo

Australia's Wildlife Threatened by Feral Animals after Bushfires

Australia's Wildlife Threatened by Feral Animals after Bushfires

Australia's notorious feral animals, like cats and foxes, are some of the biggest threats to vulnerable wildlife hit hard by recent bushfires, authorities said on Thursday. The bushfires across all six Australia states have already burned more than 11.8 million hectares of land.

Over 20,000 Women Compete to Become Japanese Billionaire's Girlfriend

Applications to become Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's girlfriend have topped 20,000, streaming service AbemaTV said, ahead of its documentary on his search for a "life partner" to take on his moon voyage. Maezawa, who will be the first private passenger on Elon Musk's SpaceX, has already g

Serena Williams Donates Auckland Classic Winnings to Australia Fire Victims

Serena Williams Donates Auckland Classic Winnings to Australia Fire Victims

Serena Williams decided to donate all of her prize money for winning the WTA Auckland Classic championship to Australian bushfire relief efforts. The former world No.

Duke University Scientists to Identify Objects Using Microwaves

Duke University Scientists to Identify Objects Using Microwaves

Engineers from Duke University and the Institut de Physique de Nice in France have developed a new method to identify objects using microwaves.

AI Tool to Detect Trolling on Social Media Platforms

AI Tool to Detect Trolling on Social Media Platforms

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated that machine-learning algorithms can monitor online social media conversations as they evolve, which could one day lead to an effective and automated way to spot online trolling.

Skiing Attracts Saudis to Tabuk

Skiing Attracts Saudis to Tabuk

For two or three weeks a year, Saudis can enjoy the snowfall on the mountains of Jabal al-Lawz, Jabal al-Thahir, and Jabal Alkan in Tabuk, northwestern Saudi Arabia. And days ago, the snow fell intermittently on those mountains, which turned the place into a tourist destination for families and t

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