‘My life’s work’: U.S. plumber, 96, selling off toilet seat collection

‘My life’s work’: U.S. plumber, 96, selling off toilet seat collection

Josh K. Elliott, CTVNews.caPublished Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:10PM EDT What could possibly compel a 96-year-old man to flush his life’s work? In a word? Family. Lifelong plumber and self-proclaimed “King of the Commode” Barney Smith, of San Antonio, Texas,...
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Art Review: From China’s Artist-Activist, a Citywide Great Wall

Art Review: From China’s Artist-Activist, a Citywide Great Wall

If you’ve seen the Guggenheim’s muscular, rigorous new exhibition, “Art and China After 1989,” for which Mr. Ai has curated the film program, you will not be surprised by the forthright advocacy of these lamppost portraits, as well as “Arch”...
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Berlin lorry attack: ‘Gross mistakes’ made by police

Berlin lorry attack: ‘Gross mistakes’ made by police

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anis Amri drove a truck into a crowded market in central Berlin on 19 December 2016 An investigation into last year’s deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin has revealed “gross mistakes” by German....
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Royal Mail wins strike injunction

Royal Mail wins strike injunction

Image copyright Getty Images Royal Mail has won an injunction in London’s High Court preventing next week’s 48-hour strike. The postal firm’s workers had been set to walk out from 19 October in protest over pensions, wages and jobs. But...
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Taliban hostage family freed by Pakistani troops

Taliban hostage family freed by Pakistani troops

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were abducted in 2012 Pakistani soldiers have freed a North American family of five who were being held hostage by the Afghan Taliban. Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife...
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Bobby Deol ‘feels great’ to be part of ‘Race 3’

Bobby Deol ‘feels great’ to be part of ‘Race 3’

Actor Bobby Deol has been roped in to star alongside Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in upcoming action-thriller film “Race 3”. He says he feels great to be a part of the team. Producer Ramesh Taurani, who is backing the project...
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Man who killed 79 piglets in belly flop video is jailed

Man who killed 79 piglets in belly flop video is jailed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The piglets were all less than 4 weeks old when they were crushed to death in January 2016 A Spanish farm worker who shared a video of himself diving onto a pen of piglets,...
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Abhishek Bachchan shares first photo from Amitabh Bachchan’s 75th birthday bash

Abhishek Bachchan shares first photo from Amitabh Bachchan’s 75th birthday bash

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 75th birthday with family in Maldives on Wednesday. His son Abhishek Bachchan took to Instagram to share the first picture from the intimate bash and wrote, “75 and still stylin !!! Happy birthday Pa...
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In fiery attack, Philippines’ Duterte accuses EU of plotting

In fiery attack, Philippines’ Duterte accuses EU of plotting

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Duterte threatened to expel EU ambassadors within 24 hours In a fiery speech full of expletives, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the EU of interfering in the country’s domestic affairs. He thre...
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Swipe, scan and go: Meet the new staffless, cashless stores

Swipe, scan and go: Meet the new staffless, cashless stores

Can you imagine doing the weekly grocery shop in a store with no assistants and no way of paying with cash? Developments in self-driving vehicles, mobile payments, data analysis and wireless tagging of stock could all completely change our shopping...
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Ladakh Journal: On the Run for Love: Couple Bridges a Buddhist-Muslim Divide

Ladakh Journal: On the Run for Love: Couple Bridges a Buddhist-Muslim Divide

For several days the two even had to go on the run. They drove around the nearby Kashmir Valley, which is crawling with militants and soldiers, worried sick about being caught together. Photo Ms. Saldon, in red, being ushered into...
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