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Edward Snowden defends question to Putin on spying, calls response ‘evasive’

Edward Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor now living in exile in Russia, is defending his appearance on a televised call-in program with ...  Visit website

WorldViews: South Korea’s ferry tragedy touches on country’s suicide epidemic

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Kang Min-gyu was 52-years-old when he apparently hanged himself Thursday. He had just witnessed a truly devastating event: The ...  Visit website

WorldViews: ‘Novorossiya,’ the latest historical concept to worry about in Ukraine

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On Thursday, during an epic question-and-answer session with the Russian public, President Vladimir Putin dropped a reference that is likely ...  Visit website

This bizarre capsule is a BICYCLE - and it could be the fastest in history, reaching 90mph by pedal-power alone

Arion1 Velocipede is being designed by Liverpool University students They are hoping design will break 83.13 mph (133.7kph) record next yearThe bike is encased in ...  Visit website

Up to five of the 13 sherpas killed by Mount Everest avalanche may have been employed by the NBC and Discovery Channel expedition ahead of network's summit and televised live jump

Early morning avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 local guides and three are still missing A government report lists two of the guides ...  Visit website

Horrified mother of four-year-old child finds decomposing body under house during Easter egg hunt

Woman was playing with her child in Knoxville, Tennessee, on WednesdayShe found the heavily-decomposed middle-aged man under some deckingPolice believe that the man had been ...  Visit website

Woman born without a v*gina is given one grown in a laboratory - and says she dreams of having a large family

Unnamed Mexican woman has condition called MRKH This is rare condition in which the vagina is underdeveloped or absent Organ is engineered using muscle and cells ...  Visit website

Two elderly women 'bilked a dementia-ridden older neighbor of $450,000 meant to care for her cat'

Randi Berkowitz, 63, and Patricia DiGiacomo, 58, face more than 60 charges for what officials called a 'startling' theftThey liquidated the victim's retirement account and ...  Visit website

Wu-Tang Clan distance themselves from troubled rapper who cut off his own penis before attempting suicide

In a blog post, since deleted, the rap collective posted a message reading: 'This m************ ain't got s*** to do with the WUTANG brand' Andre ...  Visit website

Sunk by a German cruiser, the First World War Russian destroyer lying at the bottom of the Black Sea with its 10-TON gun still intact

Russian Lieutenant Zatsarenny sunk off the coast of Ukraine, in 1917It hit a sea mine placed by a German cruiser near Zmeinyj IslandDestroyer Lieutenant Zatsarenny ...  Visit website

Chocolate chicken, anyone? Pictures from 1900s show Easter treats as you've never seen them before, in shape of shoes, fish and poultry

Nestle have released vintage images of their first ever chocolate eggs  They were seen as religious symbols, embodying the resurrection of JesusThe first Easter egg was ...  Visit website

Is China's smog causing freak weather all over the WORLD? Pollution is causing stronger storms and increasing rainfall, claim scientists

A team of U.S. scientists found that aerosols created by humans in Asian economies impact storm formation in North America and beyondThey compared air pollution ...  Visit website

Get out of my nest! Osprey pair return from Africa to Wales to find another couple SQUATTING home

Two rare ospreys known as Monty and Glesni spent the winter in AfricaBut the BBC Springwatch regulars returned to find squatters in their nestThe two ...  Visit website

Is THIS the SR-72 spy plane? Mystery aircraft spotted flying over Kansas just weeks after being seen in Texas

A new image shows a mysterious aircraft flying over KansasThe jet appears to be the same one that was spotted over Texas last monthPhotographer Jeff ...  Visit website

Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

Chicago criminal gets his wish: more prison timeArmed with a loaded gun, Walter Unbehaun, 73, held up a bank teller last year so that he ...  Visit website

This bizarre capsule is a BICYCLE - and it could be the fastest in history, reaching 90mph by pedal-power alone

Arion1 Velocipede is being designed by Liverpool University students They are hoping design will break 83.13 mph (133.7kph) record next yearThe bike is encased in ...  Visit website

Chewing the fat away: How dieters perceive crunchier foods as low-calorie

By Sadie Whitelocks Published: 16:16 GMT, 18 April 2014 ...  Visit website

Google's DIY smartphone set for January 2015 launch - and it will cost just £30

It will consist of a simple frame, screen, Wi-Fi connection and processor Users can customise it with plug-in modules, colours and accessoriesMain frame of the ...  Visit website

The first crowd-sourced hotel! Star-studded Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs offers stakes from £5,953

By Sarah Gordon Published: 15:42 GMT, 18 April 2014 ...  Visit website

Up to five of the 13 sherpas killed by Mount Everest avalanche may have been employed by the NBC and Discovery Channel expedition ahead of network's summit and televised live jump

Early morning avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 local guides and three are still missing A government report lists two of the guides ...  Visit website

Family fears diaper cream heiress, 83, is victim of Romeo scam

Athanasios Konidaris claims that his wife Shelley Upsher Konidaris, 83, has been taken in by her 'Romeo' personal trainer Rex HughesMrs Konidaris, 83, is one ...  Visit website

Boston bombing survivor who lost one of his legs achieves his goal of walking down the aisle as he marries high school sweetheart at Fenway Park

Marc Fucarile was the last victim of the Boston Marathon bombings to leave hospital last year after 49 surgical proceduresBut on Thursday, he was grinning ...  Visit website

Horrified mother of four-year-old child finds decomposing body under house during Easter egg hunt

Woman was playing with her child in Knoxville, Tennessee, on WednesdayShe found the heavily-decomposed middle-aged man under some deckingPolice believe that the man had been ...  Visit website

Pro-Russian militants continue occupation of goverment buildings in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian activists continued their defiant occupation of government buildings across eastern Ukraine on Friday, though some of their leaders said they would ...  Visit website

Model ex-wife of German soccer star 'stole financier boyfriend's credit card to go on $5,000 shopping spree at Bergdorf'

By Snejana Farberov Published: 13:32 GMT, 18 April 2014 ...  Visit website

Silver surfers are happier than techno-foges: Internet use cuts elderly depression rates by 30 per cent

The study followed thousands of retired Americans for six yearsFound internet use increases social contact and reduces lonelinessAlso found those that live alone most likely ...  Visit website

High school vice principal rescued from South Korean ferry found hanging from tree in front of victims' families after his students die

Kang Min-gyu, 52, was found hanging from a tree in Jindo, South KoreaHe was a senior teacher at Danwon High School in Anwan, near SeoulHis ...  Visit website

Arrest warrant demanded for South Korean ferry captain as damning picture emerges of him abandoning ship

Lee Joon-seok, 68, dangled from a rope as rescuers helped him leave ferryHe escaped the vessel, which was carrying 475 passengers when it capsizedLee was ...  Visit website

West Ham striker Dylan Tombides tragically dies aged 20 after losing cancer battle

By David Kent Published: 13:08 GMT, 18 April 2014 ...  Visit website

Starstruck: Awe-inspiring cross-section of the cosmos snapped by Hubble reveals thousands of galaxies as big as the Milky Way

A 14-hour exposure of the night sky taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has been released by Nasa and EsaThe amazing image shows thousands of ...  Visit website

Can YOU help Cedric? Tortoise needs £150 operation to treat his swollen penis but his owner can't afford to shell out

Four-year-tortoise Cedric, who lives in Bristol, has a prolapsed penisThe condition can be caused by mating injuries or constant arousalOwner Miles Jelfs says he can't ...  Visit website

Former NFL star Donovan McNabb serves one-day sentence in Arizona jail for December DUI

McNabb was arrested in a Phoenix suburb on December 15Information about his blood-alcohol level was not made available to the mediaThe former quarterback is the ...  Visit website

Beau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware

Beau Biden had planned to run for a third term as Delaware's Attorney GeneralHe said Thursday to drop that bid so that he could focus ...  Visit website

Hawaii lawmakers agree to end police sex loophole

Police said vice officers needed the legal protection for their undercover work with pimps and prostitutesState law allowed officers to have sex with prostitutes while ...  Visit website

'Scottish aristocrats' Colin Chisholm III and Lady Andrea now claim they have no money

Colin Chisholm III and Lady Andrea were arrested in Bahamas last monthThey appeared in Minnesota court where lawyer said they were brokeTheir business in Bahamas ...  Visit website

Teen ballerina Leezan Salam fighting for her dancing dreams in Baghdad

Leezan Salam, 17, from Baghdad dreams of becoming a ballerinaAttends the Baghdad Music and Ballet School, the only one in IraqFaces daily threat from sectarian ...  Visit website

Use iPhone's Siri personal assistant to heat your house, switch on lights and unlock your car

Students from the University of Pennsylvania developed the programme, which can be used on iPhones without being downloadedGoogolPlex uses a linguistic trick, servers and third ...  Visit website

Incredible photos reveal the elaborate hairdos of the Himba tribe created using goat hair and MUD

Himba men sport a plait while single but cover up in a turban that they never take off once they are marriedBy contrast, women wear ...  Visit website

A true rock icon: Fender Stratocaster guitar played by Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton celebrates its 60th anniversary

Leo Fender created the first Stratocaster in 1954. It featured a signature double cutaway design and contoured bodyEarly adopters included 50s legend Buddy Holly, and ...  Visit website

The poster girls for jihad: Interpol searches for two Austrian teens 'in Syria fighting for Islamic rebels'

Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, vanished on April 10Social media posts then began, showing girls in Islamic dressInterpol believes they have been tricked ...  Visit website

Pictures show how Kilauea volcano wiped out Kalapana village in Hawaii

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park has been constantly erupting since 1983In 1990 a new lava flow destroyed the historic fishing village of Kalapana, ...  Visit website

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