Tokyo fears losing a part of its soul as world’s biggest fish market moves

Preparations for the move will disappoint tourists, who from mid-September will no longer be able to observe auctions of enormous frozen tuna, snapped up before dawn each morning and sliced up with bandsaws and frighteningly sharp knives before being shipped to restaurants and supermarkets. A spokeswoman for the market said public viewings of the auction […]

Alex Pullin dead: Australian world champion snowboarder, 32, drowns off Gold Coast

Snow Australia said in a statement: “The Snow Australia community is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of triple Olympian, Alex Pullin, who today lost his life while spear fishing on the Gold Coast.

Boy, 16, dies ‘instantly’ after being stung by poisonous fish while snorkelling

In a statement, the boy’s parents said he was snorkelling “when he found a jellyfish 100 metres from the beach that led him to a strange and very colourful fish with a harmless face.

Pakistan main force behind drive to create ‘so-called Khalistan’: Canadian think tank

The Justin Trudeau government’s perceived softness towards pro-Khalistan groups in its first stint during 2015-19 was one of the key reasons for a downturn in India-Canada relations. The Liberal Party government in Canada cited freedom of expression as a major reason for allowing the activities of pro-Khalistan groups but this found few takers in New […]

World’s wildlife populations have fallen by an average of 68% in four decades, World Wildlife Fund says

“We are destroying rainforests to convert the land to cropland to feed a growing planet and the growing demand for food, in general, and animal protein, in particular,” Shaw said. “In the process of deforestation and forest fragmentation for food production, we are opening up more and more tropical forests to the poaching of its […]

Covid vaccine: ‘8,000 jumbo jets needed’ to deliver doses around world

On Wednesday, AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford said they had halted trials of their Covid-19 vaccine to investigate the “potentially unexpected illness” of one volunteer. GSK and France’s Sanofi are also working on a coronavirus vaccine, and other vaccines are in development around the world, in China, Russia and the US. Around two dozen […]

China, Russia key adversaries to world order: Top UK intel official

Suspected Russian agents were alleged to be behind poisoning of former Russian military officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal in the south-west England town of Salisbury on March 4, 2018, which sparked a diplomatic tussle between London and Moscow.

Wealth Report: London, Not New York, Is World’s Greatest City

Stephen Bayley, cultural critic and Londoner, said the fresh, foreign impetus had left London unrivaled. “Baalbek, Palmyra, Pompeii, Rome, Liverpool. New York can now be added to that melancholy list of lustrous metropolises gone dull,” he said. “My son often goes to what he calls New York, but he means Brooklyn. Williamsburg means to him […]

Robotic Fish Steered by Super Nintendo Controller Spies on Marine Life (VIDEO)

Researchers were able to modify a Super Nintendo controller to navigate the undercover fishbot to swim up, down, left, right and forward. The study noted that the controller “speaks” to the fish by transmitting vibrations through the ocean at high frequencies, which translate into different commands. Officials also equipped the spy with a fisheye lens, Linux computer and a hydraulic pump that allows SoFi […]

‘World Trade Center’ Is Nicolas Cage’s Most Subdued Performance And These Critics Agree

Lafayette wrote, “Cage is rather known for delivering good performances when he has a good director overseeing him. In the case of World Trade Center, Stone is able to bring out a truly great performance from Cage. It’s tragic and heartfelt you can really feel the struggle his character is going through. The way the […]