World

Dancing priests become Internet sensation

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

ROME: A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

'Big Hero 6' to the rescue at new-look Tokyo film festival

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

TOKYO: Hello Kitty and Doraemon anime characters strutted their stuff on the red carpet on Thursday, as Disney’s “Big Hero 6” kicked off a new-look Tokyo film festival that taps into Japan’s love of animation.

South Sudan women suggest sex strike to end war

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

JUBA: A group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting.

Poland bans junk food in schools

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

WARSAW: Poland on Thursday banned junk food in schools from January next year to trim rising rates of childhood obesity.

Earth hit by double asteroids 458 million years ago

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

PARIS: Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, space scientists reported on Thursday.

China punishes 17 officials for village clash

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

BEIJING : Seventeen officials have been punished in southwest China after one of the most violent land conflicts in recent years left eight people dead.

For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

PARIS: The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.

Women, children inside besieged home near Tunis

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

TUNIS: At least two women and an unknown number of children were inside a home near Tunis where an armed group was exchanging gunfire Thursday with security forces, the interior ministry said.

France sends police reinforcements to Calais after migrant clashes

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

CALAIS, France: France’s interior minister said Thursday he had dispatched 100 extra police to the port of Calais where an influx of illegal migrants trying to get to Britain is causing more and more havoc.

Charli XCX surprises at school homecoming dance

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

LOS ANGELES: Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium.