A practice battleground complete with opposing sets of trenches used by British soldiers training for World War I has been discovered on the southern English coast, officials said Friday.
The overgrown ditches on Ministry of Defense (MoD) land in Gosport, near Portsmouth, have long been used for military exercises.Full Story
It's a city better known for its history and culture, but a new generation of mobile game developers is bringing a slice of Silicon Valley to Pakistan's Lahore.
With open plan offices, mixed gender teams, gourmet catering and an emphasis on a fun atmosphere, the small but growing IT industry worth an estimated $2.8 billion is being led by young entrepreneurs like Babar Ahmed.Full Story
Malaysia has banned a translation of an Ultraman comic book after it referred to the popular Japanese superhero as "Allah", authorities said Friday, during an ongoing row over use of the word by non-Muslims.
The home ministry, which is in charge of domestic security and censorship, said the Malay language edition of "Ultraman, The Ultra Power" contains elements that can undermine public order and morals.Full Story
Pope Francis is among admirers on Twitter where positive comments about him outweigh negative ones by a ratio of five to one, according to a Pew Research Center study released Thursday.
The Washington-based think tank, in a statement, said it analyzed eight million tweets that made reference to the pope.Full Story
Switzerland has finalized a 13-year process of returning more than 4,500 ancient artifacts to Italy that were stolen by a criminal gang, the Swiss justice ministry said Thursday.
The Alpine country this week repatriated the final 68 looted artifacts to its southern neighbor, ending a restitution process that began in 2001, the ministry said in a statement.Full Story
Shares in the first Chinese auction house to be listed in Hong Kong closed up 29 percent on their debut Thursday, following the firm's $331 million initial public offering.
Poly Culture Group, the world's third largest auction house by revenue behind Sotheby's and Christie's, made a splash with shares reaching HK$42.60 (U.S.$5.49) by the end of trading.Full Story
Branded by Kenyan authorities as an epicentre for the indoctrination and recruitment of Islamic militants, the Musa mosque in Mombasa has become a primary target of the country's escalating war on terror.
But this war is also causing controversy, amid allegations of state-sponsored assassinations, heavy-handed raids and fears that these tactics could be helping and not hindering radical Islam.Full Story
A year after being chosen Pope Francis is very popular with American Catholics though his handling of the pedophile priests' scandal left many underwhelmed, a new study found.
More than eight in 10 surveyed in the Pew Research Center study of 1,821 adults 18 or older --- fully 85 percent -- had a favorable opinion of the pope a year after his elevation, it found.Full Story
The sightseer of 4014 may have to pay a virtual visit to the Tower of London or Statue of Liberty, said a climate study Wednesday that warned of dramatic ocean encroachment on heritage sites.
While modern civilization is fascinated by the pyramids of Egypt, Rome's Colosseum and the Parthenon in Greece, much of this inheritance as well as our own cultural legacy may be lost to sea-levels rising as much as 1.8 meters (six feet) due to global warming, researchers said.Full Story
The Vikings are renowned as bloodthirsty warriors, but a new exhibition at the British Museum aims to show the cultural achievements and trading skills that spread their influence far and wide.
"Vikings: Life and Legend", which opens on Thursday and runs until June 22, seeks to go beyond the stereotypical image of terrifying bearded axemen, raping and pillaging their way around Europe between the ninth and 11th centuries.Full Story