Chinese temple has a robot monk!

Temples are too going hi-tech as a Buddhist shrine near Beijing has developed a robot monk that can chant Buddhist mantras, move via voice command, and hold a simple conversation. Named Xian'er, the 2-foot tall robot resembles a cartoon-like novice monk in yellow robes with a shaven head, holding a touch

3 injured in explosion at gurdwara in Germany

Three persons were injured in an explosion in the city of Essen in west Germany. A 60-year-old man was reportedly critical. According to a report, a spokesman for Essen police said that a masked person is reported to have fled the scene shortly after the blast at 7 pm on Saturday. The

William & Kate trek to Tiger’s Nest monastery

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Friday trekked to the famous Tiger's Nest monastery in Bhutan. Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton took less than three hours to cover the distance through a pine forest on the slopes of the hill to the spectacular monastery that dates back to 1692

WATCH: Lensman, plane in a near-miss

Normally, the terminology of near-miss is used when two aircraft pass each other very closely. But this was a new type of near-miss. A man trying to click a photograph of a plane landing in St Barts narrowly missed getting hit by the aircraft as he just ducked in time.

Massive quake, 103 aftershocks rock Japan, nine dead

A shallow earthquake in Japan with an intensity of 7 on Richter scale killed at least nine persons late on Thursday. Nearly 800 people were injured, 50 severely. About 44,449 people were evacuated. The magnitude of the tremors was not too high by Japenese standards, but as it was centred just

William, Kate try hand at archery in Bhutan

Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate Middleton met Bhutan’s King and Queen on Thursday. After they were welcomed by colourful dancers and musicians at a ceremony in the tiny Himalayan nation, they tried their hand at Bhutan's national sport of archery. Later in the evening, both sauntered out for dinner with

Rare rain causes flooding in Riyadh

In a rare occurrence, a severe storm caused flooding in Riyadh and led to traffic snarls on Wednesday. All schools were shut in the Saudi Arabia's capital due to the storm. This came about one month after rare heavy rain hit most areas of the United Arab Emirates on March

WATCH: Russian fighters, chopper fly too close to US destroyer

In the signs of new times, two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew too close to a the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, a US official said. He said it was one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory. Not only the jets, but

Two suspects arrested for brutal attack on elderly Sikh in Fresno in US

The police have arrested two young men in the hate crime against an elderly Sikh in Fresno in California in December. They had assaulted the Sikh man, Amrik Singh Bal, and then hit him with their car. Their arrest was announced by Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer recently. He